The Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Weed (Marijuana)

Tempted to smoke a joint or gorge on a pot-laced brownie? Think hard before you go ahead. From general side effects like dryness of the mouth to loss of coordination, hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rate, and low blood pressure, among others, smoking weed does come with its fair share of risks! Chronic marijuana use can also take a toll on your brain, lung, and heart health. There is also the risk of addiction to consider.

Does Marijuana Help You Lose Weight?

Despite the proverbial "going for the munchies" after smoking weed, obesity is not prevalent among marijuana users. Epidemiological studies have found that marijuana helps lose weight in chronic smokers. Weight gain from smoking weed is often seen among patients with HIV/AIDS and cancers which has made the researchers conclude that marijuana could be a regulatory compound increasing weight in those with low weight but helping the obese lose weight. Unfortunately, no weight loss is possible in short-term smokers.

Dairy Milk Alternatives: Know The Pros And Cons

Soy milk has good protein, calcium and is low in saturated fats. But look for a non-GMO certified milk. Almond milk has high sodium and high level of beneficial Vitamin E. Macadamia milk has omega-3 fatty acids. Hazelnut milk is high in carbs and calcium. Coconut milk has low protein and high-fat content. Hemp milk has low protein and high omega 3 fatty acids.