How to Eat Healthy When Smoking Weed

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Cannabis is a miraculous medicine that’s used by people who struggle with eating, keeping food down, and/or need help with stimulating their appetite. Most of us know that once our appetite is stimulated, the munchies occur, which often leads to fast-food visits, pizza deliveries, and raids through kitchen pantries and refrigerators. Although this seems like a good idea at the time, once the high wears off and you realize you’ve finished off a whole pizza and/or an entire box of cookies by yourself, feelings of guilt and regret can occur, and nobody wants to feel like that. So let’s take a look at some ideas for delicious, healthy, and filling munchies snacks that you should keep around for your next weed-smoking session.

When the effects kick in after smoking weed, full-on munchie mode occurs, which often leads to intense cravings for sweet, salty, and/or unhealthy food. As a result, many fast-food visits and/or pizza deliveries take place, which can be rough for your wallet and your heart. Rather than letting the unhealthy munchie cravings take over, consider implementing more filling and healthier munchies. Below is a handful of healthy snack options to consider:

1. Mangoes

A juicy, delicious, and healthy fruit that can fill you up, soothe your throat after a joint or blunt, and even enhance your high. Many people, including those at Herb.co, believe that mangoes can possibly strengthen and lengthen marijuana’s effects, so why not give mangoes a try after you smoke some quality weed?

2. Hummus

A tasty, healthy, and filling snack that can be used as a dip for all kinds of food items like vegetables, chips, and pita bread.

3. Grapes

Another juicy and healthy fruit that provides a sweet taste accompanied by water, which is a great cotton-mouth reliever.

4. Popcorn

A healthy alternative to traditional chips like Cheetos or Doritos, and one that is light, delicious, and good to the last crunch.

5. Celery and Peanut Butter

A sweet, crunchy, and healthy munchie option that contains healthy fat from the peanut butter and water from the celery. Also, try adding on some raisins for a sweet aftertaste.

6. Bananas

An ideal munchie snack that falls into the fruit category. Bananas’ high level of potassium can help the body recover after physical exercise, a toke session, and/or as a much-needed pick-me-up.

7. Pine Nuts or Pistachio Nuts

A great munchie snack that contains pinene, which is a chemical and terpene that helps people with mental clarity. Thus, if you want to settle your mind down and/or feel a sense of calm rush over you, try munching on some crunchy pistachios and/or pine nuts.

8. Citrus Fruits

A worthwhile munchie snack that’s packed with lots of nutrients, minerals, and high amounts of Vitamin C, A, and dietary fiber. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes are tangy, sweet, and sour, but they also contain a decent amount of water/juiciness too, which helps with cotton mouth.

9. Coconut

An excellent source of healthy fat that can be consumed through yogurts, milks, and ice-creams. According to Laura Lagano, a MD, RD, and co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Network, coconut products are carriers for cannabinoids, and they’re a great alternative to traditional junk food munchies.

10. Chocolate

A favorite among people who do and don’t smoke weed. Dark chocolate is an especially healthy choice since it has a high antioxidant content, and it’s a classic munchie snack to have around whenever you have a sweet tooth

Benefits of Eating Healthier Munchies

After smoking weed and/or after consuming different marijuana strains, the body’s appetite is significantly impacted, but it really depends on which strain was used. Certain marijuana strains can greatly help stimulate the body’s appetite while others reduce it. Marijuana’s ability to stimulate people’s appetite is powerful, however, it can sometimes get the best of users, especially if they didn’t smoke weed with the intention to feel hungry.

If you purchase marijuana strains that significantly increase the body’s appetite, keep a handful of healthy munchie snacks around so that when that day comes, you’ll be prepared, and your body and wallet will thank you afterwards. In general, there are different benefits of eating healthier munchies, and the main ones consist of saving money, saving time, maintaining a healthy physique, staying on track regarding diet choices, and feeling full.

Why You Should Ditch Unhealthy Munchie Snacks

Stomach Ache After Eating Unhealthy Food
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Commonly consumed munchie snacks aren’t healthy and most of them aren’t filling either. Oftentimes, once people get high and the munchies hit, it intensifies over time, which can lead to people stuffing their face with food to satisfy the munchie cravings. However, this isn’t the best option because traditional munchie snacks like fast food, fattening processed food, and food with empty calories lead to unenjoyable feelings after the high wears off.

Before smoking weed and after purchasing whichever marijuana product(s) you’re interested in, take a quick trip to the grocery to stock up on a healthy yet tasty collection of snacks so that you’ll be prepared once the munchies hit; you’ll be glad you did.

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Article by: Nicole Skrobin