Fuel Your Body With High Vibration Foods
Are you putting the right fuel into your body? Food is everywhere and we are constantly bombarded with adverts, offers and the new fad diets. All of this energy and emphasis being put on food caused me to stop and think about high vibration foods and mindful eating.
After spending hours in the kitchen preparing a new dish I often feel rewarded and appreciative of my food, this is very different to how I feel when mindlessly eating popcorn or fast food. Being mindful about the food we eat can help us all to build a positive relationship with our food.
I have eaten my share of “bad” foods causing me to stray from the healthy path and it often leaves me feeling sluggish and lethargic – definitely not how I want my body to feel.
I want the food I put into my body to energise me and make me feel alive. Now, many of you may have herd of high vibration foods but when I first came across it I was a little confused. I discovered that it boils down to looking after your body, listening to your body and how you feel. There are many high vibration foods and we all have different needs, so I realised that we cannot simply eat all of these foods and expect them to make us feel good. It is important for us to listen to our bodies and what they are telling us about the food we are putting in.
What Is High Vibration Food?
Everything we do involves energy being used or conserved. We fuel our bodies by consuming foods and some of these foods also nourish our bodies. In today’s Western world I found it difficult to steer away from unhealthy processed foods, as they are everywhere! There is no denying that healthier options really do make us feel better in the long run, they not only energise our bodies but also fill us with nourishment and leave us feeling better.
Eating processed foods is just like filling a car with rubbish petrol. Of course it will give us energy in the same way that cheap petrol will give a car energy, however, before long this rubbish fuel becomes no good for your car, and similarly processed food is no good for our bodies in the long run. For optimal health we need to be filling our bodies with nourishing foods.
The idea of high vibration food is nothing new! The ancient Greeks believed that good food bought ‘agapi’ – unconditional love. They took pride in their food and believed that it would heal them.
I believe that we should all connect with these ancient ideas and become mindful about our eating. We should look at our food, not just as fuel but as something that can heal and nourish our bodies. Eating the correct foods can often replenish and increase essential minerals and vitamins needed to prevent illness.
Learning From The Greeks
Recently it seems as though eating is sometimes used as a quick fix. I would often get the energy I needed just to stop my belly from rumbling, with little awareness of the food going in, the process it has taken to get to me or the environment in which I was eating.
I began to look at my own life and realised the many different roles food had to play. Sometimes I would use food as a special event, a way to celebrate and spend quality time with others, during this time I appreciate both the food and my environment. Whilst other times it would be a quick on the go snack to try and get some energy, with little attention to the process at all – fully detached and mindless.
The ancient Greeks would perform many rituals, songs and dances whilst preparing dishes. The food would often be blessed and prepared with love in order to infuse positive energies. Feeling inspired I decided to change the way I approached eating, these small changes are easy for anyone to make! I have decided to:
- Cook slowly and enjoy the process instead of rushing
- Be more aware of the ingredients going into the foods I’m eating
- Pause and give thanks to mother nature for the food I am eating (meat eaters may also find it beneficial to give thanks and gratitude for the life of the animal you are about to eat).
- Eat slowly and acknowledge each of my senses
- Focus on only eating and not multi-tasking
- Listen to my body and how certain foods make me feel
Linking high vibration food and mindful eating is a fantastic way to practice gratitude, appreciate your food, think about what you are eating and decide whether you are really fuelling your body. Begin by pouring positive energies into your foods and try to make a few small changes to help redefine your relationship with food.
” The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”
– B.K.S. Iyengar
High Vibration Food
A great way to start your mindful eating and nourish your body is by eating high vibration food. Below is a quick list to get you started.
- Fermented Foods
- Nuts and Seeds
- Herbal Tea
- Oils (Olive, Coconut, Flax, Sesame)
- Grains (Buckwheat, Brown Rice, Spelt)
- Raw Chocolate
- Himalayan Salt
- Dark Leafy Greens
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Low Vibration Food
Low vibration foods are often those that have been modified, highly processes and treated with chemical and pesticides. It is best to reduce meat intake and really look at the quality and ingredients of the foods you are eating.
- Sugar and Sweetners
- White Rice and Flour
- Genetically Modified Food
- Meat, Fish and Poultry
- Processed Food
- Frozen Food
- Oils (Canola, Margarine, Vegetable Oils)
- Animal Products (Milk, Yoghurt and Cheese)
- Deep Fried Foods
- Chlorine or Fluoride Treated Water
Let me know what type of high vibration foods you love in the comments below. I’m always looking for new ideas and great healthy recipes.
Have a wonderful day 🙂