Those who love to consume cannabis very often are a proponent of natural products, we have seen that healing body and soul with a joint is possible and that from marijuana you can get many beneficial products but what would you think if we told you that the diets of the future will foresee raw cannabis like new superfood?
Here is everything you should know about the benefits of eating fresh cannabis buds and leaves.
First of all it is important to point out that if you eat the raw inflorescences you will not get the psychoactive effects that they would have once
dried and rolled and not even those typical of edibles. Cannabis if eaten raw has no psychoactive effects, it is in fact the decarboxylation process in oil or butter that activates THC and makes it so.
If you are interested we have talked about decarboxylation in this article.
You may be wondering what the logical reason for eating raw marijuana is, why would we want to eat the buds and leaves of this plant that are usually reserved for other purposes? Because numerous studies (and many first-hand testimonials) argue that at a nutritional level cannabis is a super food capable of bringing incredible benefits to our body. Without a shadow of a doubt that of hemp is the food revolution of the next decade, whether it is consumed raw or cooked, every part of the plant seems to have very important potential.
Raw cannabis: an amazing superfood
What makes cannabis so special that you really have to put it in every broth? Especially its high concentration of vitamins and cannabinoid acids.
But what are cannabinoid acids? In particular we are talking about THCa and CBDa, the precursors of our beloved THC and CBD (before they are burned or heated). Here with the rise in temperatures we have an important dispersion of these molecules, just as happens for many other vegetables that when cooked lose a good part of their nutrients. If, on the other hand, we ingest cannabis without cooking or burning it, we will have the possibility of having a wide range of important nutrients with less product and also a very high dose of cannabinoid acids and we will obtain a real superfood, or a food with a high nutritional capacity. which, due to the beneficial effects that regular consumption can bring on the health of an individual, is considered extraordinary and superior to other foods.
Benefits of consuming cannabinoid acids
In practice, these raw cannabinoid precursors are a panacea for many organs and stimulate many functions of the human body precisely because by activating the endocannabinoid system they make its work much more effective and meticulous. The effects would be those of the cannabinoids THC and CBD but less focused on the immediate and more suitable for those looking for long-term benefits. The consumption of raw cannabis triggers anti-inflammatory mechanisms, regulators of metabolism and insulin, painkillers, antirheumatics. Furthermore, it seems that the consumption of cannabinoid acids is very suitable for protecting the cardiovascular system.
Nutrients in the cannabis plant
In addition to these precious acids, we know that this plant like many other green leafy plants offers a series of very important nutrients. In fact it is rich in proteins, vegetable fibers, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins (such as the precious B vitamin) but also in Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids.
We have already talked about it when we talked about the benefits derived from the intake of cannabis seeds: the hemp plant is potentially the perfect source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids; essential fatty acids that are very important for our health because they are essential for brain functions and the functioning of the endocannabinoid system.
Then there are the terpenes which are those essential oils typical of cannabis that give it a unique aroma but which also have a strong influence on the endocannabinoid system. Here these turn out to be very efficient even when consumed raw; indeed, avoiding the passage of carboxylation it is possible to have even greater concentrations and stock up on pinene, limonene, myrcene and many other relaxing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial compounds and so on.
How to take raw cannabis?
Chewing cannabis flowers and leaves like ruminants is not for everyone, so it is highly recommended to consume your dose of raw marijuana between mixed salads and smoothies.
We advise you not to exceed the dose of 15 grams of cannabis per meal (an excessive dose could make your stomach ache) and to combine other vegetables and fruits with antioxidant power and high fiber and nutrient content to have a perfect and to greet. If the taste of raw cannabis does not drive you crazy, we suggest you try combining it in a smoothie with a banana or half a ripe avocado, two fruits capable of making its slightly edgy and difficult flavor softer.