Did you know you could be adding cannabis to your salads? Raw cannabis boasts an impressive nutritional profile. In fact, evidence suggests cannabis is a superfood. Here’s what happens when you eat a cannabis salad.
1. Your body is fueled by cannabinoid acids
Why eat “raw” cannabis?
However, the body can only handle limited amounts of these compounds.
Which means your body is losing out on a lot of the nutritional benefits of cannabis once it’s heated. One way to overcome this is by eating cannabis in its raw form. This allows the body to metabolize THCA and CBDA in their acidic forms. Why is this important?
Endocannabinoid deficiencies have been linked to the onset clinical conditions such as migraines fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
2. Your digestive system is loaded with fiber
On average, Americans consume only 15 grams of fiber per day. In reality, we should be consuming 20-35 grams of fiber per day.
Consuming high-fiber foods is key to optimal health.
Fiber reduces blood cholesterol levels, prevents constipation, and reduces the risk of colon cancer. In fact, fiber is vital to our everyday health. Research shows that in order to cultivate a healthy internal ecosystem, eating fibrous foods is essential.
Luckily, raw cannabis is full of fiber. Cannabis fan leaves are rich in fiber and can easily be incorporated into most salads. Just be sure to source fresh organic leaves.
3. Your body is provided powerful antioxidants
Did you know raw cannabis also contains antioxidants?
Consuming raw cannabis is linked to an antioxidant release in the brain. This is because compounds in raw cannabis activate the cannabinoid system, triggering a release of antioxidants.
Antioxidants help to cleanse the body of harmful toxins and produce an anti-aging effect.
Perhaps even more astonishing, raw cannabis also possesses neuroprotective properties. Studies suggest that THCA is a powerful neuroprotectant and can even prevent cancer.
While the research is preliminary, the evidence is telling.
4. You feel energized by a boost of vitamins and minerals
Skip the caffeine and go for cannabis if you’re starting to feel lethargic. Raw cannabis is a vegetable full of vital nutrients.
Just how healthy is raw cannabis?
Cannabis contains important vitamins and minerals your body needs like:
- Iron (vital for carrying oxygen throughout the body)
- Vitamin C (essential for growing and repairing tissue)
- Calcium (helps support bone health)
- Vitamin K (prevents blood clotting and heart disease)
However, cannabis is unique from other vegetables because it contains beneficial cannabinoid acids.
Blend cannabis with other leafy greens like broccoli, spinach, or kale along with your choice of fresh fruit for a nutritious boost.
5. Your body is nourished with healthy fats
However, these vital acids must be obtained through diet.
Cannabis leaves provide a healthy balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds and oil are also abundant in essential fatty acids.
Whether you want to mix cannabis leaves with cabbage or garnish your greens, it’s easy to incorporate cannabis into not only salads but endless healthy (and delicious) dishes.
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