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Balanced Diet – 7 Chakras and Food Colors


Balancing the body and mind is a fundamental principle in both Vedic and modern nutrition. In Vedic traditions, chakras represent the energy centers within our bodies, and each chakra is associated with specific colours and qualities. Incorporating the principles of the chakras and food colours into our diet can help promote overall well-being and support optimal health. In this article, we will explore the concept of a Balanced diet based on the seven chakras and food colours, merging Vedic nutrition with modern nutritional concepts.

1) Root Chakra (Muladhara) – Red
The root chakra represents stability and physical vitality.To support this chakra, include red-colored foods like tomatoes, red peppers, beets, and strawberries. These foods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that promote physical strength and vitality.

2) Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) – Orange:
The sacral chakra governs creativity, emotional balance and passion. Incorporate orange foods like oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, and papayas. These foods are high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber, supporting emotional well-being and creative expression.

3) Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – Yellow:
The solar plexus chakra is associated with personal power, confidence, and digestion. Opt for yellow foods like bananas, yellow peppers, pineapple, and turmeric. These foods provide essential nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, promoting digestive health and boosting self-confidence.

4) Heart Chakra (Anahata) – Green:
The heart chakra represents love, compassion, and connection. Nourish this chakra with green foods such as leafy greens, broccoli, avocados, and green apples. These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that support heart health and emotional well-being.

5) Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) – Blue:

The throat chakra governs communication, self-expression, and clarity. Include blue foods like blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, and plums. These foods are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that promote clear communication and support the health of the throat and vocal cords.

6) Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) – Indigo/Purple:
The third eye chakra represents intuition, spiritual awareness and insight. Incorporate indigo and purple foods like eggplant, purple cabbage, blackberries, and figs. These foods contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support brain health and enhance intuition.

7) Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) – White/Violet:
The crown chakra symbolizes divine connection, spiritual enlightenment, and higher consciousness. Nourish this chakra with white and violet foods such as garlic, onions, cauliflower, and grapes. These foods possess immune-boosting properties, support mental clarity, and facilitate spiritual growth.

Ayurvedic and Modern Nutritional Concepts:
While the chakra-based approach to a Balanced diet brings a unique perspective, it is essential to incorporate ayurvedic and modern nutritional concepts for overall health. Regardless of chakra association, a balanced diet should include:

Sattvic Foods: Emphasize sattvic foods, which are pure, fresh, and nourishing. This includes whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and dairy products.

Whole Foods: Focus on consuming whole and unprocessed food items like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Seasonal Eating: Align your diet with the seasons, consuming locally available foods that are fresh and in season. This helps maintain balance and adapt to environmental changes.

Nutrient Density: Prioritize nutrient-dense foods that provide a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

Mindful Eating: Practice mindful eating by savoring each bite, chewing thoroughly, and cultivating gratitude for the nourishment provided by the food.

Digestive Agni: Support healthy digestion by consuming warm, cooked foods and incorporating spices like ginger, cumin, and turmeric.
Balance of Tastes: Include all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent) in your meals to satisfy the body’s nutritional needs and promote overall balance.

Whole Foods: Focus on consuming whole and unprocessed food items like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Balance and Variety:
Strive for a Balanced diet that includes a variety of food groups to ensure adequate nutrient intake.

Practice portion control and moderation to maintain a healthy weight and prevent overconsumption.

Drink plenty of fluids to stay properly hydrated throughout the day.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to nutrition that integrates the principles of the seven chakras and food colours. By incorporating foods associated with each chakra, we can promote balance, vitality, and overall well-being. Remember that Ayurveda is a personalized system, and it is beneficial to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner for individualized recommendations based on your unique constitution, (Prakriti ),  physical and mental needs. Embracing both Vedic and modern nutritional concepts allow us to create a holistic approach to nourishing our body and mind, promoting vitality, balance, and spiritual growth.

Prakriti Analysis Individual 

It is very useful to do the prakriti analysis as it tells us about the mental, physical and functional aspects of our body. The prakriti based guidelines for diet, lifestyle and usage of herbs results in healthy tissue and balance of doshas. If we take out some time to do our prakriti analysis, it will help us to know about our body cond

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What is the Vedique Diet?

Envisioned by Dr. Shikha Sharma, the Vedique Diet is India’s #1 Doctor-driven, scientific weight loss & disease management programme. It is an amalgamation of the best practices of science-backed Ayurvedic nutrition and modern nutrition.  The programme has helped over 51000 patients lose weight, fight diseases, and become healthier over the past 22 years.

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