Food for Chakras

by Kathy Mair

Eating foods that correspond to your chakras balances your health.

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Chakras are the energy centers of our bodies. The seven chakras correspond to particular colors, functions and imbalances. Eating corresponding foods is believed to strengthen these energy centers by transferring the energy absorbed by the food source. By eating the right foods, your physical, emotional and spiritual beings may align and keep you healthy.

First and Second Chakras

The root chakra is at the base of your spine and serves basic survival. The color red is associated with the first chakra, so apples, tomatoes and cherries are corresponding foods. Meats and foods high in protein are thought to strengthen this chakra and improve digestion, fight obesity and prevent arthritis.

The second, or sacral, chakra is located in your lower abdomen. Orange is the energizing color of the sacral, which influences sexuality and desire. For proper bladder and sexual function, as well as avoiding lower back pain, consume juices and other liquids to balance this chakra. Oranges and carrots are also appropriate foods for the sacral chakra.

Third Chakra

The solar plexus chakra, located in the stomach area, is the center responsible for the input and output of energy. Food has particular importance to the third chakra. The right foods can strengthen the spiritual center of the solar plexus chakra and focus your energy release on productive activities. Whole grains and other starches are recommended for this purpose. Curry and other yellow foods are believed to feed this chakra.

Fourth and Fifth Chakras

Located at the center of the chest, the heart chakra affects love and relationships, self-control and self-appreciation. Blood pressure, heart problems and breathing disorders are controlled by the fourth chakra. Associated with the color green, this chakra is balanced with vegetables. Spinach, broccoli and green peppers are particularly beneficial.

The fifth, or throat, chakra governs communication and loyalty. Located, aptly, in the throat area, this chakra is energized by the color blue. Fruits, particularly blueberries, are believed to prevent colds, neck and throat problems and thyroid issues.

Sixth and Seventh Chakras

The brow, or third eye, chakra is in the forehead between your eyebrows. Associated with the color indigo, the sixth chakra is unaffected by foods. It is thought that consuming alcohol, tobacco and drugs can ruin the brow chakra.

The seventh chakra is the crown, located inside the top of the head. Knowledge, consciousness of spirituality and wisdom are controlled by the final chakra. Confusion, depression and learning disabilities can result from an imbalance in the crown chakra. Associated with the color violet, this chakra is also believed to be beyond the affects of certain foods. Fasting is recommended on occasion for rebalancing.

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About the Author

Kathy Mair has been writing professionally since 1994. As a member of the Kinston Indians front office, she was responsible for all team press releases and articles, a duty she subsequently held for two other minor league baseball teams. Mair also spent time as a copy editor for "TV Guide." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Elizabethtown College.