- Low-carb chakra foods can help with energetic balance.
- Chakra is a spinning wheel of energy that is associated with certain emotions. If these emotions are left unbalanced, physical manifestations can occur.
- You need chakra balance to prevent the disease from manifesting in your body.
- Learning to balance chakras is easy. Yoga, meditation, foods, Tai’Chi Gung, and prayer are some of the methods.
- The following are examples of low-carb foods for each chakra:
- Root Chakra includes rutabagas, turnips, jicamas, etc
- Sacral Plexus includes orange peppers, flax, almonds, walnuts, and sesame.
- Solar Plexus includes lemons, yellow pepper, curry, and squash.
- Heart Chakra includes greens such as kale, spinach, and cabbage.
- Throat Chakra includes blueberries and blackberries.
- Third Eye Chakra includes purple cabbage, purple kale, and cacao powder.
- Crown Chakra involves a focus of no food but fasting for spiritual clarity. [/callout]
Turn to low-carb chakra foods to help with energetic balance.
Do you want to learn more about which foods will help balance your chakras but will not affect your ketosis? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will go over different foods that are both keto and chakra friendly. If you aren’t sure about chakras, I will first summarize these energetic centers and what they can do for your body. I will then go through each of the seven chakra centers and then outline keto-friendly foods to balance each chakra. I hope you enjoy it!
What are chakras?
If you aren’t familiar with chakras, let me explain. When you think of a chakra, I want you to picture seven spinning wheels of energy. In each one of these wheels, there are emotions and physical symptoms that control their functioning. If these wheels aren’t spinning correctly or become blocked, you can develop a disease associated with that particular chakra.
Let me give you a prime example of one of them. Let’s start with the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is all about feeling safe in your environment and trusting those around you. If this chakra is out of balance, you may lack trust in situations, live in fear, and feel insecure about life in general. If you harbor these feelings for a protracted period and don’t do anything about them, you can develop arthritis, rectal tumors, etc. My explanation of the Root Chakra is just one of the examples of a chakra. It turns out that each one of these seven chakra centers has specific characteristics associated with each of them.
Why do I need chakra balance?
It would help if you learned to balance your chakras to prevent the disease from manifesting physically in your body. If you can learn to balance your chakras energetically, then you can take action to prevent physical illness.
How do I balance my chakras?
Learning to balance your chakras is easy! There are many ways to balance each of them. When you listen to my podcasts, I go through each chakra and how to balance them. In this article, I will also talk about how to balance each chakra when I talk about the low-carb chakra foods. The most common ways to balance your chakras may include meditation, yoga, martial arts like Tai’ Chi Gung, hiking, food, etc.
Now, let’s talk about each chakra and appropriate low-carb foods for balancing
Now that I’ve given you a brief overview of the chakras, I want to talk about low-carb chakra foods and talk about each chakra. When I go through the foods, keep in mind that I am giving you a list for when you are doing a strict keto diet. By strict keto diet, I mean staying under 30 net/total carbs or less. Once you start incorporating keto-carb cycling after doing a strict keto for a month, you can begin cycling in higher-carb keto foods to balance your chakras. However, if you are dealing with many health issues, you can go on longer with strict keto( over 30 days) and still keep this list handy for good low-carb chakra foods.
Root Chakra Overview
The first chakra I want to talk about is your Root chakra. This chakra is also known as your first chakra or Muladhara. It sits at the base of your spine and governs your feelings of security. If you don’t feel safe in your environment, then this chakra can become out of balance. Also, if you function out of fear daily, then this chakra can be off. If this chakra is left out of balance for an extended period, you can develop arthritis, rectal tumors, and beyond. The root chakra can be balanced with meditation, hiking, gardening, martial arts, or yoga.
Root Chakra Low-Carb Foods
When it comes to Root Chakra balancing, then any keto-friendly root vegetables will help a lot. I have a good article here, for you to learn more about these types of foods. In the article, I even summarize the carbs for each root vegetable from Cronometer. Here is a list of foods in the article if you are looking to balance your Root Chakra and stay keto-friendly :
- carrots (in limited portions).
Also, in the article, I go through the benefits of each one of these vegetables. So, for Root Chakra foods in this article, I will refer you to that article on Keto-Friendly Root Vegetables.
Sacral Plexus Chakra Overview
Next, after the Root Chakra, comes the Sacral Plexus Chakra. Another name for this chakra is called the second chakra, or Svadisthana. This chakra is super crucial for your feeling of empowerment, your sense of sensuality, and your emotions. If you have tried to be creative but have felt blocked, this chakra could play. If this chakra is out of balance for a long time, you could develop pelvic pain, urinary disorders, or other gynecological problems. Some common ways to balance this chakra include yoga, dancing that involves the pelvis, such as Zuma, hula hooping, or swimming.
Sacral Plexus Low-Carb Foods
When it comes to foods to balance the sacral plexus chakra, you want to focus on the color orange. Some lower-carb options would include the following:
Orange peppers are chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients. For example, one orange pepper contains 190 percent of the daily recommended intake for vitamin C, 75 milligrams for women, and 90 milligrams for men 1. So when you choose to eat an orange pepper, not only are you helping your Sacral Plexus Chakra out, you are getting a ton of vitamins.
carrots and oranges in limited portions
Carrots and oranges are also great for balancing the Sacral Plexus Chakra. However, it would help if you remembered that you might need to avoid these foods when you are on a strict keto. Unless, you can part with one medium-size carrot, which is about 2.9 net carbs in Cronometer, or two sections of an orange, which is about 3.2 net carbs when doing a strict keto. I am going to be honest with you, in that It is hard to eat this tiny portion of these foods! If you are someone who can then go for it!
flax, almonds, walnuts, and sesame
If you want to stay keto-compliant and balance Sacral Plexus Chakra, you can also choose flax, almonds, walnuts, and sesame seeds. These nuts will provide you with Omega-3s, which aid in cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation.
Salmon is also an excellent low-carb chakra food! Like the nuts and seeds above, it also will provide you with essential Omega-3s, which will help with your cardiovascular health and improve your mitochondria.
Solar Plexus Chakra Overview
The Solar Plexus Chakra is your center for willpower and getting things done! If this chakra is off, then you may struggle with finishing projects or specific tasks. The Solar Plexus Chakra happens to be one of my favorite chakras! This chakra helps me feel strong enough to do things and accomplish what I want to in life. The other name for this chakra is Muladhara( Sanskrit name), also known as the third chakra. Great ways for balancing this energetic center include martial arts, yoga, meditation, or any abdominal exercises.
Solar Plexus Low-Carb Foods
When choosing foods for this chakra, you will focus on any low-carb foods with a yellow hue. Eventually, foods such as bananas and pineapples will be allowed once you start your keto-carb cycling. However, until then, I would recommend holding off on these foods while trying to get in fat-burning mode(usually the first 30 days).
I love lemons for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra. Every morning, when I wake up, I make a big 16-ounce glass of water with a squeeze of lemon. I drink this not only for detox and cleaning my body when I wake up but also for balancing my Solar Plexus Chakra and preparing for my day.
Curry is another keto-friendly chakra-balancing food. Even though curry is technically a spice, it is still good for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra. I like to put it on a lot of different foods. Not only can curry help reduce inflammation, but it also can help with fighting cancer, combating Alzheimer’s disease, aiding digestion, and boosting your bones2.
Yellow squash is also an excellent vegetable low-carb vegetable for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra. Squash contains a lot of antioxidant benefits and bioactive compounds3. Typically, I like to saute squash in a pan with coconut oil and add delicious seasonings such as yellow curry, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. According to Cronometer, about 1 cup of squash equals 3.1 net carbs, which is not too shabby.
Heart Chakra Overview
When it comes to the Heart Chakra, I want you to associate it with grief or lack of self-love. When we are grieving over a death, divorce, or difficult life situation, then this chakra can go out of balance. Also, if we don’t love ourselves, we will interfere with the balance of this chakra. If you have struggled with any of these emotions, you may need to work on your heart chakra. The heart chakra is balanced by learning to love and forgive yourself and others. It also can be aligned by doing yoga, meditation, or even buying yourself a bouquet of roses.
Heart Chakra Low-Carb Foods
When it comes to balancing the Heart Chakra, you want to focus on foods on low-carb foods that are green. These include spinach, kale, avocados, dandelion greens, parsley, celery, etc. It is easier to stay keto-compliant when balancing this chakra! There is an extensive selection available. Now, when you start your keto-carb cycling, you can begin to incorporate foods such as green apples and kiwi.
Greens for balancing this chakra
As I mentioned above, any type of green is excellent for balancing the heart chakra. My favorite greens are spinach and kale. I am growing kale in my garden this summer, and it is so tasty( especially when it’s from your garden). Greens are chock full of a lot of nutrients, including calcium, vitamin C protein, and more. I can go on and on about the luxurious benefits from greens, but that would be beyond this post!
Ahhh, one of my daughter and I’s favorite foods! Avocados are also known as a superfood and are fantastic for your health. Avocados are an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fat- a type your body can quickly burn for energy- and vitamins and antioxidants 4.
The following are other benefits of avocados:
- weight loss-
- cancer-fighting properties with the Avocatin B
- Help your body absorb other nutrients [/callout]
Green tea is perfect for balancing the Heart Chakra and is very helpful for weight loss with catechins in it. Green tea has beneficial effects against various diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. I love green tea and find it super tasty when paired with stevia.
Throat Chakra Overview
When it comes to our self-expression and our “voice” in life, our Throat Chakra is at play. This chakra is also known as the fifth chakra, and the Sanskrit name for it is Vishuddha. If you’ve been struggling with being yourself or having to lie to others, then you may have some difficulty with the Throat Chakra. Some ways of helping this chakra include singing and speaking your truths to others. I have also found yoga to be beneficial along with Tai Chi’ Gung.
Throat Chakra Low-Carb Foods
When it comes to foods for balancing the Throat Chakra, you want to pick the ones with a bluish hue. Blueberries and blackberries are very healing for this chakra and are also keto-friendly. Other fruits, such as apples, pears, elderberries, etc can also be great for this chakra once you start incorporating keto-carb cycling.
Blueberries are fantastic healing food and full of antioxidants! I love going to pick them during the summertime here in the Appalachian mountains. Blueberries are a rich source of (poly)phenols, particularly anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a powerful antioxidant and help give fruit and veg their deep red, purple, or blue hues. Epidemiological studies indicate that anthocyanin-rich foods, including blueberries, are associated with reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease5. Usually, about 1/4 of a cup of blueberries equals about 4.5 net carbs in Cronometer.
Blackberries are another powerful fruit excellent for the Throat Chakra. They also contain antioxidants along with anthocyanins. Blackberries ( along with other berries) have a role in preventing inflammation disorders, cardiovascular diseases, or protective effects to lower the risk of various cancers 6. Summer is also my favorite time of year to pick wild blackberries. Here in the mountains of North Carolina, wild blackberries are everywhere. It is so wonderful to be able to go hike and pick these blackberries. Talk about a beautiful grounding experience!
Third Eye Chakra Overview
The third eye chakra is also known as the sixth chakra, and it is what it says “the third eye.” It is solely responsible for the ability to see into the future and plan. I think this last year and a half has interfered with everyone’s ability to plan. Another feature associated with the Third Eye chakra is learning to trust your inner guidance or intuition. If you find that you cannot do this, then your Third Eye Chakra may need balancing. The Sanskrit name for this chakra is called Ajna.
Some ways to balance this chakra include yoga, meditations that involve massaging between eyebrows, and learning to trust your inner wisdom. Tai’ Chi Gung is also excellent for this chakra.
Third Eye Chakra Foods
Some foods for balancing the Third Eye Chakra include those with a purple hue. My favorite low-carb foods for this chakra include purple cabbage, purple kale, purple carrots, and cacao powder. Once you start keto-carb cycling, you can begin adding purple sweet potatoes, purple grapes, and eggplant.
Purple Cabbage (red)
Purple( red) cabbage is very keto-friendly and very satisfying. What I like about cabbage is that it can be used as a filler to help keep you full. For example, I like to take about 1-2 cups of raw cabbage and make a salad with lemon juice and avocado oil. Red cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata f. Rubra DC.) extract has been demonstrated hypolipidemic and antioxidant capacity. In other words, this means that it has the potential not only to lower cholesterol but also to fight off cancer cells. 6
Purple Kale is another excellent, low-carb chakra balancing food. Like the purple cabbage, purple kale also contains anthocyanins, which give it a lot of antioxidants. Kale is another one of my favorite foods and is essentially a superfood. I love to make kale salads with avocados and a nutritional yeast-based type of dressing.
Cacao powder is another food that is wonderful for balancing the Third Eye Chakra. Cacao powder is a superfood, and it contains polyphenols and flavonoids. I like to put cacao powder in my coffee or sprinkle it on a low-carb toast with almond butter. I also use it a lot for baking.
Crown Chakra Overview
Ahh, the Crown Chakra. Such a wonderful chakra for connecting with a higher power and getting in touch with your spirituality. If you feel like you are lacking a connection with the universe, then you may need to balance this chakra. Also, if you have difficulty in believing a higher power, then this chakra may need to be tended and mended. The color associated with this chakra is purple and the other name is also known as the 7th chakra. The Sanskrit name is Sahasrara. The ways to balance this chakra include yoga, meditation, Tai’ Chi Gung, and fasting. Yup, I said it. Fasting is one of the best ways to balance this chakra. So instead of talking about foods, I am going to emphasize fasting.
The practice of fasting intricately balances the Crown Chakra. The reason why fasting is good is that it allows you to get in touch with your spirituality. When we take in food, our body tends to divert its focus on the process of digestion. However, when you fast, you rest the digestion process and produce ketones to fuel your brain. It turns out that your brain prefers these ketones. When your brain runs on ketones instead of glucose, it tends to function a lot better. I am an avid fan of fasting. I love fasting so much; I have a whole section on my blog dedicated to fasting. If you want to start off learning about fasting, you can start with one of my first articles, which talks about all the benefits of fasting.
Keto and chakra balance
Fasting goes right along with the keto diet when it comes to Crown Chakra balance or any of the chakras, for that matter. When you are keeping your carbs low and feeding your body ideal foods, you feel good. When you feel good, you are more apt to want to balance your chakras. Why is this? Well, when you eat healthily and feel good, you will be more emotionally balanced. Your chakras have a lot to do with this emotional balance. So, if you’re not choosing to eat healthily and put processed foods in your body, you will feel weighed down.
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