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  • Linnette Johnson

How does food affect your mood?

Did you know that food has vibrations that allow it to create change in our bodies on a cellular level? Food that is alive and from the earth will energize and invigorate you, while processed, pre-packaged foods can leave us feeling lethargic and uninspired, like a light that has fizzled out. It makes sense as we all have biochemical aspects that make us unique individuals. So why shouldn't this include the foods we eat?

Dark green leafy vegetables are full of chlorophyll, basically liquid sunshine. The substance in plants allows them to absorb light from the sun and convert it into usable energy. When we consume raw dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and Swiss chard, we fill our body with the equivalent of the plant’s lifeblood – the thing that allows a seed to flourish and take form.

Chemically, the blood of the plant, chlorophyll, is very similar to our blood and, when consumed, helps us oxygenate and breathe life into every cell. Pretty cool, huh? Chlorophyll is also highly cleansing and detoxifying.

Here are some other high-vibrational foods for you to try:

1. Try apples, pears, bananas, coconuts, avocados, nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, oranges, lemons, limes, mangos, pomegranates, blueberries, cherries, and olives.

2. Non-green veggies- Examples are below...

  • Red/orange/yellow/purple bell peppers

  • Red/yellow/orange/purple tomatoes

  • White/yellow/red onions

  • Red/orange chili peppers

  • Red/purple cabbage

  • White/purple cauliflower

  • Purple kohlrabi

  • Radishes

  • Turnips

  • Mushrooms

  • Yellow squash

  • Eggplant

  • Artichokes

  • Purple asparagus

3. Raw Cacao – chocolate in its pure form has over 1,200 phytonutrients. It contains nutrients like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese. It also contains phenylethylamine, which is feel-good, and theobromine, which dilates the cardiovascular system to allow all the benefits. Cacao is also high in protein and fiber, helping you feel full while providing energy. Do not mistake cacao for cocoa. It is not going to taste like your favorite chocolate bar. While it is similar in flavor to dark chocolate, it isn't enjoyable and does not have a sweet taste. It is often used as a powdered drink, being added to tea.

4. Goji Berries – packed with antioxidants, which can help minimize free radical damage to our cells. Even a small serving of this fruit is loaded with fiber, iron, and vitamins A and C

5. Cultured and Fermented Foods –a great source of probiotics, which will help your digestion stay on track. Don't forget the prebiotics when increasing one's probiotics (living organisms), as they need to also be fed to thrive. Examples of probiotics are below...

  • Sauerkraut

  • Kimchi

  • Miso

  • Kombucha

  • Kefir

  • Yogurt

6. Sprouts are an excellent source of nutrients while being low in calories. While sprouts differ in nutrient value based on type, all sprouts are rich in folate, protein, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, and vitamins C and K.

7. Bone broth is rich in collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin and helps support our bone, joint, and skin health. Bone broth provides the body abundant vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals. A highly nutritious high, vibration food.

8. Pineapple contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and other beneficial compounds that help improve your overall well-being and raise your vibration. Having an abundance of Vitamin C, manganese, and other essential vitamins and minerals, pineapple will boost your immune system and supercharge your metabolism. Bromelain, the unique enzyme found only in pineapple, aids digestion and assists the body in breaking down and absorbing protein found in other foods.

Pineapple also boasts a robust antioxidant profile and is especially rich in flavonoids and phenolic acids. These antioxidants reduce free radical damage in the body, slowing signs of aging and reducing inflammation.

9. Cold Press Oils- Avocado, sesame, coconut, flax, and olive oil can all be purchased as cold-pressed oils. This is important because the heating process can reduce the number of present antioxidants. Most cold-pressed oils contain vitamin E, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. These oils also contain healthy fatty acids and may raise good cholesterol levels. These oils are best drizzled over food after it is cooked instead of heating the food in the oil. This helps to maintain healthy properties and keeps them rich in flavor.

10. Green and white teas contain antioxidants to help maintain excellent health and raise your vibration. They are known for boosting cardiovascular health and lowering bad cholesterol. They even help prevent the breakdown of elastin and collagen. Some believe that this helps slow down the aging of the skin. Tea also helps to fight inflammation. White tea and green tea can be mixed for a unique flavor. Some people will also use powdered tea to flavor smoothies or yogurt.

11. Legumes are famous for high vibrational diets because they are one of the best plant-based protein sources. Animal-based protein lowers our vibration, but plant-based protein elevates our vibration. The most common legumes are peas, lentils, beans, soybeans, chickpeas, and peanuts. These can be prepared in many different ways and incorporated into many dishes. There is controversy surrounding legumes because they contain antinutrients that can interfere with your body absorbing other nutrients. Soaking or boiling the legumes will reduce the level of anti-nutrients so they can be a healthy part of your diet.

12. Bananas have proven beneficial for heart health, weight loss, and digestion. Bananas are excellent for raising your frequency. Bananas are nutrient-rich and contain a lot of fiber and antioxidants for minimal calories. Potassium and magnesium are both found in bananas and are essential to heart health. The fiber lends to you feeling full faster, and they rank low on the glycemic index. Bananas are easy to add to your diet. You can eat them alone, but they also create an excellent base for a smoothie and serve as a thickening agent.

There are also dates, seeds, nuts, garlic, plus- spices, turmeric, and cinnamon that all fall into the invigorating foods and anti-inflammatory components and so much more.

I firmly believe in the old saying, “You are what you eat.”

Don’t just take my word for it. Experiment and see how you feel after eating certain foods. This isn't about restriction or going against the Intuitive Eating principles but to show you that foods do and can affect how we feel, from mood to fatigue and beyond.

Don’t you think it’s time to rock your body and mind with fresh and fabulous food?

By eating food that vibrates at a higher frequency, we increase our life-force energy and feel more radiant inside and out.


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