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$9.99 Costco. $19.99 Nutiva.com

$9.99 Costco. Nutiva is the best brand. Very high quality organic, unrefined, cold-pressed hemp oil.

Hemp oil is another health-boosting freebie to add to the mix. It has a distinct nutty flavor and is packed with Omega-3s, antioxidants, and Vitamin E.

All About Omegas

Hemp oil has the ideal 3:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. A lower ratio is correlated to the prevention or reversal of many chronic diseases, especially heart disease. Studies found that a lower Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio in women was associated with a decreased risk for breast cancer. Additionally, a 3:1 ratio suppressed inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Unlike flax and chia seeds which are also high in Omega-3s, hemp has Super Omega-3 (SDA) and Super Omega-6 (GLA), which help the body metabolize fat.

OMEGAS in 2 TBSP of hemp oil

  • Omega-6 Linoleic Acid — 14 g
  • Omega-3 Alpha-Linoleic Acid — 5 g
  • Omega-9 — 4 g
  • Omega-6 Gamma-Linoleic Acid — 1 g
  • Omega-3 Stearidonic Acid — 500 mg

Other Health Benefits

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Tocopherol, an antioxidant in hemp oil, helps fight degenerative diseases such as atherosclerosis
  • Great for skin and hair
Not just for hippies anymore.

Not just for hippies anymore.

hemp green.

That dark hemp green reminds me of Turtle Pies from 3rd grade. These were disgusting, but I was still jealous of the kids who had them for lunch. It’s kinda like the Lunchables phenomenon.

Wait…isn’t hemp the same as marijuana?

No.

They do come from the same Cannabis plant, but are completely different from each other.

Just because you’re in the same family doesn’t mean that you’ll turn out the same. Check your own.

This was the first movie I saw on an airplane. It was a 14 hour flight to Seoul. I had just graduated from Kindergarten. Worst movie ever.

This was the first movie I ever watched on an airplane. It was a 14 hour flight to Korea and I had just graduated from Kindergarten. What a horrible way to pass time.

If weed is the stoner dropout son in the Cannabis fam,

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Towelie just straight chillin.

Then hemp is the overachieving, triathlete-supermodel-Harvard M.D.-Golden Child who shelters abandoned puppies in his guest house.

All upside, no weaknesses. Go get some.

Hemp oil is to your health, what this dude is to all breathing women:

Girls go gaga for Gosling.

Girls go gaga for Gosling.

Ryan Gosling is every girl’s dream.

How do I know? I found this card in the store the other day.

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*Guys, there’s something to learn from this. Start channeling your Inner Gosling this weekend.

It’ll keep the ladies happy, and everyone knows that that’s the first real step towards world peace.

NOW BACK TO HEMP OIL...

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Like Chia seeds, this one is also a no-brainer. It’s basically flavorless and can be easily thrown into your oatmeal, smoothies, salads etc.

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Health Benefits

Flaxseeds are rich in

  • Omega-3s
  • Fiber
  • Lingans

Lignans are good antioxidants that can bind to free radicals to fight unchecked cell growth. Flaxseed has one of the highest levels of lignans. To get the amount of lignans in 2 TBSP of flaxseed, you would have to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.

Your body can only digest GROUND flaxseed

Don’t be fooled by the “healthy” snacks out there such as flaxseed crackers or chips. Whole flaxseeds are just for show. The flaxseeds in these snacks are useless because whole flaxseeds can’t be digested. They’ll just come right out like kiwi seeds.

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The Best Place to Buy Flaxseed Read the rest of this entry »

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The daily recommended amount is 1 TBSP.

F$#% that.

You’re better than that. Let’s do 4, and if you’re really overweight, 8 TBSP a day.

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You really can’t go wrong loading up on chia seeds. Even if you don’t have the best diet right now, simply by adding chia seeds you’ll start slimming down and feeling better. Eating chia seeds is like collecting $200 for passing GO–it’s an easy freebie to get you back on track to your optimal body. So go pick some up ASAP and don’t be lazy. There are no excuses with this one.

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This is going on my future driveway.

Health Benefits:

In addition to being packed with Omega-3s, fiber, and being the highest source of protein of any seed or grain, it also has

  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • 18% daily recommended amount of calcium
  • 27% daily recommended amount of phosphorus
  • 30% daily recommended amount of manganese
  • copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, zinc

“But Matthew, how do you expect me to eat 4 TBSP a day?!” 

Easy.

  • Toss a couple spoonfuls into your oatmeal.
Mix it all up. It tastes amazing!

This is the delicious way I start my mornings. It only has the best of the best in it—every ingredient tastes great and makes me healthier. The chia seeds are buried in there somewhere…

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Where to buy: Whole Foods

Cost: $4 for a 1/2 lb

If you’re going to eat butter, might as well eat the healthiest butter out there.

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What is pasture butter?

Pasture butter is different from the standard stick of butter because it’s made from the milk of pastured cows. Most of the butter in our country comes from cows in large commercial farms. To cut cost, these cows are raised in cramped living environments (often unsanitary and probably stressful to the cows) and fed grains (unnatural diet). Pastured cows on the other hand can range freely, and feed on fresh grass (natural diet). Additionally these cows are raised without any antibiotics, hormones or pesticides. As a result, pasture butter more closely resembles its pure state and is also richer in nutrients than regular butter. Read the rest of this entry »