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Get Active, Be Healthy: CBD and Diet

By Sara Sparks June 04, 2021 0 comments

 


With so many popular fad diets on the market today, it can be difficult to find a diet that works best for you. Everyone's body is different, and just like how we all have a unique dose of CBD that may work for us, we all have a unique way of eating that is best for our bodies. 

Here are a few different diets that are common today and ways that you can incorporate CBD into your diet.


The Low carb diet

 

Low carb diets restrict carbohydrate consumption relative to the average diet. Foods high in carbohydrates like sugary foods, pasta and bread are limited and replaced by whole foods including natural proteins, fats and vegetables. Studies show that low carb diets can increase weight loss and improve health. These diets have been used for decades and are recommended by many doctors. Since CBD is oil soluble many people like to cook with CBD by infusing CBD isolate into a carrier oil rich in fats like coconut, olive oil or even butter.

When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar tends to stabilize and the levels of fat-storing hormone insulin drop. This helps increase fat burning and may make you feel more satiated.



The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, high fat diet that shares many similarities with the low carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes more efficient at burning fat for energy. Ketogenic diets can cause significant reduction in blood sugar and insulin levels.

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat for fuel instead of carbs. It occurs when you significantly reduce your consumption of carbohydrates, limiting your body’s supply of glucose (sugar), which is the main source of energy for the cells. Many people on the keto diet commonly use MCT oil to add more quality fats to their diets. You can add MCT oil to smoothies, coffee, salad dressings and so much more! We have a wide variety of MCT oil based CBD tinctures that you can incorporate into your diet. 



Gluten Free Diet

A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).

A gluten-free diet is essential for managing signs and symptoms of celiac disease and other medical conditions associated with gluten.

A gluten-free diet is also popular among people who haven't been diagnosed with a gluten-related medical condition. The claimed benefits of the diet are improved health, weight loss and increased energy, but more research is needed.


Plant Based Diet

A plant based diet consists of eating whole plant foods while avoiding animal products like meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. There is scientific evidence that a whole foods plant based diet can potentially prevent and control many chronic diseases. Research suggests that a plant based diet can reduce the risk of Type- 2 diabetes, heart disease and chronic illness. 


How does CBD affect your weight? 


Research suggests that CBD may reduce food intake and boost metabolism. Animal studies indicate that CBD affects weight by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors in lymphoid tissue and the brain. These receptors are thought to play important roles in metabolism and food intake. 

There are two types of fat, white fat is responsible for supplying energy while insulating your organs. Brown fat is responsible for generating heat by burning calories.You can convert white fat into brown fat by exercising and getting adequate sleep, research suggests that CBD may aid in this process. 


There are so many ways to incorporate CBD into your diet and lifestyle, you can come into any of our Discover CBD locations for more product information to find the best CBD product for you! 


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