Cannabis now recognized as a superfood

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Cannabis is being shown to have significant nutritional properties

Cannabis is already known for its myriad of medicinal and therapeutic benefits, helping an incalculable number of individuals find relief from a range of health issues. From pain management to cancer, compounds found in the plant have helped hundreds of thousands of people lead better, fuller lives. However, cannabis also has another trait that some are just now realizing – its nutritional properties are leading the way for it to be classified as a superfood.

Superfoods are defined as unprocessed foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and are typically derived from fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs. Cannabis is a great source of vitamins and nutrients and many parts of the plant, including the leaves and stems, are edible, even raw. In fact, hemp seeds, which come from cannabis sativa, are consumed due to their content of fatty acids.

Cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of over 60 cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis, has antioxidant properties that rival those found in Vitamins C and E. CBD not only provides antioxidants, but antibiotics and anti-bacterial properties to the body, as well.

Raw cannabinoids can improve the productivity of cells in the body. They can activate the brain’s endocannabinoid system, which activates the release of antioxidants, and can help remove damaged cells from the body. Raw cannabis leaves can be ground and added to virtually any dish, from salads to stews, as well as to smoothies and sauces, making any meal a healthy meal.

Whether looking for pain relief, an energy boost or a healthier lifestyle, it is becoming more and more apparent that cannabis could be the ultimate solution.