Have you ever wondered what CBD foods are and how they can improve your health? In this article, we’re going to explain more about the CBD products found in foods and beverages that you may be consuming already and the possible benefits that they can bring to your diet.
In addition to giving you some practical advice so that you can incorporate this type of food into your diet yourself if you haven’t done it yet.
As well described in the sub-title, foods that contain CBD components are those that basically have cannabidiol among their components, either artificially (added in the manufacturing process) or naturally. However, before going into more detail about these foods, it is necessary to explain what CBD is.
In short, CBD is found in one of the elements that are found naturally, in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Specifically, in the flowers, where it is taken from since the CBD content in other parts of the plant is minimal.
Once the CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, the result we obtain is a non-psychotropic active principle that has different uses (as, for example, in the food industry). As well as various health benefits and therapeutic uses, as we will see later.
In any case, it is important to inform you that not all CBD foods contain this active ingredient. There are foods that naturally have CBD among their components, these, obviously, are also beneficial for people’s health in many aspects.
Usually, when talking about foods or beverages that contain CBD, a classification is made between those that have this CBD element in a natural way and those that are enriched with CBD when they’re being elaborated.
What foods are naturally rich in CBD? In this classification we can name; black pepper, rosemary, maca, black truffle, hemp and linium seeds, cocoa and echinacea, among others. As for hemp, it also has some derivatives such as protein and oil, which are elements that also naturally contain CBD.
Classification of foods with added CBD: This classification is much broader, because in recent years, in the eyes of the scientific studies carried out on some health benefits of this component, it has been added from drinks, light foods and even some sweets and pastry products.
Use of CBD in various foods
In the case of natural elements rich in CBD, such as cocoa, hemp, black pepper, among others, their use can be so diverse and widespread that only imagination and new ideas are the limits. From formulas for cakes, cookies, sauce for salads, pasta, milkshakes and others. They can be a representative example of the use that can be applied to it.
In the case of those foods or drinks that add CBD, we simply must take into account their therapeutic nature and the required dose, as if it were a medicine.
In addition, the product itself may have a label where it indicates the amount of CBD it contains, as well as any other matter that we need to know to make the most of its properties.