05 Jun How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Diet
Incorporating your daily CBD supplement into your daily meals can add balancing and wholesome benefits to your morning, afternoon, or evening.
As more is discovered about the natural benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and how it promotes health and wellness, many people are finding unique ways to incorporate the all-natural cannabinoid into their daily diet.
Extracted from the stalks and seeds of hemp, CBD is an all-natural cannabinoid that can be taken as a supplement to boost wellness and improve the body’s ability to maintain balance. Adding CBD oil to your diet is beneficial for everyone, even those who are healthy.
Why Add CBD To Your Diet?
As a daily supplement, CBD promotes homeostasis and wellness by supporting your body’s endocannabinoid system. This major regulatory network — made up of endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes – is tasked with keeping the body and many of its physiological functions in balance.
A properly functioning endocannabinoid system is crucial to maintaining health. Several issues have been associated with an endocannabinoid system being ineffective, due to a lack of cannabinoids or cannabinoid receptors.
Since phytocannabinoids have been removed from the contemporary human diet for so long, some researchers believe that many of us are deficient in cannabinoids – a condition known as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome.
As a plant-derived cannabinoid, or phytocannabinoid, CBD is able to interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors similar to how the body’s own endocannabinoids do. Through interacting with cannabinoid receptors, CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system and supports its efforts to effectively keep the body and its functions properly balanced.
CBD oil also contains various dietary nutrients that are found in hemp, such as essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes that align with healthy eating habits.
Compared to taking a CBD supplement on an empty stomach, taking CBD oil with food can actually increase the bioavailability of CBD. This means that more CBD reaches the circulatory system and faster.
Best CBD Supplement to Add to Food
Among HempMeds® line of award-winning CBD supplements is our Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) Liquid, which presents our popular pure hemp oil in a versatile liquid form.
Created by mixing our pure CBD hemp oil with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil sourced from wholesome coconut oil and sustainably sourced palm oil, RSHO™ Liquid provides all the natural benefits of our RSHO™ hemp oils.
While RSHO™ Liquid is designed to be taken by itself as a supplement, it also can be added to almost any prepared food. However, it is suggested that you not cook with hemp oil, as doing so can diminish potency.
Ways to Take CBD in the Morning
While there really is no perfect time to take CBD oil, morning is likely the most popular time people decide to incorporate their CBD supplement into their day, perhaps by mixing RSHO™ CBD Liquid into their coffee, their favorite smoothie, or as part of an acai bowl.
A new innovative way people are adding CBD to their breakfast is to infuse RSHO™ Liquid into their favorite all-natural honey, and then drizzle the sweet substance over a bowl of Greek yogurt oatmeal.
CBD-Infused Honey over Greek Yogurt Oatmeal
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup fresh berries
- Pinch salt
- CBD-infused honey
- Stir together oats, banana, cinnamon, salt, and water in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
- Stir to evenly distribute ingredients.
- Allow to cool for about 3 minutes.
- Spoon Greek yogurt over the oatmeal and stir.
- Drizzle CBD-Infused honey over oatmeal.
- Top with fresh berries.
Ways to Take CBD in the Afternoon
Although CBD, when taken in food, can start interacting with your endocannabinoid system within minutes to hours of use, many benefits of a stimulated system are not fully experienced right away. You may find that taking CBD in the middle of the day is beneficial for maintaining CBD levels.
At lunchtime, CBD can be blended into your favorite sauce or salad dressing. For a healthy, balancing meal, you can toss CBD-infused lemon-garlic salad dressing with a couscous and kale salad.
Couscous, Kale, and Cranberry Salad
- 5 cups kale
- ½ cup couscous
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup almonds, sliced
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup CBD-Infused Lemon-Garlic Salad Dressing
- Wash kale. Chop and measure out five cups and add to a large bowl.
- Prepare couscous according to package instructions using water.
- Pour CBD-infused lemon-garlic salad dressing into bowl with couscous. Use your hands to massage the dressing into the kale.
- Stir in the almonds and dried cranberries just before serving.
Ways to Take CBD in the Evening
Some CBD consumers have reported that CBD provides them with a “relaxed” or “calm” feeling, and therefore prefer to deliver CBD to their systems in the evening before bed.
With RSHO™ Liquid, you can end your hectic day with the balancing properties of a homemade CBD-infused Mexican hot chocolate.
CBD-Infused Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 6 (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 (12-ounce) bags semisweet chocolate chips
- ¾ teaspoon RSHO™ Liquid per cup
- Cocoa powder, for serving
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
- Add chocolate chips. Stir gently until chocolate is melted.
- Cover and turn heat to low for 5 minutes.
- Pour the hot chocolate into a cup. Stir in RSHO™ Liquid. Top with a dusting of cocoa powder.
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