4 Ways You Can Use CBD in Cooking for Added Health Benefits

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There are many ways to boost the healthiness of your cooking, and the current trend of using CBD oil is one of them.

CBD is non-psychoactive and is reputed to help conditions ranging from epilepsy to arthritis. Studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory as well as anxiety and depression-reducing properties.

So if you’d like to add the benefits CBD has to offer to your everyday eating, here are four ways to do so.

Mind the Temperature When Cooking with CBD

Warming CBD oil can increase its effectiveness, however, high temperatures can destroy some of the active ingredients, such as the terpenes.

CBD in Cooking

Likewise, CBD will evaporate at temperatures above 320 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t put CBD oil on direct heat, such as in a frying pan; overheating CBD can also intensify the bitter taste.

Flavor Pairing

CBD can have a strong, distinctive taste, and blending it with equally strong-flavored foods is a good option.

Use CBD in Homemade Salad Dressing

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to add CBD to your healthy diet is to add some of the oil to your homemade, healthy salad dressings. Olive oil and garlic are also very healthy, and CBD would be a wonderful addition to an olive oil-based garlic dressing.

Use It in a Pesto Sauce

Pesto is made from finely chopped, fresh basil leaves, garlic, and Parmesan cheese in an olive oil base. The sauce is not cooked, but rather, it’s simply tossed with the pasta.

Adding a dash of CBD to these already healthful ingredients would be very easy and tasty.

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Mash CBD into Your Guacamole

Avocados also contain healthy oils, and guacamole is a good way to use CBD in your cooking. Simply mash your avocados with some chopped onion and cilantro, minced garlic, diced tomato, a squeeze of lime juice and a tablespoon of CBD.

CBD Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is made by putting a spoonful of coconut oil into a cup of coffee, as well as using butter as a creamer. It’s reputed to enhance mental focus and encourage weight loss.

Why not add a CBD infused coconut oil? Simply add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of CBD-infused coconut oil and top it off with 1 to 2 tablespoons of organic butter. Put it all in the blender until it’s frothy.

These are just a few of the ways you can add CBD to your cooking. The options are only as limited as your imagination.

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