Junk food is the immediate munchies go to, isn’t it? Those simple carbs just taste so complex and delicious when you’re high. However, I’d like to walk you through another alternative…a win-win situation. Food that’s healthier and can sustain your high for a longer period of time. Check out our list of 7 healthy foods to eat while high and that can boost your buzz.
Broccoli- for beta-caryophyllene
Eating vegetables may not sound that appealing to many people. But, what if I told you that broccolis may just take your high to the next level? Eat your broccoli. Do it for the high!
Broccoli contains a high level of beta-caryophyllene which is a terpene that binds to your CB2 receptors as many cannabinoids do. Eating broccoli alone won’t make you feel high; but when combined with cannabis, the beta-caryophyllene and cannabinoids will synergistically work to reduce pain, inflammation, and so on. Try eating a few ounces of broccoli before smoking some mellow India to experience comfort and relaxation as you’ve never before. Broccoli is very healthy food to eat while high and in combination with cannabis, it gives amazing results.
Mangoes- the myrcene content healthy food to eat while high
You’ve probably heard about the myth of how mangoes can make you feel more high. Well, turns out it is actually true!
Terpenes are found in a variety of plants like fruits, vegetables, and cannabis. These organic compounds are what give plants their unique aromas and flavours. Mangoes have a particular high myrcene content, a type of terpene that is also found in many cannabis strains. The myrcene in mangoes helps the cannabinoids from marijuana pass through the blood-brain barrier more easily. This is because myrcene binds to your cannabinoid receptors and primes those receptors to respond to cannabinoids more efficiently later on. So, eating mangoes about an hour before you consume cannabis can intensify and prolong your high.
Sweet potatoes- healthy food with carbs and vitamin Bs and E
Sometimes you can get into a bad mood when you’re high and end up having a bad trip. Now you can avoid that with the help of sweet potatoes!
Sweet potatoes contain lots of complex carbohydrates and vitamins such as vitamins Bs and vitamin E. All these compounds are shown to increase your brain’s production of serotonin– a neurotransmitter that makes you feel good. Additionally, because sweet potatoes are low in fats and proteins, the serotonin will be able to boost your mood relatively quickly. Keep in mind that consuming protein alongside carbohydrates actually blocks the production of serotonin so you want to keep protein intake to a minimum in order to enjoy a more euphoric high.
Tea- for catechin
Your thirst and cottonmouth will have to be quenched with a beverage anyway so why not hydrate with some tea that can also improve your marijuana high?
Catechin is a powerful antioxidant found in green and black tea. It binds to CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid system and promotes feelings of relaxation when taken by itself. However, when you combine with with cannabis, it not only relaxes you, it will also reduce stress and other negative emotions. Next time, drink some tea after you smoke some weed so you can have a euphoric and peaceful high.
Nuts- for healthy fats
One of the annoying things with taking edibles is that the high can take so long to hit. But you can speed it up by eating nuts!
Nuts contain a lot of healthy fats which can make the high hit you faster. This is because cannabinoids such as THC bind to fatty acids which help them get through the blood-brain barrier. Eating foods that have a high content of healthy omega-3 fatty acids like nuts or eggs will allow more THC to enter your bloodstream faster, therefore, making you feel higher in a shorter time period.
Herbs and spices- for the terpenes
Cooking with herbs and spices can make your food taste better; but did it know it can make your marijuana high better as well?
Herbs and spices contain a lot of terpenes; thus why they have potent scents and flavours. Pinene is a terpene found in herbs like thyme, sage, and basil that helps cannabis absorption. It opens up the passages in your lungs which allow your body to absorb more cannabinoids at a faster rate. Another terpene called limonene found in lemongrass can also decrease your chances of getting a bad high by reducing anxiety. So add some herbs to your food to spice up your meal and your high.
Now that you know about these foods and a bit of the science behind how they can improve your high, you can ditch the Doritos and Oreos and pick healthier alternatives for your next munch sesh.
Ready to take your high to the next level? Try eating these healthy foods next time you get high and let us know how it goes in the comment section. Also, follow us at @cannalifenet for more tips and tricks for getting high.