As the Prohibition-akin ban on all things cannabis continues to lift, with more geographical locations moving towards legalization, either medicinally or recreationally or both, we are starting to see somewhat of a zeitgeist transpiring. In recent years we have seen the cannabis market become saturated with the latest-and-greatest cannabis-infused edibles, specific strains targeted to intentional highs, and a plethora of alternative scientific experimentation.
As we a greater understanding of how our bodies respond to cannabis, the experimentation opportunities reach new heights. Scientific studies surrounding the human brain and cannabinoids hypothesize that humans and cannabis evolved alongside one another. The consensus? Cannabis is our plant coalitionist and among the 400+ cannabinoids are compounds that can reduce inflammation or counteract pain, give us feelings of euphoria, or make us hungry.
And it just so happens that pairing cannabinoids with other natural ingredients can actually intensify your high. Even better, you probably have them sitting in your kitchen. Terpenes are also responsible for effects, and they’re present in all sorts of plants. Simply put, prepare to get higher when eating terpene-rich food these.
It’s no secret that eating mango while consuming cannabis can enhance your high. This particular rumor just so happens to be 100% accurate.
Mangos are rich in myrcene, a terpene responsible for stress relief, reducing inflammation, and promoting proper sleep. This works with the THC cannabinoid, which is responsible for the psychoactive effect of weed (the fun part of being high).
Besides that, myrcene links with endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and promotes an even stronger high that will last longer than usual.
Broccoli often gets a bad rep as the not-so-fun vegetable that kids sneak off their plate when their parents aren’t looking. Honestly, broccoli probably isn’t the first ingredient on your mind when you’ve got the munchies. But it should be.
In fact, broccoli contains beta caryophyllene, which works in tandem with the cannabinoid that reduces inflammation and physical pain. Eating broccoli before indulging can enhance the pain-relieving effects of cannabis, working especially well with strains that are designed with that medical purpose. This terpene links to the THC cannabinoid and offers an even more soothing, relaxing, and chilled-out high, especially when using an Indica strain.
Plus, it’s good for you. So listen to what mom told you as a kid and eat your greens.
Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they are also have pretty awesome benefits on their own, which make them a good match for boosting the euphoric cannabis high.
Why exactly are sweet potatoes such a great option for enhancing your high?
They contain Vitamin B6, an essential vitamin that lifts the mood
Studies have shown that sweet potatoes lead to increased serotonin
This hearty vegetable will definitely lift your mood even higher when using a Sativa strain.
So next time you want to intensify your high reach for that plate of delicious sweet potato fries.
If edibles are more your thing, nuts are the go-to snack to intensify your high. Peanuts, almonds, macadamias – they sky is the limit because, in this case, any kind of nut will do the trick.
This is because nuts, like eggs (perfect for that wake-and-bake, by the way,) are rich in healthy fats, specifically omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds link with cannabinoids from the plant and help speed up the process by moving through the blood-brain barrier easier.
Plus, most edibles are fat-soluble. So when your body has enough healthy fats, it can promote an even longer and stronger high than without omega-3s.
Food for Thought
Plus, you probably have these foods in your kitchen. So, why not give it a go?
The worst that can happen is that it doesn’t work and you’ve given your body some healthy snacks loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and terpenes.