Everybody knows that a balanced diet is one of the key ways to stay healthy and make sure that your body is working at its best.
What many people fail to see, though, is the link between certain foods and your chakras.
When most people think about balancing their chakras, their first port of call is likely meditation, and for a good reason.
But did you know that certain foods are great for balancing each of the seven chakras?
Read on to find out about 21 chakra balancing foods that you need to incorporate into your diet to improve your chakra balance.
3 Root Chakra Foods
Starting with the first of the chakras: the root chakra. There are specific symptoms to look out for to know whether or not this particular chakra is becoming unbalanced.
As you probably already know, the root chakra is responsible for grounding. Look out for symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, and low mood here; these are all signs that the root chakra is unbalanced.
As well as your usual meditation, try these three foods in your next meal to help balance the root chakra.
The key to remembering these ingredients is to remember that they serve your root chakra, so you, therefore, need root vegetables or other foods that grow from the earth. Here are just three to keep in mind, but there are many more besides:
Can anything beat the deep red color of beets?
3 Sacral Chakra Foods
The second chakra is more closely linked with sexuality, intimacy, and reproduction. An unbalanced sacral chakra may lead to feelings of low self-worth, a decrease in your confidence level, or feelings of being unworthy of intimacy and romantic and platonic love. When you’re looking for foods to help balance this chakra, think orange (the color and the fruit). Foods that are mainly orange in color are perfect for balancing the sacral chakra. Remember these three foods, and you can’t go wrong:
- Sweet Potatoes
Mango tastes super good in smoothies.
3 Solar Plexus Chakra Foods
The color most associated with the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so bear this in mind when you’re looking for foods to help balance this chakra. But what does an unbalanced solar plexus chakra look like? The third chakra is more closely linked with one’s willpower, confidence, and ego. If you notice feelings of low self-esteem, powerlessness, and melancholy, then it is likely that your third chakra is unbalanced. Give these three foods a try, and you might notice an improvement in your feelings, but remember, if these three ingredients aren’t to your taste, most yellow foods are great for the solar plexus chakra:
- Yellow Peppers
Need to boost your solar plexus chakra so you can have more energy? Eat a yellow pepper.
3 Heart Chakra Foods
When you think of the heart chakra, your first thought should always be of foods known to be good for heart health generally. Eating these foods will bring a balance to your heart chakra. As the fourth chakra is associated with kindness, compassion, and love, an imbalance here may manifest itself as feelings of selfishness, over sacrificing for others at the expense of yourself, or feelings of being drained of vital energy. To help improve your heart chakras balance, think green foods. Here are three:
Broccoli is not just super healthy for your body, it’s also the perfect heart chakra food.
3 Throat Chakra Foods
Our fifth chakra, the throat chakra, is associated with psychic abilities, communication, and self-expression. An imbalance in your throat chakra can lead to feelings of anxiousness, an inability to speak your truth, or fear of success. To bring balance to your fifth chakra, you need to think of foods that might soothe your throat in times of illness, such as green teas, but also blue foods. Here are just three suggestions, but remember that there are far more foods that can help balance your throat chakra, so you may want to research further if these three suggestions do not suit you:
- Red Cabbage
Try adding blueberries to your diet to boost the throat chakra so you can express yourself freely!
3 Third Eye Chakra Foods
The third eye chakra is associated with our intuition, imagination, and visualization. Our third eye chakra is essentially responsible for helping us see the bigger picture and imagine scenarios that might occur to better equip us for them. An unbalanced third eye chakra can lead to you doubting your gut feelings, feeling closed off to new ideas, or feeling frustrated and being unable to deal with everyday situations as you once have. More than any other, this chakra benefits most highly from meditation, but certain foods are known to aid in its balancing, so think purple when you are looking for foods to balance your third eye chakra. Below is just a list of three of the most common foods used to balance your sixth chakra:
- Purple Grapes
3 Crown Chakra Foods
Your seventh and final chakra, the crown chakra, has ties with consciousness, wisdom, and spiritual connectedness. An unbalanced crown chakra may lead to feelings of being rigid in your thinking, being particularly harsh on yourself, or feeling uncoordinated in your life. There is some debate over which foods help with balancing your crown chakra. Some argue that fasting periods are great for improving your crown chakra balance, whereas others say that certain ingredients will help balance this chakra. Below is a list of three potential ingredients, but if you notice that they are not helping with balancing your seventh chakra, a short period of fasting may help:
Ginger. Use it in food or tea. It’s a delicious spice and ingredient that helps your crown chakra.
There Are More Chakra Balancing Foods
Remember, the above list of 21 chakra balancing foods is not exhaustive. If these foods are not to your liking, then you can find others that will be perfect for balancing your chakras too.
An enjoyable way to try out these foods for balancing your chakras is to challenge yourself to a chakra balancing diet.
The seven chakras fit perfectly with the days of the week, so perhaps you could try balancing a different chakra each day.
However you decide to do it, trying these 21 chakra balancing foods are sure to help realign your unbalanced chakras, so be mindful of what you are eating because it could help just as much as meditation.
Want to know if your chakras are working as they should? Take this chakra test.