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Keep energy points in balance with a healthy diet of meat, grains and fruits.
Esoteric as it sounds, chakras are the seven energy points in the body, which are considered invisible and more spiritual in nature. However, these unseen energy points too need physical form of food to sustain it but in moderate portions. It would help to note the understand the seven primary chakras to indulge in a particular food:
The first chakra also called the root chakra is located at the base of the spine. Usually represented in colour red, it helps to keep the energy of the body connected with earthly energies. It aids movement, survival and self-esteem.
Feed it with: Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, and protein rich food like eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. The spices that suit it are chives, paprika and pepper.
Referring to the sacral chakra located at the navel, it is always represented in hues of orange. It is associated with all things emotional and creativity. A healthy sacral chakra always aids control and balance in one’s life.
Feed it with: Fan this fiery spot with sweet fruits like melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut. Even honey and nuts are recommended for it. As for spices, cinnamon, vanilla, sesame seeds help to nourish the chakra.
Also called the solar plexus chakra, the Manipura is represented in colour yellow, and is said to govern ego and self-esteem. The chakra seeks to achieve balance in self-esteem issues and intuitive skills.
Feed it with: grains like cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds and daily milk products like milk, cheeses, yogurt. Ginger, mints, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel also spice up the chakra.
Rightfully called the heart chakra, it’s represented in the colour pink and green. Emotional abuse and heartbreak can be wounding to the seat of love. Ensure that this chakra is always in the right emotional frame
Feed it with: Aid the healing process by feeding the chakra leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery. Green teas also keep the heart chakra in healthy condition, and spice it up with basil, thyme, cilantro.
The chakra is located at the throat, and is symbolized in colour sky blue. It represents our will power and responsibility. Not being able to express oneself can manifest into cold and sore throat. Learn to always speak the truth.
Feed it with: To keep the throat in mint condition, quench it with liquids like water, fruit juices, and herbal teas.
Popularly known as the third eye, Ajna is located in the center of the head or brow, and is usually represented in colour indigo. It’s the seat of wisdom and insight. It helps to keep things in perspective.
Feed it with: Dark bluish fruits like blue berries, black berries, raspberries help to keep the chakra centred. Wine and grape juice, along with spices like poppy seeds are considered perfect for the chakra.
Called the crown chakra, it is located on the topmost portion of the head. The colour used to identify it is either white or purple. It is the highest form of chakra, which opens up the spiritual communication completely with the universe. It’s often drawn as a lotus blooming open.
Feed it with: Incense and smudging herbs like sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper. Fasting and detoxifying are said to be beneficial for the development of the chakra as it awakens to the highest form spiritual communication.