It’s well-known that cannabis increases appetite, and that when you’re high, pretty much everything sounds good. But some options are better than others, and there is actually food you can eat while high to enhance that high. It’s true! And some are pretty healthy, too. Below are seven of these foods to eat while high that will increase the positive effects of marijuana and how it all happens (according to science).

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Mangoes are healthy, tasty, and will help enhance your high! The chemical compounds found in mangoes have been found to increase, strengthen, and lengthen the euphoric feelings associated with cannabis. The main reason for this is Myrcene. Myrcene binds together with THC in the bloodstream, allowing it to pass much more quickly through the Blood-Brain Barrier with increased efficiency. The more you know. Consume mango 30 minutes before you use cannabis for the best effects.

Mangoes also have a ton of health benefits. Mangoes can help prevent certain cancers such as colon and breast cancer. Mangoes also alkalize the entire body, lower cholesterol, clear skin, and boost the immune system. You really can’t go wrong with mangoes. This fruit is also pretty versatile; check out these recipes to really change it up the next time you’re high.

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Yes, chocolate wins again. Chocolate has been known to produce feelings of euphoria and improve moods. Combined with cannabis, and you have a winning combination. The reason chocolate will enhance your high is because chocolate is high in anandamide, which is the same chemical compound found in cannabis that is said to produce those euphoric feelings. Chocolate and cannabis together will activate the receptors in the brain that make you feel happy. So the next time you’re high, grab a chocolate bar. Or, if you enjoy edibles, make brownies. Two birds, one stone(d).

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and are among the top foods that will boost your high. The reason these root vegetables enhance your high is that these are full of Vitamins E and B, which will help produce serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is believed to help regulate mood, and contributes to well-being and happiness. So this food is especially good if you use cannabis to treat symptoms of depression. Sweet potatoes are also incredibly versatile! Roast them, cut them into fries, bake them; the options are truly endless.

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Nuts are the route to go if you prefer edibles over smoking. Eating nuts high in omega-3s can speed up the effects felt through edibles because these bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, helping the cannabis pass through the Blood-Brain Barrier more easily and quickly. This can also help your high last longer.

Omega 3s are also known to help fight depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that regular consumption of omega 3s show less depression. As well, when those who struggle with depression and anxiety add omega 3 supplements to their diet, symptoms improve. Omega 3s also improve eye health, risk factors in heart disease, inflammation, ADHD in children, and more. Go nuts.

Green Tea

The drink of wellness will also help enhance your high. Green tea is high in catechin, an antioxidant that pairs well with the CB1 receptors in the brain. Cannabis and green tea together can help increase feelings of peace and relaxation. So go and live your wellness blogger dreams and have a cup of green tea the next time you decide to toke up.

Green tea also protects your heart, promotes bone health, and helps prevent lung cancer. It may even help in the prevention of Alzheimer's. You really can’t go wrong with green tea. So the next time you smoke, definitely pair it with a cup of green tea. Or black tea, because this drink also is high in catechin.


The food you wanted to avoid as a kid now sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Broccoli helps enhance your high because of the abundant beta-caryophyllene content found in this veggie. This stuff works directly with the cannabinoid receptors that reduce pain and inflammation.

So this food is especially good if you’re using cannabis for pain relief. Broccoli is also a health superfood. It’s high in vitamin K and vitamin C, as well as fiber, potassium, and folate. So be sure to eat a few pieces of broccoli before you use marijuana to increase the pain relief effects. Roast, saute, or steam and enjoy! Oh, and always add garlic because garlic makes everything better.

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is great for pretty much everything, including enhancing your high. Infusing your marijuana with coconut oil makes the most potent extraction. The reason for this is that cannabinoids bond with saturated fat. Coconut oil has almost double the amount of saturated fat as butter, and more than other common cooking oils.

Coconut oil is also Vegan and has many health benefits and uses. Coconut oil can help with hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol levels, weight loss, digestion, metabolism, and more. Coconut oil also has been found to provide relief for kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. Oh, and it makes a killer eye makeup remover. You really cannot go wrong with coconut oil and its uses and benefits are endless.

The munchies don’t have to be incredibly unhealthy to be super satisfying. To deal with the hunger that comes with being high, the above-mentioned food will help. Or if you’re still craving your regular high pizza, check out these seven popular munchies and learn how to make them healthier.