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A Rainbow On Your Plate Benefits Your Body & Chakras

By July 15, 2014October 15th, 2020Nutrition Information

Do you know eating a rainbow of colored foods provides our body, mind and spirit with the rich, flavorful phytochemicals that send high quality information to our cells, allowing us to flourish?  rainbowsalad Each color compound , whether the purple anthocyanidins found in grapes or the red lycopene in tomatoes, has a specific function in the body.

 Click here for the Farmers Market Rainbow Salad you see in the  photo

There are  7 Chakras or energy centers in our body which energy flows through.  Each chakra is associated with a different color.  We want our energy to be flowing freely through all the chakras or energy centers.


Different colored food support each of our chakras.

The various color carry different vibrations and we need them all.  We need to be experiencing all the colors.

Eating a rainbow of colored food fills our body with the varieties of nutrients we need to thrive.

Choose brightly colored fruits and vegetables that are colored all the way through, rather than brightly colored only on the skin.  For example a red fruit would be a strawberry not an apple.  The big benefit of deeply colored produce is that the color is a sign of a high concentration of antioxidants.  Free radicals cause our body to break down, but antioxidants nullify those free radicals before they cause any damage.

Eat your colors! 

The good news is the deeply colored fruits and vegetables are among the best tasting produce.

The 7 Colors of Fruits and Vegetables for Your Body and Chakras

These should be on your plate every day to support your body and your chakras. 

strawberryRed– 1st Chakra – Root Chakra

The root chakra at the base of your spine is responsible for your grounding and feeling safe in the world.  Red foods, contain high levels of vitamin C, polyphenols and these nutrients are part of the body’s defense system  cleaning up cellular debris and protecting us from free radical damage.  Lycopene is one of the compounds that make food red.  It has been shown to reduce the risk of prostrate cancers.   Eat more red foods to keep grounded and keep your root chakra energy fine-tuned.

  • Cherries
  • Red Plums
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Red cabbage
  • Red peppers
  • Beets

sweet potatoOrange  – 2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra

This center located a few inches below the navel is associated with sensuality, pleasure, passion and creativity.  Beta carotene is what makes carrots and sweet potatoes orange.  Our body converts these compounds to the active form of Vitamin A that help keep our eyes, bones and immune system healthy.  These are strong anti-oxidants and are absorbed into our body with the assistance of fat as a carrier.   Orange foods are luscious, ripe and juicy.

  • Peaches
  • Papaya
  • Oranges
  • Apricots
  • Mangos
  • Carrots
  • Orange peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Winter squash

Yellow – 3rd Chakra – Solar Plexusyellow pepper

The solar plexus chakra is your center of willpower and self-esteem. It is located in the center of your body. Yellow foods improve your mental wellness levels and be an instant mood booster! They can also boost skin health, hair health, bone health and dental health.   They promote the body’s production of collagen, an important anti-aging component, and also balance the body’s pH levels. Yellow or beige colored foods often contain carbohydrates, which is broken down for energy in the body. 

  • Bananas
  • Pineapples
  • Lemons
  • Corn (only non-GMO)
  • Yellow squash, leave the skin on
  • Yellow peppers
  • Yellow string beans
  • Yukon gold potatoes

greensGreen – 4th Chakra – Heart Chakra

Green vegetables fill your body with alkaline minerals which will reduce acids in your system. Greens provide compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates, which may help prevent cancer by boosting the production of enzymes that clear toxins from the body. Chlorophyll is what makes vegetables green. Chlorophyll molecules are similar to human blood molecules. The only difference is that the central atom in blood is iron while the central molecule of plants is magnesium.

Eating green vegetables will open up your heart chakra. The lush green color vibrates with the frequency of love on earth and can bring the heart chakra back into a place of love.

  • Avocado
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Green grapes
  • All green leafy vegetables
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cucumbers with skin
  • Asparagus
  • Snow peas
  • Olives
  • Zucchini with skin
  • Sprouts

water image2Blue  – 5th Chakra  – Throat Chakra

There are no foods in their natural state that vibrate to the frequency of a sky blue color.  Dark blue and purple pigments affect the 6th and 7th chakras rather than the throat chakra.   The throat chakra is best supported by drinking lots of water.  Ideally you want to drink half your ideal body weight in ounces of water each day.  Clear fluids work well to enhance clear, truthful communication from this chakra.

Purple – 6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakrablueberries

Blue, purple fruits and vegetables are full of anthocyanins and proanthocyanins, antioxidants associated with keeping the brain and nervous system from stress injury.  Having purple/blue foods will protect you from stress and overwork.  They have the strongest antioxidants preventing free radical damage.   Eating bluish or purple foods will help this center gain clarity and focus.

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Purple Figs
  • Plums
  • Purple cabbage
  • Purple potatoes
  • Purple kale
  • Eggplant
  • Black Olives
  • Prunes

seventh chakraViolet – 7th Chakra – Crown Chakra

The crown chakra connects you to your spiritual source.  When your 7th chakra is open you are able to trust your Divine Self.  You feel supported by a force greater than yourself.   The color in this chakra is violet and purple foods can assist.  The vibrations of this chakra are violet in color.  Purple foods can assist, just as with the third eye chakra. The vibrations of this chakra get energized by doing some type of deep breathing which releases toxins from our body and connects us with Spirit.  Meditation is also beneficial. 

I  recommend eating 3-5 cups of rainbow colored vegetables each day.


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