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Why You Should Be Eating Mangoes Next Time You’re High

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Everyone, even the healthiest eaters, is susceptible to an attack of the munchies. This occurrence is caused by cannabinoids in pot. Cannabinoids cause our bodies to release hormones that signal pleasure from eating. But most of the time, who needs pot for that tbh.

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Where we run into problems is when aaaaalll we want to eat are the typical munchies. Burgers. Fries. Chips. Quesadillas. You name it. So what’s the best alternative to combat our cravings for greasy rich food? Easy…

Mangoes.

3Why mangoes? Well, it’s a common urban legend that mangoes increase, intensify, and extend highs after smoking marijuana. Science has shown that this is actually true.

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Mangoes have a chemical compound called myrcene terpenes (also found in lemongrass, cloves, cinnamon, and of course cannabis). The terpenes are known for their exotic woodsy, citrusy, and fruity smell.

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Mangoes could be the holy grail of healthier alternatives to munchies. Each mango has only 135 calories and have a low glycemic index or GI (good for appetite management). Mangoes, compared to pizza, pop tarts, fries and spoonfuls of Nutella? NO competition.

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This awesome fruit is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and other beneficial minerals. Research by Dr. Susanne Mertens-Talcott at Texas A&M University has shown that mangoes could prevent colon and breast cancer cell growth because of their high polyphenol contents.

So, the next time you have the munchies, try this tropical fruit for a healthier, better high. But munching on fresh raw mangoes aren’t your only option. Mango ice creamsmoothies,pudding, and even salsa can also do the trick