Cannabis: Part Of A Healthy Diet?


Cannabis has been used in a variety of ways for thousands of years.  One of the unique things about the cannabis plant is how versatile and green the plant truly is.  It can be grown organically leaving behind virtually no footprint as well as being used in whole when harvested.  Many people believe in the power of natural remedies including a natural foods diet.  Cannabis, especially the seeds are known for their nutritional value including antioxidants.  Below you will find studies that look at the dietary value of cannabis as well as helpful side effects.  Please feel free to share ~ Cherry Girl

Antioxidant Activities and Oxidative Stabilities of Some Unconventional Oilseeds
“Hempseed (Cannabis sativa), in addition to its nutritional value, has demonstrated positive health benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol and high blood pressure… As a result of the present research, the analyzed oils could be evaluated as an alternative to traditionally consumed vegetable oils…

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices: the Past, the Present, the Future
Health benefits of herbs and spices: the past, the present, the future… The real challenge lies not in proving whether foods, such as herbs and spices, have health benefits, but in defining what these benefits are… At present, recommendations are warranted to support the consumption of foods rich in bioactive components, such as herbs and spices. With time, we can expect to see a greater body of scientific evidence supporting the benefits of herbs and spices in the overall maintenance of health and protection from disease.

Several Culinary and Medicinal Herbs Are Important Sources of Dietary Antioxidants
In a normal diet, intake of herbs may therefore contribute significantly to the total intake of plant antioxidants, and be an even better source of dietary antioxidants than many other food groups such as fruits, berries, cereals and vegetables.

Neuroprotective Antioxidants From Marijuana
As evidence that cannabinoids can act as an antioxidants in neuronal cultures, cannabidiol was demonstrated to reduce hydroperoxide toxicity in neurons. In a head to head trial of the abilities of various antioxidants to prevent glutamate toxicity, cannabidiol was superior to both alpha-tocopherol and ascorbate in protective capacity. Recent preliminary studies in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia suggest that cannabidiol may be at least as effective in vivo as seen in these in vitro studies.

Cannabidiol and (-)Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Are Neuroprotective Antioxidants
Cannabidiol was more protective against glutamate neurotoxicity than either ascorbate or alpha-tocopherol, indicating it to be a potent antioxidant. These data also suggest that the naturally occurring, nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, cannabidiol, may be a potentially useful therapeutic agent for the treatment of oxidative neurological disorders such as cerebral ischemia. 

 

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7 thoughts on “Cannabis: Part Of A Healthy Diet?

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  3. First of all I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t
    mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any ideas or tips? Cheers!

    Rufus

    • I find a nice sativa usually does the trick ha ha. I find keeping a way of remember ideas that pop into my head throughout the day most useful. Then I think about it throughout the day and by end of night or next day I am ready to write. I research and read a lot every day anyway so I always come across new ideas that spark new ideas of my own. Find the trick that sets you off creatively and work with that. It should help you be able to have the words flow from you. Good luck and hope that helped.

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