Nutrition & the Endocannabinoid System

Nutrition & the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, including intestinal function, glucose metabolism, and stress response. New research discusses the roles of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors pertaining to diet, digestion, and energy metabolism.
 
Many chronic metabolic disorders, currently a worldwide pandemic, are rooted in “a mismatch between ancient genes and high caloric diets”. In other words, we are built to eat a healthy balanced diet which in return will help you to reap all the benefits that CBD has to offer. When we don’t eat a healthy balanced diet, processed sugars and fats, and very high calories, CBD cannot properly deliver the many benefits it offers due to the lack of diet.
Today’s over-starched, over-sweetened and over-processed Western diet has become a huge epidemic. Many of the foods we consume contain, processed grains, carbs, sugar, alcohol and lots of high fructose corn syrup. These things seem to satisfy our taste buds, but it doesn’t necessarily satisfy our bodies.
By providing your body with nutrient dense foods and less energy dense foods, not only will you see a change in how you physically feel but you will also see a change on the scale. CBD helps aid in weight loss as well. Nutrient dense foods are foods that are high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Nutrientdense foods contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats. These foods are avocado, berries, salmon, and lots of vegetables like dark green leafy lettuces and broccoli just to name a few. A healthy balance of omega-3 fatty acids and grain-derived omega-6 fatty acids is fundamental for preventing and managing obesity and metabolic syndrome
When you eat CBD edibles or swallow tinctures, the CBD goes to the stomach and is broken down during the journey . Next, the small intestine absorbs the CBD, and it goes to the liver and is further dispersed throughout the bloodstream. For CBD to be properly digested and absorbed through out the body, it is essential that we feed our bodies with whole healthy foods so not only does the CBD increase its benefits, but you as well will feel physically and even mentally healthier.
We must learn that food is our medicine, by increasing more healing foods, such as ginger, turmeric, dark leafy greens. This aids the body in its healing processes. For example, if you are suffering from inflammation of joints or back pain, you would want to pair your cbd with foods that also provide anti-inflammatory properties. We want to prevent illness rather than having treat illness. A Healthy body starts with a healthy gut.

 

By |2019-03-27T08:19:30+00:00March 20th, 2019|CBD Education|0 Comments

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