Hemp hearts are a great source of fat-burning gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The phytonutrient boosts metabolism by activating stores of fat-burning brown fat. The payoff: Women in one study who increased their intake of GLA lost 3 pounds a week without any other lifestyle changes. Nutty and full of flavor. hemp hearts (also called hemp seeds) can be sprinkled over salads, yogurt and oatmeal. They also add a nice creaminess when blended into smoothies. To get the benefits, simply add 2 Tbs. to your daily diet.
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