Chakra foods are particular types of food that provide energetic support to the primary energy centers in your body. These foods have a similar energetic signature to that of their partner chakra. By including these nourishing foods in your diet, you're holistically balancing and optimizing the flow of energy throughout your body.
Your body is a complex system of energy centers called chakras. The health of your chakras plays a crucial role in your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. There are seven main chakras, each associated with specific colors, elements, and energies. When these chakras are balanced and open, your vibration is high and you act from a place of loving intention. Conversely, when they are constrained or closed, your vibration lowers, making life feel more challenging.
Just like you choose foods to nourish your body, you can also choose foods to support the health of your chakras. In this post we'll cover the foods that are most energetically aligned with each of the seven chakras. This holistic approach to eating will get you in tune with how energy flows throughout your physical body, and how you can support its flow through your diet.
***Please note - it's important to access which of chakras needs dietary support. For instance, many people reading this might have a very active third eye or crown chakra, but could benefit from grounding foods for the lower chakras.
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Chakra Balancing Nutrition & Color
Each chakra is associated with a particular color that emits a unique energetic vibration. Consuming foods of the same color gives your chakras a boost, helping it open up and function optimally.
Have a look at the diagram above, which is a representation of the visible light spectrum. You can see that red, the color of the root chakra, has a lower frequency compared to other colors in the visible spectrum. This aligns with the grounding and stabilizing qualities of this particular chakra. On the other hand, violet, the color of the crown chakra vibrates at the highest frequency. Given that the crown chakra connects us to the other realms, this makes sense!
This mindful approach to eating, known as chakra-balancing nutrition, involves selecting a variety of colorful, whole foods that align with the energetic signature of each chakra. It's not just about the physical nutrients, though choosing wholesome foods is important; it's about the energetic qualities these foods carry.
By consciously choosing chakra balancing foods, you can nourish your entire energetic system. Let's go over each of the 7 chakras and the best foods to consume to align and support them.
Chakras And The Elements
Aside from eating color specific foods to balance your chakras, you can also eat foods that align with the elements of each chakra. The first 5 chakras correspond to the traditional physical elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether. The remaining two chakras are associated with the cosmic realm, which is sometimes called the element of "light."
In order to balance the chakras by the element they're associated with, eat foods that align with that particular element. For instance, if you want to balance the root chakra, which is of the Earth element, you would eat root vegetables which grow directly in the Earth. The vibration of these vegetables are in energetic alignment with the root chakra, and will therefor be very nourishing and healing to this chakra.
The Root Chakra
- Color: Red
- Element: Earth
- Energy: Grounding and Stability
- Affirmation For The Root Chakra: I am grounded, stable, and secure. My roots run deep, connecting me to the earth's energy. I am safe, supported, and at peace. **I've written an entire post on root chakra affirmations if you're looking for additional ways to heal this important chakra.
Root Chakra Foods
To support the root chakra using the energy of its color, eat foods that are red. Pomegranates, cherries, raspberries, apples, strawberries and red peppers are all good choices.
The root chakra's element is Earth, so the best way to energetically support this energy center is to eat vegetables that grow directly in the the Earth. Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions and beets would be ideal choices.
Earthy spices like garlic, ginger, turmeric and cumin have grounding energy, which is attuned to the energetic frequency of the first chakra.
The root chakra also responds well to proteins, so add plant-based root chakra foods to your diet that are high in protein. Examples include legumes, and lentils as well as tofu, which is made from soybeans.
Crystals To Balance The Root Chakra: Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone.
- Color: Orange
- Element: Water
- Energy: Creativity & Emotional Flow
- Affirmation For The Sacral Chakra: I embrace the creative flow of life. My emotions are a gift, and I express them freely. I am in touch with my passions and allow my creativity to flow effortlessly. My sensuality is a celebration of my being, and I connect deeply with the joy of existence.
The Sacral Chakra, your center of creativity and emotional expression, is intimately connected with the color orange and the element of Water.
To nourish and balance this energy center, focus on incorporating orange-colored foods into your diet. Foods like oranges, mangoes, and sweet potatoes are perfect for the second chakra. The energetic fingerprint of the color orange resonates strongly with sacral energy, enhancing creativity and emotional flow.
Expand your Sacral Chakra support by embracing foods with high water content - a synchronicity with its elemental companion, Water. Dive into the succulence of peaches or relish the hydrating essence of butternut squash. These orange gems not only echo the chakra's color but also embody its fluid and expressive nature. In consuming these orange-toned, aqueous delights, you're getting a double dose of Sacral Chakra vitality!
Warming spices that align with the color orange will also benefit your second chakra. Think cinnamon and ginger.
There's also many grains and seeds that are orange hued which are impressive sacral chakra allies. Quinoa, teff and brown rice are all great choices.
Sacral Chakra Crystals: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, Golden Topaz, Moonstone.
Solar Plexus Chakra Foods
- Color: Yellow
- Element: Fire
- Energy: Personal Power, Confidence, Transformation
- Affirmation: I am confident, powerful, and I trust in my ability to achieve my goals. I am worthy of success and embrace my personal power with courage and determination.
How To Feed The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra, situated at the upper part of the abdomen, radiates with the color yellow. When this chakra is healthy and aligned you radiate with confidence, personal power, and a vibrant sense of self. Hence, to nourish and balance this chakra, incorporate a variety of yellow-hued foods into your diet. Food like bananas, yellow bell peppers and pineapple are great for the solar plexus.
Because the solar plexus chakra burns bright with the element of fire, feed it lots of whole grain complex carbohydrates to help sustain its energy. Quinoa, brown rice and barley wheat are great choices.
You can also incorporate seeds like sunflower seeds, which obviously resonate with the sunny nature of this chakra.
Crystals To Support The Solar Plexus Chakra: Citrine, Yellow Calcite, and Tiger's Eye.
Heart Chakra Foods
- Color: Green
- Element: Air
- Energy: Love, Compassion, Harmony
- Affirmation: I open my heart to love. I am compassionate and empathetic, embracing the interconnectedness of all beings. My heart is a center of healing and harmony, and I radiate love to myself and others.
The heart chakra is one of the easiest energy centers to nourish due to the plethora of healthy, green food choices!
Leafy greens are of particular importance. Their less dense nature supports the heart chakra's color and elemental association of air. Dive into kale salads, lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard to feed your heart chakra.
When eating green, the sky is the limit. Broccoli, kiwis, green grapes, green apples, celery and limes are all wonderful heart chakra foods.
Eating to support the heart chakra's elemental association with air involves eating foods that are dry and raw or bitter. These foods have detoxifying properties that support your heart chakra's health. Green beans, green lentils and bitter melons are optimal choices.
Herbal teas, such as chamomile or mint, complement the Heart Chakra's affinity with the air element. Their gentle, calming qualities encourage a serene flow of energy through the green chakra.
Heart Chakra Crystals: Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, and Rhodonite.
Recipes To Feed Your Heart Chakra: Bok Choy Soup With Garlic & Ginger and Broccoli and Cashew Stir Fry With Teriyaki Sauce. Green smoothies like this Island Green Tropical Smoothie are also wonderful for the heart chakra.
Throat Chakra Foods
- Color: Blue
- Element: Ether (Space)
- Energy: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
- Affirmation: I express myself freely and authentically. My words are a powerful force for positive change, and I communicate with clarity and honesty. My voice matters, and I speak my truth with confidence.
The throat chakra, located in the middle of your neck, is responsible for your ability to express yourself with clarity, authenticity and conviction. This chakra is associated with the color blue, and it's element is Ether (or space, the void, nothingness).
Throat chakra foods include all blue foods like blueberries, figs, eggplants, and blue Spirulina.
If you want to nourish the ether elemental quality of this chakra, eat light, ethereal foods like leafy greens, bok choy and arugula. These foods tend to have a slightly bitter, astingent taste, which is geat for detoxifying the throat chakra.
Crystals For The Throat Chakra: Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, and Sodalite.
Foods For The Third Eye Chakra
- Color: Indigo
- Element: Light (or sometimes associated with the cosmic realm)
- Energy: Intuition, Insight, Spiritual Awareness
- Affirmation: I trust my intuition and inner wisdom. My mind is open to new insights, and I see beyond the visible. I am connected to the higher realms, and my spiritual awareness guides me on my path.
The third eye chakra is your highest feminine chakra. When it's open and aligned your intuition is sharp and you're the embodiment of wise divine feminine energy. Once we've reached the third eye chakra, we're out of the chakras that ground us in physical reality, and into the realm of the higher self and Divine conciousness.
So, while we can certainly give the third eye chakra a boost by eating indigo colored foods, physical foods become much less important as you ascend the chakra ladder.
However, I recommend all food that are indigo or deep purple in color. For instance, red cabbage, eggplants, blueberries, blackberries and elderberries are all indigo colored foods that that help the third eye chakra funtion optimally.
What can really help the third eye is presentation of food! The third eye is very responsive to beauty, so looking at beautiful things really soothes and balances it. Aim to arrange your food in an asethic way. Have a look at this eye-candy fruit platter or this healing vegetable tray. The colors, shapes, textures and sizes of all the foods have been arranged in an aestetically pleasing way. In other words, eat with your eyes!
Crystals For The Third Eye: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, and Clear Quartz
Crown Chakra Foods
- Color: Violet or White
- Element: Cosmic Energy, Light, Thought
- Energy: Spiritual Connection, Divine Consciousness
- Crown Chakra Affirmation: I am connected to the divine wisdom and universal consciousness. My mind is open to the infinite possibilities of the universe, and I am in harmony with the cosmic flow. I am a vessel of divine light and love.
The crown chakra sits at the top of the head, and is your body's energetic hub for spiritual connection, Divine consciousness and higher awareness. Along with the third eye chakra, this is one of the upper chakras that is not genrally supported by the energetic frequency of food. In fact, the crown chakra is healed and aligned by fasting. Please note - do not undertake a fast without consulting your naturopth or medical practicioner. Fasting isn't for everyone.
Pure, natural spring water is my go-to recommendation for boosting the crown chakra. Bonus points if you can collect your own Spring water in a glass jar. Staying well-hydrated with clean water supports the upper chakras like nothing else.
Chamomile tea, known for its calming properties, is great at soothing your crown chakra. You can also use herbs like lavender or holy basil to create soothing infusions. These can be enjoyed as part of midful tea or bathing rituals.
Crystals For The Crown Chakra: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Selenite.
Recipes To Soothe The Crown Chakra: Try some of these DIY bath tea recipes as part of a mindul bathing ritual to sooth and align the crown chakra.
Frequently Asked Questions
Foods that are grounding and resonate with the Root Chakra's energy include root vegetables like carrots and beets, protein-rich options such as lentils and red meat, and earthy spices like turmeric and garlic. These nourishing choices provide a sense of stability, security, and connection to the Earth, aligning with the foundational qualities of the Root Chakra.
Throat Chakra blockages can be caused by factors such as fear of expressing yourself due to trauma, stifled communication, or unresolved emotions. To aid in healing these blockages, incorporate soothing and hydrating foods like herbal teas, fruits with high water content (e.g., watermelon), and foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries. Additionally, include foods that support the throat and respiratory system, like honey and ginger.
Yes, over-indulging in food can potentially lead to an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra, as excessive consumption may contribute to imbalances in personal power, self-control, and digestion. An overstimulated Solar Plexus Chakra might manifest as issues like a lack of discipline, digestive discomfort, or an exaggerated sense of control, highlighting the importance of maintaining a balanced and mindful approach to nourishment for overall well-being.