Cooking To Balance Your Chakras (And Energy)


In today’s article we have yogi and energy healer, Leah Guy, sharing the types of foods we can eat to balance the seven chakras in our body. The chakras are a major guiding principle in Ayurvedic medicine, which is a topic that I’m hoping to share more on Balanced Babe in the near future. So get your shopping lists ready and let’s balance our energy!

Like all things, food has energy. The food we consume affects the energy of our personal eco-systems, or our chakras. To stay healthy is to have balanced and moving energy from head to toe. When our energy system, or chakras, are in alignment and healthy we feel positive, in the flow of life and we have the appropriate energy we need to handle the day.

There are seven main chakras in our system. These energy centers govern our physical, emotional and mental bodies. When there are imbalances or ill health in any of these areas the chakras will reveal the corresponding imbalanced energy.

We know that food affects our mind, our mood, our energy levels and our health. To find optimal balance we must eat high vibration foods that help to restore balance and provide energy to our cells and, therefore, our energy system. Below are food tips that help to balance or open each chakra. Please note, working on one chakra alone is generally not an ideal practice as all energy and health works holistically. So let’s break down the seven chakras and the foods that we can eat to support each one. 

What To Cook To Balance Your Chakras

1st Chakra: High protein (including animal protein) as well as healthy fat foods help to stabilize and ground the root energy of the first chakra. Root vegetables, red and dark leafy greens also aid to restore 1st chakra balance.

2nd Chakra: Avocado, dark chocolate, grass-fed butter and nuts are good options for the 2nd chakra. Higher fiber fruits and veggies as well as easily digested grains are helpful for the Sacral Chakra.

3rd Chakra: Herbs and moderately spicy foods such as ginger, peppers, cinnamon, paprika and bitters help to invigorate the Solar Plexus Chakra. Citrus fruit and other yellow colored veggies help as well. Food enzymes and lighter fare are recommended. Room temperature fluids and lemon water also help to cleanse and restore.

4th Chakra: All types of greens are excellent for the Heart Chakra. Steamed veggies and soups made with kale, Brussel sprouts, collard greens and beans would be excellent choices.

5th Chakra: Soothing herbs and foods are helpful for the Throat Chakra. Blueberries, raspberries, dates and warm teas are suggested. Fruits grown on trees also resonate with the 5th Chakra. Reduce dairy and other inflammatory foods. Sea salt water gargling is also recommended when needed.

6th Chakra: Lighter fare is helpful to restore balance to the Third Eye Chakra. Berries and nuts, herbs such as chamomile, lavender and sage or rosemary are useful in teas or cooking. Reduce sugar and alcohol intake.

7th Chakra: To restore balance to the Crown Chakra, bring attention to the nutrition you might receive from higher vibration sources, such as nature, music, sunshine, relationships and love. This is a “feed your soul” kind of sustenance, which is equally as important as real grub!

About the author: Leah Guy

Leah Guy is author of the new book The Fearless Path: A Radical Awakening to Emotional Healing and Inner Peace. She is also a transpersonal healer, survivor and media personality. For more info visit   

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