As the cooler weather approaches and the leaves start falling – you may find yourself craving some chocolate. So, when a chocolate craving strikes, these yummy delectable truffles make a grounding and delicious treat. Loaded with anti-inflammatory omega 3s, protein and fiber. This is a dessert that is actually good for you!
Eastern View: An excellent addition to your Fall treats as hemp seeds are rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and zinc, that means they help reduce the problems associated with dry skin, nails and hair. Being rich in magnesium, copper and vitamin D, they also help reduce menstrual cramps and PMS – all Vata problems.
Staying with the dryness of Vata – did you know that hemp seeds also reduce joint pain. That is good for anyone who suffers from arthritis especially osteoarthritis Hemp seeds are also rich in amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids and other essential vitamins, they have the ability to lower cholesterol in the body.
As hemp seeds are rich in fiber, sulfur and other amino acids, using hemp seeds helps to relieve constipation. Hemp acts as a natural laxative, keeping you running smoothly.
Western View: Hemp seeds are composed of more than 30 percent healthy fats, including the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid (plant-based omega-3). According to research published in Nutrition & Metabolism. Hemp seeds also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which supports the normal function and growth of cells, nerves, muscles, and organs throughout your body.
Hemp seeds contain numerous heart-healthy compounds,which have been shown to enhance blood flow and help you maintain optimal blood pressure. Nitric oxide signals the smooth muscle cells in your blood vessels to relax, so that your vessels dilate and your blood flows more freely. This helps your arteries stay free of plaque.
Fatty-acid deficiency can manifest in a variety of ways, but skin problems such as eczema, thick patches of skin, and cracked heels are common. Hemp seeds are a rich source of fatty acids iand research suggests hempseed oil may improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis and potentially provide relief from eczema.
Whole hemp seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which may support digestive health. Soluble fiber dissolves into a gel-like texture, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber may help with weight control. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve at all and helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.
Hemp Coconut Truffles
- 1/4 cup shelled raw hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened plus some for rolling
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 15 dates, medjool
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch cloves
- In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together till you get a dough like consistency.
- Take a heaped tablespoon of the dough at a time and roll into small balls
- Roll the ball in the coconut flakes
- Place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes
- Serve cold
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