Chakras are energy centers, or whirling vortexes of energy in the body. There are many ways to bring balance to these centers, but one way is by eating certain foods!
Try eating the below foods to balance your chakras!
Eating for the Root Chakra
When choosing foods that will help balance the root chakra, look for grounding, earthy foods, and foods that are the color red.
Root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, beets, yucca, sweet potatoes, ginger, turmeric, etc.
Proteins, such as beans, nuts, and seeds.
Red foods, such as strawberries, beets, cherries, tomatoes, and pomegranate.
Eating for the Sacral Chakra
When choosing foods that will help balance the sacral chakra, look for foods with a high water content, and foods that are orange in color.
Fruits such as oranges, mangoes, peaches, watermelon, and apricots.
Sweet potatoes & carrots
Foods high in Omega 3s such as flax seeds, walnuts, and sesame seeds.
Eating for the Solar Plexus Chakra
When choosing foods that will help balance the solar plexus chakra, look for foods yellow in color and foods that aid digestion and help replenish Agni or digestive fire.
Fruits such as lemons, bananas, and pineapples.
Vegetables such as yellow squash, corn, yellow pepper, and onion.
Complex carbs and foods high in fiber such as brown rice, oats, quinoa, farro, sprouted grain, and couscous.
Eating for the Heart Chakra
The heart chakra can be stimulated and balanced by eating foods that are naturally green. Choose organic when you can and try to eat plenty of these foods raw.
Dark leafy greens such as kale spinach, chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens, and bok choy.
Vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, celery, cucumber and avocado.
Fruits such as green apple, lime, & kiwi.
Herbs such as basil, cilantro, parsley, and mint.
Eating for the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra can be healed by eating or drinking things that soothe and help detox the body. Think of things that physically feel nourishing to the throat.
Berries, especially blueberries, and blackberries.
Herbal teas that will feel soothing on the throat to drink, especially with honey and lemon.
Warm, nourishing soups, such as miso soup, tom kha or tom yum soup, and vegetable soup.
Eating for the Third Eye Chakra
When eating for the third eye chakra, choose foods that are purple in color or are known to help with brain function.
Vegetables such as purple cabbage, purple carrots, eggplant, and purple kale.
Fruits such as purple grapes, mangosteen, durian, dates, figs, and blueberries.
Cacao which helps boost serotonin.
Ginkgo Biloba, and GABA amino acids which also help promote brain function.
Eating for the Crown Chakra
Or rather, fasting for the crown chakra.
This chakra focuses primarily on purification & detoxing. Juice cleanses can be a safe and helpful way to get the mind clear to aid in meditation.
This chakra is highly spiritual. There is a light, spacious quality to it. Food is of the earth; heavy and dense. When not fasting, it is helpful to meditate first thing in the morning before food to connect with the crown chakra.
While fasting, be sure to drink plenty of water and always listen to your body. You should feel vibrant during a cleanse and if you notice the body feels run down, you may want to seek the help of a nutritionist or an Ayurveda specialist to find a cleanse that works for your body.