It's a common cliche; a stoner immediately grabbing a snack after smoking. But, what if I told you next time you look to cure your munchies, there are specific foods you can eat that will actually enhance your high? Not only will you be satisfying your pot-induced appetite, you will also intensify and elevate the effects of the cannabis. Let's take a look at the top 7 foods known to have this effect:
Okay, okay, we know. Broccoli was definitely not the first thing you were hoping to see on this list. While it may not be everyone's favorite, it is a healthy and highly effective option to increase the effects of cannabis. This is thanks to its' high levels of Beta-caryophyllene, a terpene just like the ones found in cannabis. When binding to CB2 receptors in the body, it works alongside the cannabinoids to aid in reducing inflammation, pain, and even depression. What better reason to eat your veggies!
A little more suitable for snacking when you have the munchies, nuts are another highly effective food to elevate your high. The Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts bind to the cannabinoids to deliver the psychoactive effects even faster, and make them last even longer. An added bonus is the heart-healthy component that nuts have to offer, promoting optimal cardiovascular health. It's a win-win!
3. Sweet Potatoes
Another food that may be somewhat unusual to munch on while smoking, sweet potatoes are known to elevate your mood due to an increase in serotonin production. This is enabled by the high levels of vitamins E and B, as well as carbohydrates (who doesn't love carbs?). Overall, this will result in promoting a much more pleasant high, as your mood will already be elevated. Not in the mood for a baked sweet potato? Try some sweet potato fries or chips - they are way more likely to satisfy your munchy cravings!
Black tea and green tea both contain an antioxidant called catechin. This antioxidant binds to CB1 receptors in our bodies which in turn creates a deeper sense of relaxation, and a more pleasant and euphoric mood. Make some cannabis-infused tea for the ultimate relaxation concoction!
Not only are mangoes delicious (and a great remedy for cotton mouth), but they also contain the terpene myrcene, which is thought to intensify your high and even extend the duration of it. Eat some mango approximately an hour or so prior to smoking to reap the full effects, and enjoy a longer-lasting high.
6. Herbs & Spices
Spice up your life with some different greenery. Herbs such as sage and thyme contain pinene, which is a well-known bronchodilator. By opening up your lungs, you are promoting increased absorption when you smoke cannabis. You can expect quicker results and once again, a longer-lasting high. If you are experiencing any negative effects from cannabis like a bad high, you can opt for herbs that contain limonene, which is known to counter negative effects and decrease anxiety.
We saved the best for last! If you want to truly satisfy your sweet-tooth and enhance the effects of smoking, chocolate is your go-to. Ananamide is a compound in chocolate that is known to induce feelings of euphoria. Conveniently, this same compound is also found in marijuana. As you can imagine, when pairing the two, you are blasting your receptors with a double dose of this feel-good effect. It is truly a match made in heaven. Grab yourself some chocolate edibles, or just enjoy a regular chocolatey treat while smoking. Whatever your preferred method, you are guaranteed to be blissfully happy!