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(A) HEMP HEARTS-NATURES POWER FOOD

Human tissues require nourishment every morning with slow digesting proteins, omega fats and raw, long fiber foods containing vitamins and enzymes--essential nutrients--not starch, sugar and blended, processed foods.  Those who consume most of their essential nutrients each morning have all day to utilize any possible excess and can control weight easily.

Hunger is a signal that the body requires protein .  Those who consume fruit and other foods without protein when they are truly hungry will continue to be hungry.  Those who eat low-protein starches (cereals, breads, potatoes, pastas and rice) when their bodies call for protein will be hungry again in two hours.  Those who use Hemp Hearts and other high protein foods to avoid starches are able to control weight by extending the intervals between their meals to as much as twelve hours.  

Physical weakness is a demand for fuel .  Those who fuel up with quick digesting sugars and starches will be weak again and will require fuel again soon.  Those who use Hemp Hearts and other foods containing large percentages of slow digesting essential fats--instead of sugar and starch--do not require energy-boosting snacks and can control weight easily.  

Digestive systems function best with raw, unprocessed foods that release nutrients slowly and continuously.  The long fibers in raw, unprocessed foods remain intact to tie wastes together so they are able to move with contractions through the digestive system.  Those who consume Hemp Hearts with long fiber foods normally expel wastes after every meal. 

Those who eat significant amounts of sugar, starch and processed foods inevitably become obese --or they cheat themselves of essential nutrients, causing progressive tissue health failure.  Insufficient essential nutrients initially cause dry hair and skin, eczema and psoriasis.  Later it may also cause arthritis and prostate inflammation.  Insufficient essential nutrients eventually cause veins and arteries to lose their elasticity:  Unable to expand and contract with each heartbeat, hardened blood vessels do not assist the heart with circulation or keep themselves clean.  Deteriorating blood vessels increase the possibility of stroke, aneurysm and heart disease and eventually result in premature health failure.

Hemp Hearts are the most concentrated source of essential nutrients known . Those who consume at least four, but probably five, heaping tablespoons (55g) of Hemp Hearts every morning, preferably with long fiber, raw vegetables topped with fruit and yogurt, notice from the first day that they have enough energy for the entire day, that they expel wastes after every meal and that they are not hungry again until mid-afternoon.  They have no need for the lunches of bread, potatoes, pasta, rice and processed foods with added fats that cause obesity and tissue health failure.   On days when they desire to lose weight, they can restrict themselves to a pot of tea in the afternoon when they first become hungry and to a large vegetable salad with insignificant dressing in the early evening—losing up to one pound per day.  Those who “fuel up” with Hemp Hearts and long fiber foods early each morning have sufficient nutrients for tissue health, sufficient long fiber roughage for colon health and sufficient energy for success and good mental health.  Diabetics should totally avoid sweet fruit as well as processed cereals and other starches--restricting themselves to Hemp Hearts, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products.  Those who change to Hemp Hearts and long fiber foods, but who do not strictly avoid starches, may sometimes experience gas and watery stools as liquefied, incompletely digested starches are swept through the digestive system by faster moving Hemp Hearts and long fiber foods.  Those without excess weight who wish to “turbo-charge” themselves for amazing productivity and those who need to rebuild their bodies after serious illness can consume Hemp Hearts again in the afternoon.  Sedentary individuals should avoid consuming Hemp Hearts after breakfast or they may have too much energy to sleep later.

If you want to impress yourself or if you want to impress others with the amazing ability of Hemp Hearts to satisfy hunger and provide energy, please perform the following experiment:  Everyone knows that if they restrict themselves to any quantity of fruit for breakfast that they will be hungry again very soon--usually within an hour.  We suggest that you eat five tablespoons of Hemp Hearts on top of a bowl of fruit and yogurt for breakfast (vegetables for diabetics), because you will then certainly notice that you could easily go without food for many hours--perhaps all day.  Those who begin their day with Hemp Hearts are nutritionally satisfied in a manner that is very unusual--if not amazing. 

HEMP HEARTS (SHELLED HEMP SEED) IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER FOODS

*Contains more required amino acids (proteins) than milk, meat or eggs.

*Is a complete protein source--much more balanced & digestible than any Soy product.

*Contains about 47% oil, 86% of which is omega 3, 6 and 9.

*Contains all the essential and Omega fats required for human health.

*Contains several times more Omega 3 essential fat than any fish.

*Provides more energy than energy bars--without their sugar and with less saturated fat.

*Is suitable for those unable to eat gluten, sugar, milk, nuts & meat.

*Is perfect for those troubled with constipation and for those avoiding carbohydrates.

*A 55 g serving (5 tbsp) contains 314 calories of energy from 20 g protein, 23.2 g unsaturated fats (14.9 g Omega 6, 4.7 g Omega 3 and 3.5 g Omega 9), 2.7 g saturated fats, 5.9 g carbohydrates, 3.3 g fiber, 2.6 mg iron, 40.6 mg calcium, 5 mg sodium, 5 mg vitamin E, .55 mg vitamin C, .07 mg vitamin B6, .18 mg vitamin B2, .76 mg vitamin B1, 1200 IU vitamin D, 2.2 IU vitamin A, .38 g Potassium, .4 g Phosphorus.

Every lot can be traced back to its origins for testing to be certain that it is free of contaminants.

Beware of Hemp Protein and Hemp Flour. These competing products are made by grinding the wastes which remain after the valuable oil has been extracted from whole hemp seeds. They are mostly composed of indigestible shells.

(B)  MORE THAN A SQUARE MEAL bars (made mostly with Hemp Hearts):

Fourteen different dried fruit and nut toppings make these the most varied as well as the most nutritious and best tasting bars available.  At almost half a pound (200g), each 2 inch x 12 inch (5 cm x 30 cm) More Than A Square Meal bar can be consumed as many separate protein and energy bars, as a large number of tiny but nutrient packed meal components (servings) or as several complete, high protein, high energy morning meals.  Each MORE THAN A SQUARE MEAL bar tastes wonderfully like chocolate and one of a variety of fourteen complimentary fruit or nut toppings, but actually consists mostly of Hemp Hearts--the best source of protein, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes on the Earth.   About half of one bar is sufficient for most individuals for a special breakfast--after which they will certainly not require lunch and can further restrict themselves to a raw vegetable salad in the evening--especially on those days when they wish to lose weight.

Because protein is our most essential nutrient, human hunger levels are tuned to the amount of protein available to the body at any time.  The 15g of easily digested protein in the Hemp Hearts component of about half of one bar will protect the breakfast user from significant hunger until at least mid-afternoon.  Those who begin their day with at least half of one bar can easily avoid lunch as well as the later consumption of non-essential “fillers” and “energy boosters”—foods usually composed mostly of sugar, starches and added fats.

Because the human body uses fat for storing energy, it is unable to extract energy from fat quickly--quite the opposite of sugars and starches.  Energy produced from digesting fat arrives evenly, unlike the energy roller coaster experienced by those who eat frequent meals containing sugar, starch and coffee.  Unless they first need to lose considerable weight, those who begin their day with about half of one bar discover that the 17.7g of omega fats supplied by the Hemp Hearts component provides sufficient, continuous energy until evening.  Those who consume foods early each morning containing large percentages of protein and essential fats are not inclined to consume foods made mostly with sugar, starch and added fats—foods that cause obesity and premature health failure.

Premature health failure may first appear as high cholesterol--a sign that veins and arteries have lost their elasticity because of imperfect diet.  Premature health failure may first appear as high blood pressure--a sign that the heart is over-worked, required to pump blood through too many miles of sluggish blood vessels. Premature health failure may first appear as type II diabetes--a sign that relevant organs are no longer capable of processing sweet foods and starches.  Premature health failure may first appear as celiac disease--a sign that the digestive system is unable to process the excessive amounts of gluten and starches that are consumed repeatedly when the body is hungry only because it requires more protein.  Premature health failure may sometimes first appear as depression--often a sign that an individual is unhappy with the shape and limited function of a body that has become overweight and sluggish from a diet high in sweet foods and starches.

Those who wish to change their diets to reverse late onset health problems should eat enough of one bar early each morning that they are not hungry until mid-afternoon.  They should consume fluids without calories during the day, but especially when they feel hungry.  They should restrict their after-breakfast consumption of food on those days when they wish to lose weight to a large raw vegetable salad, eaten in the late afternoon without significant dressing.  They should always avoid foods made mostly with sugar, starch and added fats.

Each bar, replacing many servings of ordinary foods, is composed of 8 tablespoons (84g) of Hemp Hearts (shelled hemp seeds) bonded together with a minimal amount of bittersweet chocolate (42 g) and topped generously with one of many choices of whole nuts or partially dried fruit (74 g)—only three whole foods.

Forty two grams of Hemp Hearts, the major component of half of one bar contains: 240 calories of energy from 15 g protein, 15 g polyunsaturated fats (11.4 g omega 6 and 3.6 g omega 3), 2.7 g mono-unsaturated fats (omega 9), 2.1 g saturated fats, 4.5 g carbohydrates including 2.5 g fiber, 2 mg iron, 31 mg calcium, 3.8 mg sodium, 3.8 mg vitamin E, 956 IU vitamin D, .42 mg vitamin C, .05 mg vitamin B6, .14 mg vitamin B2, .58 mg vitamin B1, 1.68 IU vitamin A.  The dark chocolate in half of one bar contains 9 g of sugar, usually insignificant in comparison with the quantities of protein, essential fats and other valuable nutrients present.  Those who avoid all sugar should use Hemp Hearts with vegetables for breakfast—a less expensive, more nutritious choice.

Fourteen bar toppings are available: Almond, Cashew, Pecan, Brazil Nut, Macadamia Nut, Pine Nut, Cranberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raisin, Prunes, Pineapple, Coconut and Papaya.

(C)  CLEAR HEMP COOKING AND SALAD OIL (made from the clean inner parts of hemp seeds):

Hemp Oil contains more desirable “omega”3, 6 & 9 fats (86 %) and less saturated fat (8%) than any other natural oil.  Our Clear Hemp Cooking and Salad Oil is the only available hemp oil that is clean, that does not make companion foods green, that does not taste overwhelmingly of hemp and that does not contain the shell particles and residues that make other hemp oils unstable.  We can provide scientific studies which demonstrate that normal cooking temperatures do not cause any deterioration or any formation of trans-fats in Clear Hemp Cooking and Salad Oil.  Although it does not contain the valuable proteins of Hemp Hearts, many other high protein foods can be enhanced nutritionally by preparing them with Clear Hemp Cooking and Salad Oil.  

 

RECIPES FOR USING HEMP HEARTS™: ENHANCE THE FLAVORS OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS

HEMP HEARTS WITH RAW FRUIT OR VEGETABLES: Fill a bowl with selected fruit or vegetable pieces; Cover them with plain yogurt and top with five heaping tablespoons of Hemp Hearts.  Or, remove the seeds from half a melon or half a papaya; Fill the hole with plain yogurt and cover with five heaping tablespoons of hemp hearts; If you also top with berries or sweet seedless grapes--nothing tastes better.

HOT OR COLD CEREALS : Cover your favorite hot or cold cereal with five heaping tablespoons of raw Hemp Hearts.  Top with some grapes or berries. Enjoy the great nutty taste. You will discover tremendous energy and will have no hunger for many hours.

DESERTS, APPETISERS AND EATING OUT : You can make a perfectly balanced and nutritious meal out of any desert or appetizer simply by topping it with several tablespoons of Hemp Hearts.  Even the worst restaurants have something that can be salvaged by adding sufficient Hemp Hearts.    

SALADS AND PITAS : Add Hemp Hearts in quantity on top or mix throughout. Use plenty to enhance flavor, texture and nutritional value. Blend with other ingredients in spreads and dressings.

STIR-FRY: Add Hemp Hearts generously and mix throughout shortly before serving. Sprinkle on top after serving.

ROASTING MEATS : Make coatings and basting sauces mostly with Hemp Hearts. Apply before and while cooking. Use in dressings for added flavor and improved nutritional value.

SHAKES, FRUIT SMOOTHIES AND HEMP MILK : Blend 1/3 cup Hemp Hearts with 2/3 cup water on high speed for 2 minutes; Add frozen berries while blending. Can be sweetened. Without fruit, make hemp milk for many uses.

SHANNON 'S FAMOUS HEMP CRISPS : (smaller recipe): Add 2/3 cup brown sugar and one beaten egg to 1/2 cup cooled melted butter and blend well. Mix 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon and one cup Hemp Hearts separately. Add the dry mix to the butter mix. Spoon drop and flatten dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 F until the edges are very crispy. For lighter, more porous cookies increase egg and/or decrease flour slightly; do not over-mix dough and do not let mixed dough sit long before cooking.

SHANNON'S MEDITERRANEAN HIGH PROTEIN HIGH ESSENTIAL FAT SALAD DRESSING :  Blend 1 cup of Hemp Hearts with 2/3 cup of water until smooth.  Add 2 tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese, 3 teaspoons of red wine vinegar or lemon juice, 1 ¼ teaspoons of crushed garlic and 1 teaspoon of oregano with fresh ground pepper and salt to taste.  No one will believe that it does not contain any olive oil.

SHANNON'S HEMP CHICKEN : Mix 1/3 cup ketchup, two 1/4 oz. beef bouillon packets, 1 tablespoon onion flakes or 1 small diced onion, 2 teaspoons light soy sauce, 1 teaspoon mustard, 3 tablespoons water and 1 cup Hemp Hearts in a small bowl. Arrange 3 pounds of chicken pieces in 3 quart casserole. Apply Hemp Heart mixture thoroughly over chicken pieces. Cover casserole and cook in a 350 F oven for 1 hour.  Uncover and brown for approx. 30 minutes.

 

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