We are surrounded by energy in various forms and shapes. We ourselves are energetic bodies with 7 centers through which the universal energy flows. The way we live, from our eating choice to the daily habits, everything influences what kind of energy flows through the chakras. Food is medicine and eating the right kind of food can influence our health in multiple ways. Different types of foods have distinct effects on each chakra. When the chakra is open and functioning well, you feel your best. When a chakra gets blocked, we tend to experience illness of the mind and body. Check out how to keep your chakras in balance by eating right.1
Before you start including these foods, it’s best to understand which of your chakras are blocked and need balancing from a healer.2
Food For The First Chakra
Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra is what grounds you to the physical world. A balanced root chakra means we feel more secure with a general sense of tranquility. An overactive root chakra will show up as feelings of insecurity, jealousy, rage and substance abuse.
As the first chakra is all about rooting you to the universal energy, root vegetables are the best options to balance them. Have a diet rich in beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips in various combinations. The color red is actually used to help heal the root chakra, so fruits like apple, cherries, and pomegranates as well as red meat that’s not processed can work well too.
Food For The Second Chakra
The abode of sexual energy and emotions, the second chakra plays a huge role in how we express our sexuality. When the sacral chakra is overwhelmed, it can negatively affect the reproductive organs, urinary system and manifest as diseases of both systems.
The best way to keep it in balance is by maintaining adequate hydration levels in the body. Increase your liquid intake in the form of water. The color of the second chakra is orange, therefore including juicy fruits like carrots and oranges, melons can be healing.
Food For The Third Chakra
The third chakra or the solar plexus chakra is crucial in determining the emotional well-being of an individual. When your solar plexus chakra is well-balanced, then you feel confident and positive. However, an imbalanced third chakra leads to low self-esteem issues, depression, clinginess, and addiction.
Yellow is the color of the third chakra hence, bright yellow foods can help to unblock and balance this chakra. These include mangoes, bananas, corn, yellow peppers, lentils, and lemons. It’s best to avoid refined carbs and sugary foods to keep the chakra in balance. Whole grains that digest slowly are also good for the third chakra.
Food For The Fourth Chakra Foods
The fourth chakra is also known as the heart chakra is located near your heart. It governs the way you give and receive love in day-to-day relationships. A balanced heart chakra helps you to express affection freely and deal with others in a warm manner. When your heart chakra is blocked you feel unworthy of love and also socially inhibited, it can also create feelings of possessiveness and co-dependency in relationships. Diseases of the heart and lungs can occur when the heart chakra is blocked.
The color of the chakra is green which means you’ve to include dark leafy greens and other green veggies like bell peppers to help it heal.
Food For The Fifth Chakra
The fifth/throat chakra is located in the center of your throat. It regulates how authentically we express ourselves. An unblocked fifth chakra helps to communicate our emotions and thoughts as clearly as possible. When the throat chakra is blocked we tend to experience shyness, detachment, and fear of communication.
The color of the fifth chakra is blue, so to allow the throat chakra to get rid of blockages, have a lot of blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and plums.
Food For The Sixth And Seventh Chakras
Both the sixth and seventh chakras are also known as the third eye and crown chakras respectively. They help us connect with the physical and non-physical realms of existence. When they are in balance, we feel selflessly devoted to our purpose in life and our psychic abilities get honed. When it gets blocked it often leads to aimlessness and mental disorientation.
Purple is the color of these chakras. Their blockages can be removed by having dark chocolates and omega-3 rich foods as well as purple foods like grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, purple kale, purple cabbage and purple sweet potatoes.
When all your 7 chakras are properly balanced, it can help you create a peaceful and productive life. Eat light and eat right to unblock your chakras so that you can be your most positive and balanced self.