With so many people turning to the Vegan health-style, and many others who are gluten-sensitive, it can sometimes be a challenge to get the right proteins or enough protein in the body.
Industrial hemp is an excellent protein source. It is the only plant source on earth that has Edestin protein, the protein closest to human globulin. (That means it is very easily digested.)
Hemp is also gluten-free.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other related grains. It is what makes bread ‘doughy’ and aids in the rising process.
People with gluten sensitivities, allergies, or celiac disease should avoid gluten all together. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include gas, bloating, diarrhea, lethargy, migraines, abdominal discomfort, bone and joint pain, and ADHD.
Celiac disease is a reaction to eating gluten that damages the small intestine, and prevents the intestine from absorbing important nutrients.
In all the above cases, getting enough protein is essential. Hempseed is an excellent addition to the diet, in that not ONLY is it a complete protein, it is also gluten-free and there are no known allergies to hemp.
One item to make note of: Texturized Vegetable Protein is also a good protein substitute, HOWEVER, many types of TVP contain gluten, so be very careful when thinking about using it.