Foods That Best Fuel Your Chakras

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When you are thinking about your chakra system you probably aren't considering the types of foods that you consume. Because our chakras are energy vortexes and invisible to most of us one might well imagine that chakras would thrive on energy, prayer, or other such spiritual stuff... you know, those things that we can't see with the human eye. However, the chakras cannot sustain our human body without our help. It is important to feed and nourish the flesh in order to help support and fuel our energy body. Whenever one or more of your chakras is misaligned you might do well to review your diet choices to see if you are not eating or possibly overeating the foods that fuel that particular chakra.

Check out the foods under each of the seven primary chakras in this step-by-step tutorial to help you determine how your current diet might be deficient or over-indulgent. We can do our part in helping bring balance to our chakras by eating a balanced diet.

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Feeding Your Root Chakra

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Grounding / Anchoring

Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc.

Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter

Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper

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Feeding Your Sacral Chakra

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Supporting the Sexual/Creativity Center

Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc.

Honey & Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc. 

Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds 

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Feeding Your Solar Plexus

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Boosting Self-Esteem and Encouraging Self-Love

Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc.

Dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurt 

Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel

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Feeding Your Heart Chakra

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Healing Emotional Hurts / Protection 

Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.

Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc.

Liquids: green teas

Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley 

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Feeding Your Throat Chakra

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Speaking One's Truth / Honoring Truthfulness

Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas 

Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi

Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.

Spices: salt, lemon grass

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Feeding Your Brow Chakra

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Awakening Third Eye Senses / Psychic Development 

Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, blackberries, raspberries, etc.

Liquids: red wines and grape juice 

Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort

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Feeding Your Crown Chakra

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Opening and Clearing the Spiritual Communication Center

Air: fasting / detoxing

Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper

*Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.