Food is one of the most important forms of medicine for healing all aspects of our being, and this is especially true when it comes to healing the root chakra, since this chakra deals with our physical reality. In this article we are going to explore to how to heal the root chakra using foods.
To heal your root chakra it is recommended that you eat a diet rich in meat or other protein-rich foods. Foods with the color red are also excellent because of the energetic frequency they have. Eating roots is great because they connect you with the earth. And feeding your adrenal glands while avoiding foods that trigger your fight or flight response is recommended.
Careful consideration of the food you are consuming is essential when healing the root chakra. In this article you are going to learn the correlation between foods and chakras, as well as the the best foods to heal and balance your root chakra, as well as identify which substances you may be consuming which are wreaking havoc on your root chakra.
Understanding Chakras and Foods
Each chakra has a corresponding type of food. Here is an overview of each chakra and the food that goes with it.
Crown and Third Eye Chakra
These 2 chakras are exceptions to the idea of chakras and foods corresponding, because they do not deal bodily processes, but rather are linked to mental states.
Throat Chakra: Fruits
Fruits are high vibration foods that do not require killing since they fall off the trees when ripe. They are digested very quickly allowing the person to freely exist in their upper chakras without being grounded.
Heart Chakra: Vegetables
Vegetables are produced by plants using photosynthesis, which uses of the energy of the sun. Vegetables are balanced and neutral, reflecting the balanced nature of the heart.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Starches
Starches are foods that quickly get converted into food, not unlike the rapid nature of the fire element which is associated with the solar plexus chakra. Dependencies on sugar and other fast energy foods indicates an imbalance in this chakra.
Sexual Chakra: Liquids
The element of this chakra is water, and liquids such as juices and teas help to balance this chakra, as well as cleanse the kidneys of toxins.
Root Chakra: Meats
Meat is the most physically oriented food, and consuming makes us strong and grounded.
Meat or Other Sources of Protein
Eating meat strengthens our root chakra, and shifts our consciousness towards a more physical state of experiencing being alive. Meat is one of the most energy-intensive foods to digest, and the physical body dedicates a lot of energy towards your lower torso in order to undergo this task. Eating meat also reminds us that we are part of nature, and part of the life and death cycle of the ego and physical body, since another animal’s life was sacrificed in order to make this possible. Ground and strengthen your physical body and root chakra with the following high-quality sources of protein:
- Wild Game such as Elk
- Lean Beef
- Whey Protein Powder
- Greek Yogurt
- Fish such as Tuna, Halibut or Tilapia
Recommended Non-Animal Based Sources of Protein
- Edamame Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Navy Beans
- Hemp or Pea Protein Powder
Nourish Your Root Chakra with Red foods
Eating red foods is good for the root chakra since red is the corresponding color to this chakra. Red is the lowest frequency in the spectrum of visible light, and in nature is usually associated with survival. Red grabs our attention and energizes us. It is a dynamic and active color, and propels us towards change. Cooking the vegetables is recommended, as cooked vegetables tend to be more grounding than raw. The following red foods are all excellent options for tailoring your diet to feed your root chakra:
- Red Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
Increase Your Groundedness By Eating Roots
By eating roots, we are feeding our own personal root system that we stand upon physically, as well as emotionally and spiritually. Roots grow under the soil, and are part of the earth. By eating them we are feeding our own connection to the earth, and increasing our groundedness. Some great options for roots that can be added to your meals are:
Adrenal Glands and the Root Chakra
The adrenal glands have a special relationship with the root chakra, since they are activated in times of fight or flight, and our physical bodies utilize adrenaline when we need to take physical action to survive. The adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They produce and release several hormones. They have two parts: the cortex and the medulla.
This is where cortisol is produced, which is the main stress hormone in the body. Cortisol is like the alarm system of the body, and regulates motivation and fear.
This is where adrenaline is produced. In stressful situations adrenaline is released into the blood and the body’s fight or flight response is triggered. Air passages are dilated to allow the muscles to become more oxygenated, while blood is redirected to the heart and lungs.
The adrenal glands are meant for short bursts, but when they are chronically overworked, it is essential that we feed them with proper nutrition. Signs that your adrenal glands are fatigued include:
- Feeling tired all the time
- Brain Fog
- Loss of Libido
- Weight gain
Feed the Adrenal Glands
When our root chakra is out of balance, we live in a state of fear, which means our adrenal glands are constantly working. Part of balancing our root chakras is taking care of our adrenal glands. The following are some great foods you can be eating to keep your adrenal glands healthy:
Leafy Green Vegetables
The adrenal glands are happiest when we are eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, which reduce inflammation.
Avocados are full of healthy fat, which keep your hormone levels balanced.
Raw Nuts and Seeds
These are high in selenium and magnesium, which are essential for hormone health, as well as omega fatty acids.
Avoid Foods That Cause Anxiety Like Sugar and Caffeine
Sugar, caffeine, and other stimulants found in energy drinks such as put us in a fight or flight state, while also making us ungrounded and flighty. While the fight or flight state is a necessary and beneficial part of our anatomy, living excessive amounts of time is detrimental to our well-being. Similarly, exploring the upper chakras is adds richness to our lives, but excessive focus on spiritual matters without proper physical grounding can have negative consequences.
- Trans Fats
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Vegetable Oils
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