Cannabis edibles don't have to be limited to sweets like cookies brownies; instead, cannabis consumption can be paired with a healthy lifestyle to provide many potential benefits. If you’re new to healthy eating with cannabis, this guide will help you get started along with over 40 delicious cannabis recipes.
Healthy Eating With Cannabis
Can medical or recreational cannabis consumption be integrated with healthy eating for the best results?
Speaking from the perspective of a both Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, the answer is YES!
Cannabis consumption and healthy eating truly are a perfect pair when it comes to naturally improving one's wellbeing.
Throughout history, hundreds of thousands of people have found relief by simply changing their diet and adding cannabis consumption to their lifestyle.
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Why People Are Turning to Natural Alternatives
One of the most amazing parts about cannabis consumption is that, like dietary changes, it has very few unwanted side effects.
Heavy OTC and prescription medication use are common these days.
While they work well for some people, many report that they cause several unwanted side effects such as digestive issues, inflammation, brain fog, dependency, and more.
Many of my Cannabis Compass Course students previously experienced long-term medication use but reported that the pills never fixed the underlying problems.
Rather, they covered it up like a bandaid.
That's what led them to try cannabis as an alternative option.
Why Cannabis Works With Healthy Eating
Cannabis consumption works because the human body contains what is known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is proven to maintain homeostasis within the body by acting as a balancing mechanism with other body systems such as the circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems.
Cannabinoids are organic compounds found within the cannabis plant that interact with endocannabinoid receptors in the human body, triggering a variety of effects.
Healthy eating also helps with maintaining homeostasis in the body.
With healthy cannabis consumption and a healthy diet, you can try to fix the root of your problems by healing yourself from the inside out.
That is accomplished by feeding your body healthy and clean nutrients from whole foods, supplementing with natural alternative medicine, and incorporating daily movement into your lifestyle.
When cannabis consumption is paired with clean eating and a healthy lifestyle, the benefits are endless.
Cannabis consumption includes cannabis edibles that are easy to make as healthy recipes such as smoothies, dressings, lattes, and more.
If you are interested in discovering more recipes infused with cannabis, be sure to check out my healthy cannabis recipes below.
Pairing The Right Diet With Cannabis
While many people find relief from their chronic conditions with just cannabis alone, others find more relief when combining their consumption with a clean eating lifestyle.
The food that we put into our body affects the number on the scale.
It also affects our mood, energy levels, concentration, sleep, skin, immunity, and overall well-being.
Just like cannabis consumption is individual to each person, so is nutrition and diet.
Not everyone will need to follow the same type of diet, so I like to follow the clean eating philosophy, which allows any diet to work within the principles easily.
Whether you follow a gluten-free, plant-based, sugar-free, Paleo, or another type of lifestyle, it can all be integrated with the clean eating philosophy.
Clean eating is preferred over the common Standard American Diet, which includes many processed and prepackaged foods that can be damaging to our health.
Our bodies are able to break down and use clean foods much easier than processed foods.
Vitamins and minerals are also much more bioavailable in clean foods when compared to processed foods.
Processed foods contain many ingredients that are foreign to our bodies, creating many complications when digestion occurs.
Problems like bloating, uncomfortability, fatigue, constipation, etc,.
When processed foods are eaten daily, this causes even more problems that eventually can lead to heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, and more.
Processed foods are also depleted of their natural vitamins and minerals that you find in abundance in clean whole foods.
This then causes malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies, leading to brittle hair and nails, loss of hair, loss of energy, insomnia, skin problems, neural damage, and memory loss.
What Are Clean Eating Foods
Clean eating foods are commonly defined as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and certain meats and dairy products.
Clean eating foods have little to just one ingredient listed.
Clean eating foods can come fresh, frozen, or canned.
It is however very important when buying foods are frozen or canned to check for any added ingredients, such as salt, sugar, or preservatives that would take away from the “clean” part of it.
For example, if purchasing a frozen “processed” vegetable such as cauliflower rice, if the ingredient only listed is cauliflower, then that is a clean frozen food.
And for more help with implementing a Clean Eating Lifestyle, be sure to check out my brand new 4th cookbook, the Clean Eating Meal Prep Cookbook.
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Delicious Cannabis Recipes to Try
Below are some of my most popular healthy cannabis recipes to try.
From drinks to sides, entrees, and deserts, there's an option for everyone!