It is well known that medical marijuana has the ability to stimulate the appetite, which is a huge benefit to those who need the push. For individuals undergoing chemotherapy, this natural medicine is a positive enforcement in minimizing nausea while increasing appetite. While we embrace the healing properties marijuana has to offer and put an end to the opioid crisis, we should also be taking this time to focus on our bodies as well. At Mary and Main, we welcome the idea of living naturally with open arms and encourage those to do the same. Our team is sharing 6 healthy snacks to try when treating your body with medical marijuana.
Give us all the fruit!
Sugar and candy is addicting, making that food group difficult to cut from any diet. Consider skipping the candy isle and heading towards the fresh fruit, which contains natural sugar your body is craving. Strawberries and blueberries are a great way to suppress the need of candy, and also contain fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants!
We’re getting nutty.
Sometimes it’s not the sweet flavor your body is craving, but the crunch. Chips are full of empty carbs and can leave you body feeling slumped and tired. Although the occasional bag of chips will do no harm, try reaching for a can of your favorite nuts instead. Nuts have that satisfying crunch and hold plenty of omega fatty acids good for brain and circulatory health.
Two words: dark chocolate.
For the chocolate lovers who enjoy a good creamy bar, head for the dark chocolate instead! Consuming dark chocolate with 72 percent or higher cacao actually have the same components similar to receptors in cannabis. These components make dark chocolate a mood booster while offering your body antioxidants and beneficial terpenes!
Yogurt full of goodies.
Ice cream and pudding are two top choices for those craving a smooth, cold treat. Switch out the ice cream Sunday for your favorite flavor of yogurt, but make it fun! Top with dark chocolate for sweetness, granola with crunch, and honey for the extra smooth flavor. Yogurt is also a probiotic food that helps improve gut health, so it’s a win-win!
Dehydrated fruit and veggies.
Keeping a stocked bag of dried fruit, such as banana chips or raisins, is a great way to snack consciously. Dried fruit and veggies retain more of their nutrients while still having flavor and crunch, compared to potato chips that are usually fried and tossed in salt.
Keep hydrated with coconut water!
Sometimes when our bodies feel hungry, we’re actually just thirsty and need water. When ingesting medical marijuana through smoking, it often dries out the mouth which makes you prone to oral health issues. Staying hydrated with normal or coconut water will help prevent this and keep you feeling rejuvenated.
Mary & Main is an accredited and fully licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland promising high quality product and a relaxing, informative atmosphere in our store. If you’d like to reach out to Mary & Main with any question, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 240-838-3660.
We would be more than happy to assist you with anything we can, and look forward to speaking with you.