Have you heard of cold brew coffee? Well, cold steeped tea is an equivalent that you can make easily customizable at home. Cold steeped tea (cold brew tea) is a method very similar to making a tradition cup of tea, but with the water heating process removed. Cold steeped tea is often confused with iced tea, but the two are different though equally refreshing. Cold steeping tea gives a light-bodied flavor and is incredibly easy to make, with just about any variation of flavor a possibility. Cold steeped teas can be made in as little as two hours, or if you prefer a bolder flavor, up to 12. Homemade teas take the health aspect to the next level – try Dr. Igor’s Cold Steeped Pineapple and Basil Tea. A refreshing and hydrating healthy elixir.
It’s almost that time of year – soup, soup and more soup please. One of the best comfort foods come fall and winter time, is a delicious warm bowl of soup. Everyone seems to turn to chicken noodle when that comfort craving hits, but we have a new-found favorite for you. Read on for Dr. Igor’s best carrot and hemp soup, a healthy yet hearty soup that has so many health benefits it may surprise you!
Carrots are one of the greatest immune boosting vegetables out there. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, specifically vitamin C, carrots are a known to boost immunity and work with the body’s white blood cells to protect against outside toxins and influencers. Carrots similarly aid in digestion while lowering blood pressure and aiding in the prevention of heart disease. When combined with hemp hearts, the health benefits of exponential. These two powerhouse ingredients deliver a heart healthy soup, packed with antioxidants and flavor alike. Let the comfort food commence.
The best way to start your morning is with this fully loaded overnight oatmeal bowl packed with all kinds of nuts, fruits and superfoods, that can be prepared in advance. This nutrient dense breakfast bowl will keep you satiated and bursting with energy all day and into the afternoon. The abundance of fiber rich complex carbohydrates will hold you over for those work days that you’re so busy you forget when to eat!
Pulverized freeze dried blueberries are folded into healthy grains with plant-based Greek yogurt and marinated for up to 24 hours, lending the oats a concentrated blueberry flavor and deep purple color rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid responsible for giving certain colorful foods their nutritional and medicinal properties. Top this base with anything your tastebuds crave and drizzle a generous amount of my easy to prepare almond butter sauce!
Crab cakes are always clad on the fancy restaurant’s appetizer menu. But how about making them from home? And adding some health to it? We think yes! Read on for our take on crab cakes that you and your tastebuds won’t want to miss.
These tasty king crab cakes combine fresh crab meat with eggs, herbs, panko breadcrumbs and hemp hearts – for a delicious yet healthy take on a seafood favorite. Perfectly pan-fried to perfection, this is one crab cake recipe that won’t crush your calorie count or spike your cholesterol. Hemp hearts are known for their rich amino acid content, providing essential minerals and vitamins that aid in both heart-health and protein consumption. Hemp hearts also add a beautiful subtle nutty flavor to this recipe while upping the crisp factor of these cakes when fried. Now, let’s get to cooking! Hello new favorite crab cakes, Red Lobster has nothing on you.
Nutella, your time has come, step aside! A wholesome vegan version has entered the building! This delicious hemp heart hazelnut, dark chocolate spread will be your new favorite thing on toast, rice cakes, ice cream, fruit…the possibilities are endless. Read on for this simple, easy to prepare sweet treat that will become a staple in your fridge.
This recipe takes wholesome to the next level, through both flavor and ingredients. Made with roasted hazelnuts, hemp hearts, cocoa powder, agave nectar and a dash of almond milk – this chocolate spread is not only tasty, but heart-healthy as well. With zero refined sugar and nutritious base ingredients like coconut oil and cholesterol-friendly hemp hearts, you can add this spread to anything guilt free. Ready in just ten minutes and easily stored in the fridge, let’s getting to mixing up your new favorite spread – Vegan Dark Chocolate Hemp Heart Spread Recipe.
The perfect refreshing salad does exist – smashed cucumbers, with avocado, peppers and radishes with a dash of sauce and hemp hearts. This salad combines wholesome and fresh ingredients with a light vinaigrette style finish. Whether you need a main course or a side salad, this is one deliciously healthy recipe you will want to have on the ready for any night!
This light and refreshing cucumber salad has the perfect balance to it. Combining low calorie cucumbers, high in nutrients and minerals, with hemp hearts and avocado, both packed with heart-healthy fats and antioxidants, your tastebuds and nutritionist will thank you for this recipe. Hemp hearts are known for their high amino acid content and potential to aid in heart-health and lowering blood pressure. Not only that, hemp hearts are loaded with plant protein that will keep you nourished while the cucumbers keep you hydrated.
This salad is the lightest super-salad you could imagine up. It’s the perfect recipe to add even a little extra to, with a drizzle of CBD or a dropper full in your dressing. CBD oil is easy to add to recipes with dressing and sauces, using the base oil to carry into your system. CBD is thought to have the possibility of aiding in digestion, making it the perfect addition to this already nourishing salad.
Super-seed Crusted Oven-Fried Soft Shell Crab topped with Caviar on a bed of Spinach and Thinly Sliced Vegetables tossed in a Pickl-y Lemon Crème Fraîche Dressing.
Two things: one, this is not fried; and two, this is not chicken! I thought I’d call it that because it mimics the crunchy satisfaction an ol’ bucket of fried chicken would give you but without the guilt! This recipe utilizes the uncommonly used soft shell crab which is encrusted in a heart healthy super-seed crust and baked in the oven instead of being dunked in a vat of oil. Caviar is added for a decadent salinity boost and a quick and easy bed of salad is the perfect accompaniment.
Soft shell crabs are regular blue crabs that have been harvested after they’ve molted their exoskeletons during the months of april to mid-september. Their macronutrients are composed of 91% protein and 9% fat with no carbs to spare which makes this a perfect meal for those who choose to eat on a keto or low-carb diet.
Plant-Based Lasagna with layers of Pasta, Spinach, Sautéed Zucchini & Onions, Black Truffle Paté, Vegan Cheeses and Hemp Hearts, with an Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Bell Pepper Sauce.
This vegetable forward spin on an Italian classic is the closest thing you’ll get to the real thing. This recipe uses plant-based cheeses that imitate the ooey gooey texture and creamy richness of regular cheese, as well as hemp hearts and farmer’s market vegetables that make this dish so irresistible! This recipe can be enjoyed by everyone in your family or served at your next dinner party, regardless if you are a meat eater or not!
I’ve eaten a lot of mock cheeses in my life and I find that these three are the perfect combination for this recipe. Use these products in place of its original counterparts in other applications as well. Kite hill is a brand that makes alternative cheese from almond milk. Their ricotta adds airiness and the cream cheese adds silkiness. Violife mozzarella is made from coconut oil and vegetable starches and acts as a binder between the layers of this lasagna.
A Mediterranean favorite, right from the comfort of your own kitchen. Shakshuka is a traditional dish of poached eggs in a sauce usually made of tomatoes, peppers, olive oil and a variety of spices. This delicious recipe can be served up for breakfast, lunch or dinner – paired perfectly with pita or naan. Your impeccable brunch awaits!
This delicious and wholesome recipe combines fresh tomatoes with yellow onion, bell peppers and a touch of jalapeño, chickpeas and hemp hearts, all with a beautiful mix of herbs and spices. This flavorful dish is not only the ideal quick meal to put together, lacking in nothing from protein to color, it will leave you feeling full and nourished. Hemp hearts are known for their high amino-acid content, making them a heart-healthy and cholesterol-friendly addition to any recipe. Combined with healthy fats like olive oil and nutrient dense free-range eggs, this recipe is not only healthy, but delicious! Get ready for your new favorite go-to meal, easy to make for any feast of the day, and just as delightful every time.
Loaded with veggies and wholesome hemp hearts, these gluten-free veggie tots are ready for your next snack time. This is one clean version of a classic tater-tot you can feel good about eating. These versatile little tots can be made with a variety of different veggies and are perfect a healthy take on a breakfast favorite, a healthy snack any time of day, or a great side for any dish that needs a little something extra.
Combining cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, hemp hearts, grated cheddar cheese, chives and cornstarch, lands you with a golden-brown baked treat that is both delicious and healthy. All these ingredients are low-carb but high-nutrition, making them an ideal combo to add to your diet (especially when they taste this good). Hemp hearts are known to be high in antioxidants, vitamins and essential amino-acids. They can aid in heart-health and cholesterol levels, while delivering a high amount of healthy plant-based protein. Baking these tasty tots in the oven instead of frying saves you some calories and grease, but also brings out the luscious flavor of the hemp hearts and the veggies. Read on for our take on tater-tops with these Low-Carb Veggie Tots.
If you are new to CBD, you are likely to have many questions about what the compound is and what it does. Odds are good that you have seen other people using it or heard others race about how effective it can be. While a wide array of research is still pending, a huge amount of studies have been conducted and have shown that CBD may have the ability to address many ills.
Here’s a quick examination of just how CBD works and what it may be able to do for you.
What does CBD do for your body?
CBD’s impact is felt because of the way it alters the functioning of your Endocannabinoid System. The body’s Endocannabinoid System was first discovered by researchers in the 1990s. It works to keep your body in a state of homeostasis – at least one paper has referred to it as the body’s “universal regulator.” This means that it strives to keep a variety of systems and sensations – like pain, temperature, stress, fatigue, and more – within a certain set parameter.
The newness of CBD has resulted in many, many new questions about the compound. This all makes sense – after all, CBD was only legalized less than two years ago at the federal level, and regulations from the United States Food & Drug Administration are still forthcoming. However, for as many questions as there are, there are also many answers.
One of the common causes of confusion about CBD is whether or not CBD shows up on a drug test. Thankfully for CBD users, the answer is usually no…with some exceptions.
First, it’s important to understand how a drug test works and why this might have an interaction with CBD. There are, of course, many different types of drug tests, including tests that examine for the presence of THC in the system. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, and it is the active cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for the intoxication that someone feels when they consume marijuana. Amounts vary, but the average THC content of marijuana is usually around 12%.
CBD’s popularity has been nothing short of astounding. The cannabinoid compound has become one of the most popular supplements on the market since its legalization less than two years ago. It is available in thousands of stores and websites. Survey data indicates that millions of Americans have tried CBD, and that number is likely to increase.
However, CBD is very new to the commercial market. This, combined with some confusion about its origins, has left many people with some basic questions: What, exactly, is CBD? What good can it do? Does CBD get you high?
The answer to that last question is no. CBD does not get you high, provided it is produced within normal legal parameters.
CBD’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed over the past two years, with surveys showing that at least 1 in 7 Americans had tried the compound as of last year. Those numbers have unquestionably increased since then, driving the popularity of an industry that may be more than doubling in growth every year.
However, CBD, in some forms, does contain trace amounts of THC. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the intoxicating compound in marijuana. As a result, there is some confusion about CBD, and many have asked if CBD is illegal.
The answer is no. CBD is perfectly legal, provided it meets certain legal parameters and is produced in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
These days, CBD has become one of the absolute hottest items on the market. You don’t need to read this article for proof: All you need to do is go for a walk in a commercial district or do a little bit of Googling. According to a survey from August 2019 15% of Americans have actually tried CBD – and that was less than a year after its legalization at the federal level. There is little doubt that those numbers have only increased since then.
Interestingly enough, despite the fact that CBD is wildly popular, many people don’t fully understand just what CBD is, how it works and what it does. If that’s the case for you, read on for more.
What is CBD?
CBD is a compound and is short for cannabidiol. CBD is not a drug – at least, not in the traditional sense. It comes from the hemp plant and is extracted via multiple potential methods.
Ultimately, the goal of these extraction methods is to turn CBD into a product that can then be used by humans or animals. Once the product is ingested, CBD may have multiple benefits, including addressing numerous physical and emotional challenges. This includes back pain, arthritis, insomnia, and more.
CBD is very new to the market and has become exceptionally popular in a relatively short period of time. As a result of its extreme popularity – driven by an interest in CBD’s potential ability to heal a variety of physical and emotional issues – more and more people have suddenly expressed an interest in purchasing CBD.However, as a result of its newfound popularity, many people have asked some of the most basic questions about CBD. What, exactly, does CBD do? What are CBD’s benefits? And what does CBD stand for?
That last question is very easy to answer!
CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol – or CBD – is a type of cannabinoid – one of the roughly 100 that have been identified by scientists or researchers. Indeed, there are many commonly known cannabinoids that go by different abbreviations that are related to their names, including:
CBD has become one of the most popular supplements on the market today, with some surveys showing that as many as 15% of all Americans had actually tried it as of last year – a number that has surely increased since then. CBD’s popularity stems from a wide array of businesses that have begun selling the compound, as well as the fact that some research shows that the compound can help to address many physical and emotional problems that people experience.
Obviously, many have found that CBD helps them feel better by addressing various challenges that they are experiencing. How CBD makes someone feel is an important question, as it can reduce many negative experiences and leave someone feeling much better than they did before taking the substance.
Most of the time, when you are using a new drug or supplement, you know exactly what you are doing. After all, in most cases, the issue in question is relatively self-explanatory: You swallow the pill and are done with it.
CBD, however, can be far more complicated.
CBD’s popularity has made many people ask how to use CBD oil. This question needs to be asked because CBD is such a diverse, versatile substance. It comes in a slew of forms, including tinctures, edibles, oral strips, creams, balms, vaping juices, and more. As a result, there is no set method about how you are supposed to use CBD oil – instead, there are many, and the answer to this question depends on just how you choose to ingest your CBD.
As such, here’s a list of how to use many common CBD products:
CBD Tinctures: Tinctures are CBD that has been mixed with some sort of holding liquid that usually gives the substance its flavor. They usually come in a small eyedropper, which allows individuals to specifically control the amount of the substance that they take. They can be taken in one of two ways. First, tinctures can be taken sublingually, meaning under the tongue. This allows for very fast absorption and makes tinctures one of the fastest ways for CBD to be consumed. Second, if you don’t like the flavor of a tincture, you can always add it to your food or drink product.
CBD’s popularity has skyrocketed, with the compound becoming more popular than virtually any similarly situated supplement. 1 in 7 Americans has tried CBD as of last year, numbers that have unquestionably increased since the survey was taken. The popularity of CBD is even more remarkable when you consider that the substance has only been legal at the federal level for less than two years.
CBD’s newness has given rise to a wide array of questions about the product, however. One of the more common ones is just what CBD does to your body, and how long CBD stays in your system. There’s no hard and fast answer, but there are some factors that can help you figure out what will make CBD last for a longer or shorter period of time.
These factors can change, and there are things that are temporary or more permanent when it comes to determining how long CBD will stay in your system. Less changeable, more permanent items include:
Your history with CBD and cannabis products, like marijuana. The more you use, the longer it takes for the product to leave your system. Interestingly enough, the same principles make it more likely your use of CBD may result in a positive drug test.
Your body and metabolism speed. Generally speaking, your metabolism and size will be big impacts in terms of how long it takes for you to process CBD.
These days, it seems as if CBD has become a catch-all cure for almost every disorder. Have back pain? Try CBD. Have skin inflammation? CBD. Having a hard time sleeping? Take two CBD and call me in the morning.
Of course, the truth is far more nuanced. Regulations from the United States Food & Drug Administration essentially prohibit any CBD vendor from making definitive medical claims about CBD, and that’s with good reason, as more evidence is needed before making most CBD-related claims. However, that is not to say that there isn’t some evidence out there that demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in addressing numerous physical and emotional problems.
One such example is anxiety, and a variety of scientific studies have demonstrated that CBD may help people with anxiety-related problems.