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May 09, 2017

Don’t Forget to Add CBD Oil to Your Grocery List

Many people are becoming aware of a wonderful oil that comes from the hemp plant. It’s called cannabidiol oil or CBD for short.

Scientist have been studying this compound for decades, but they are still finding new uses for it every year. While many people have reported relief from different illnesses, CBD has not been put through the rigorous standards of the FDA just yet. There will be a day where the FDA’s opinion on cannabis catches up to nature’s opinion, but that day hasn’t come yet. Until it does, claims cannot be made about the benefits of CBD oil. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can answer your most pressing question.

Is it legal?

Any legality questions about the cannabis industry are always hard to answer. The laws are notoriously vague and I happen to not be a lawyer. Even though I’m not a lawyer and I have trouble spelling lawyer sometimes, it didn’t stop me from doing hours and hours of research.

My findings revealed that CBD oil is legal in all 50 states as long as it is produced from the hemp plant, not marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are both in the cannabis family, but they have very different key characteristics.

Marijuana vs Hemp

Marijuana has a psychoactive compound in it that you are probably familiar with, it’s called THC. THC is responsible for creating the euphoric feeling that is so highly sought after by your stoner friends. We all have a stoner friend or two, but let’s not judge. To each their own. Weed is natural after all. If marijuana didn’t have THC, you would not get high. When you take a drug test, their testing specifically for THC, not marijuana as a whole.

Hemp does not have THC, and that’s what makes it so great. It has the medicinal benefits of marijuana without the high. Weed is not a practical medicine for many people because they can’t go to work high as cloud and with bloodshot eyes. They wouldn’t get any work done, might stink, and would be a huge distraction to the office. Could you imagine a construction worker going to work high? Better yet, would you want your house build by a team of high construction workers? You wouldn’t, would you. What if they were high because they were using weed to wipe away pain from various conditions? It doesn’t matter. They would still presumably do a lackluster job. But that’s where hemp products save the day.

With hemp, they can relieve their pain just like with weed but won’t have to worry about things such as blood shot eyes, getting the munchies, and feeling like a sloth. Hemp is high in CBD and low in THC. It’s not just low in THC, it’s ultra low. It only has trace amounts. It’s so little, it’s impossible to get high and it won’t make you fail a drug test. You can think of hemp as medicinal cannabis without the high. If you want to learn more about the taxonomy of cannabis, checkout this research.

Getting CBD Products

If you live in a conservative state, it might be hard to find CBD products. In California, especially Los Angeles, it’s really easy to stumble upon CBD. Luckily for you, you can order it online from this hemp website. It’s just like grocery shopping online. I order all of my groceries online, so I just add CBD to my list.

When I sit down to order my groceries, I make sure to visit the CBD site and order some of it. I just think of it like a health supplement that you’d buy in the vitamin isle at the grocery store. One day CBD will be in your local grocery store, but that might take a few decades given how slow the government moves. Just be patient, or don’t be patient and order online. Everything I buy seems to be cheaper online so I’m not too concerned with buying it locally.

Buying online gives you the ability to get the highest quality product you can find instead of just buying the one that your grocery store decided to stock this month.

I hope you found this article helpful and you learned something new today. Stay healthy my friends.

February 22, 2017

The Best Foods To Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting cigarettes isn’t as easy as one may think. It takes a considerable amount of will power, effort, and planning to do it successfully. Very few people are able to quit cold turkey and stay off cigarettes. It’s so hard to quit cold turkey, only 3-10% of  smokers actually succeed. There are better ways to stop smoking but if you have the will power, then go for it.

Use Food To Help Transition From Smoking

We all know that people tend to gain weight when they quit smoking. The amount varies, but usually ex smokers pack on about 10 lbs. That’s a considerable amount. Everyone will notice if you pickup an extra 10 lbs. You can’t hide it. Luckily you found our site and will be able to prevent the weight gain. You can use food to help you quit smoking instead of using it to distract yourself from the urge to smoke.

Get Rid Of All Junk Food

Before you officially quit smoking, do away with all of your old junk food. You don’t have to throw it away if you don’t want to waste it. You can, but you don’t have to. Pick a date to quit smoking and make sure the food is gone by then. You can eat it all before the day arrives or you can toss it. Tossing it is a better option because it’s not good for you anyway, but we understand that you may want to eat it.

By getting rid of all your favorite junk foods, you’ll be in a better position than most people when they quit smoking. It will be nearly impossible for you to binge on junk food when you don’t have any. You’d have to make a trip all the way to the store to buy some. That’s a lot of work and will give you time to change your mind.

By dumping your junk food, you’ve already won half of the battle to avoid gaining weight.

Stock Up With The Best Healthy Foods

The other half of the battle is won by stocking your fridge and pantry with healthy foods. The key here is to pick healthy foods that you like. There’s no sense in buying celery when you think it’s disgusting. Go for something that you love but is still healthy. Fresh fruits are a great choice since they’re sweet and refreshing. Most people like fruits whereas a lot of people have a hard time eating vegatables.

Fruit also has the added benefit of being easy to prepare. You don’t have to cook fruit to make it taste good. You can just wash it and chow down. A lot of vegetables have to be cooked in order to taste good.

Whatever you do, just make sure you buy foods that you love and will actually prepare or eat. Don’t buy the healthiest stuff in the world if you won’t eat it. Shop smart,

Quit With Vaporizers

One of the most popular ways to quit smoking is with vaping. Vaping is the act of using an electronic vaporizer to deliver nicotine to your body. This method is very successful because your body still gets the nicotine it desires. Nicotine is what your body gets addicted to, not the actual cigarette. When you combine vaping with healthy eating, you have a recipe for success.

Here are some sites that have good vaping information and products:

Home | Smokefree.gov – government resources

Quit Smoking Today – How To Quit Smoking & Help Stay Quit | Quit.com – quit smoking resources

Best RBA Tank & RDA To Buy In 2017 – Top Rebuildable Tank Atomizer – vaping resources

Vaping is a surefire way to get your nicotine. If you don’t want to deal with nicotine withdrawals as you drop the cigarettes, vaping is something that you should seriously consider. Don’t go into it blindly though. Vaping is not “healthy,” it’s just less unhealthy than cigarettes. Don’t listen to people telling you it’s healthy.

Your lungs were designed to inhale and exhale oxygen and other natural gases. They were not designed to inhale anything else, but can do so. Just because your lungs can inhale vaporized fluid doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Just proceed with caution and don’t go into it blindly.

 

December 25, 2016

Two Superfoods You Should Cook With

Could cilantro become the next trendy health food?

cilantro-good-health-groceryWhen it comes to pumping up the flavor of food without adding excess fat and calories, herbs are always a good bet.

One of the most widely used herbs in the world? Cilantro.

Also known as Chinese parsley, the pungent herb packs a wallop to the taste buds but has just 1 calorie per ¼-cup serving. These tender green leaves are part of the coriander plant and play an integral role in pad Thai, Mexican salsas, Indian raitas, a yogurt-based condiment, as well as Caribbean dressings and marinades.

As cilantro moves into the mainstream in America, it’s showing up in new-wave, fusion-style condiments, including cilantro-flavored mayonnaise and cilantro pesto. In addition to its trendy flavor profile, The Star’s Cilantro Chicken offers the addition of brown rice, a whole grain with lots of fiber.

Other health benefits? Cilantro is reputed to be an aphrodisiac, an appetite stimulant and a digestive aid. It’s rich in vitamins A and C and contains phytonutrients thought to stimulate anti-cancer enzymes in the body.

In 2004 researchers at the University of California-Berkeley isolated an anti-bacterial agent in cilantro known as dodecenal. Contained in the leaves of the plant, large quantities of dodecenal have been shown to kill salmonella, bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Shopping tip: Available year-round in nearly every supermarket, cilantro is typically sold in bunches, often displayed near the parsley. Choose cilantro that is bright green and shows no sign of wilting.

Storage tip: Store fresh cilantro for up to a week in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or in a glass of water as you would a bouquet of flowers with a plastic bag covering the top.

Cooking tip: Cilantro has an intense (some say “soapy”) flavor that can become overpowering if it is added to a dish before it is cooked. It is wise to roughly chop cilantro; minced too fine, it releases the naturally bitter oils of the plant. The tender stems may be eaten along with the leaves.

Cilantro is often used with hot chilies. Chipotle chilies add optional spice to this dish.

Cilantro Chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon butter

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, drained and chopped (optional)

2 cups cooked brown or white rice

Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken and garlic and cook until chicken is fully cooked and lightly browned. Add wine and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in butter. Add cilantro, lime juice and chilies if desired. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with additional chopped fresh cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 324 calories (26 percent from fat), 9 grams total fat (3 grams saturated), 74 milligrams cholesterol, 27 grams carbohydrates, 29 grams protein, 123 milligrams sodium, 2 grams dietary fiber.

Could Curry Be Your Cure?

curry-ghgUsed for centuries in India to treat indigestion, turmeric was considered just another culinary spice in the West until researchers discovered it contained a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound called curcumin.

Since then, studies in mice have established curcumin’s ability to fight inflammation and inhibit human colon cancer cells.

A recent pilot study of five people with ulcerative proctitis and five with Crohn’s disease found that daily treatments with a standardized dose of curcumin (550 mg twice a day for one month, then three times a day for ulcerative proctitis; 360 mg three times a day for one month and then four times a day for Crohn’s disease) over a two- or three-month period brought significant improvement in both groups.

The researchers say the results warrant a full-blown double-blind, placebo-controlled study. In the meantime, it couldn’t hurt for anyone with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other intestinal issues to add a dose of curcumin to their daily supplement intake. Hate swallowing pills?

Try adding yellow curry and other turmeric-rich dishes to your diet for a tummy-friendly boost.