What are high vibration foods?
What does it mean for foods to be ‘high vibration’? The vibration of food is not the addition of anything extra — it is quite simply the life force energy within the food! Those foods which are filled with positive life force energy are what we know to be high vibration foods. The quality of your food, like organic fruits and vegetables, or heirloom grains, its original source, if it is grown and sourced locally, and the intention you hold in your heart while using it to create your meal all contribute to the vibration.
Consuming high-vibration food constitutes a change in one's lifestyle rather than a temporary diet. Think of it like going vegan - you wouldn't just go vegan and then quit after a couple of weeks; it's a change you make conscientiously to continue eating in that manner unless it begins to negatively affect your mental or physical wellbeing.
Here’s the difference between every other way of eating and the high vibration lifestyle - there is absolutely no restriction of food groups! The simplicity of this lifestyle lies in its singular directive - to favor foods that are whole and unprocessed. It places the most importance on consuming organic fruit and vegetables; fiber-rich whole grains and legumes; healthy fats from seeds, nuts, and cold-pressed oils; and protein from humanely-reared, grass-fed livestock. The only things you have to steer clear of are processed foods, like junk food; refined sugar and inorganic oils; and foods that have been genetically modified.
Apart from simply being known as high vibration foods, the lifestyle undertaken when eating this way is also commonly known as the yogi diet, Starseed diet, or angel diet.
How does food impact our energy?
As human beings, we are all made up of pure energy. It nourishes our being. To receive the energy we need to thrive, there’s so much we can do, like eating high vibration food, spending time in nature, or exercises for the body and spirit - like yoga and meditation.
Have you ever observed your hunger levels when you’re spending the day outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine? You will likely feel substantially less hungry and full of cravings as you would if you were to spend the same amount of time cooped up indoors in front of a TV or cellphone. The reason for this is simple; when you spend time in nature, you are actively absorbing prana, or life force energy, from your surroundings and so you require less energy to come from the food you consume. However, if you’re spending that day indoors around technology, your energy is being depleted with nothing to replenish it, so you use food to make up for the lack of prana.
The energy within everything you eat is absorbed into your being, which is why it's so important to consume food of high quality. After all, the type of energy you absorb directly affects your vibration level and even your health. Imagine how you feel after eating a big meal filled with leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables. It’s almost as if you feel immediately healthier! A meal like this will heal your digestive tract, and raise your vibration. Vegetables born from within the earth, on the other hand — like carrots, potatoes, and beetroots — allow us to absorb more grounding energy. They make us feel calmer and steadier, establishing a firmer connection to the earth surrounding us.
This isn’t all nonsensical though, junk food is so overly processed and rife with added chemicals and preservatives that it barely provides any nutritional content when we consume it. The lack of nutrients does not allow your body to function in an optimized manner, leaving you feeling sluggish with lowered energy vibration levels. When you feed your body food containing the nutrients it needs, those levels rise!
What are the effects of processed food?
Some foods and beverages have been processed to such an extent that they end up with most of their natural energy and nutrients being depleted, therefore resulting in low vibrations. These foods are incredibly common in most households - foods such as white bread, canned foods, processed cheese, energy drinks filled with preservatives, and fried, fast food.
Everyone’s bodies react differently to overly processed food items, refined sugar, and junk food. This is dependent on the strength of their inherent filtration system, which includes the liver, intestines, and lymphatic system amongst a range of other physiological processes. It’s possible that if your filtration system is not strong enough, you could develop some nasty symptoms. The unpleasant effects range from a flushed face and stomach upset to a full-blown allergic reaction wherein you may experience a sore throat, itchy skin, and a swollen face.
Keeping this in mind, it is incredibly important to avoid these kinds of foods whenever possible, as they cannot provide you with the nutrients, energy, and vibrations you need. Make a conscientious effort to replace them with organic, chemical-free, healthier alternatives which will do much more for your body’s health and your vibration levels.
High vibration foods
- Leafy green vegetables
Leafy greens spend their days with their leaves spread out basking under the sun. This means they’re packed full of high vibration energy. By eating vegetables like lettuce, kale, spinach, and rocket, you’re getting as close as possible to eating plain vibration, with the added bonus of how yummy they are!
- Fresh berries
Any kind of fruit when consumed fresh will increase your vibration levels, but fresh berries are in a league of their own! Berries are often quite tart because they are so low in naturally occurring sugar; this is incredibly helpful for those of us who are aiming to balance our blood sugar levels. They are also rich in antioxidants, which does wonders for the immune system, fighting off any possible illnesses, and decreases swelling and inflammation.
- Beans and legumes
These fiber-rich foods are so tightly packed with nutrients, they can’t help but be high vibration! With huge amounts of protein and carbohydrates, as well as vitamin B and iron, these foods are essential for this way of eating.
- Sprouted grains, beans, and seeds
Nearly every grain, bean, and seed in existence can be sprouted if you put enough time and care into it. The reward will be well worth the effort of seeing how sprouts have so much protein packed into such a tiny package. More than a third of the nutrients in sprouts is just protein! Sprouting has the additional bonus of nullifying the phytic acid within the grains, which means that the phytic acid - whose job is to block your body from accessing the nutrients - can not do its job, and you get to soak up all those nutrients!
As far back as humanity remembers, spices have been used as a natural, exciting way to flavor food and raise their vibration. It has been proven that spices like cayenne pepper, turmeric, and garlic impart incredible health benefits, aiding in everything from digestion to arthritis.
- Fresh herbs
Fresh herbs play a more important role than simply flavoring our food, though that in itself is important. When we enjoy the food we are eating, our enjoyment raises our vibrations. Apart from this, the vast majority of herbs possess the capacity to heal our digestive system. Many common herbs aid in detoxification and provide necessary antioxidants. With all these great reasons, get creative with herbs next time you’re in the kitchen!
In their uncooked and unsalted state, nuts are pretty much the ideal high vibration snack. They are a brilliant way to up your protein and fiber intake, while also feeding your brain those essential omega 3’s and other healthy fats. Try having a bowl of raw nuts as a pre or post-workout snack!
- Himalayan salt
Raw Himalayan salt or any other kind of raw salts like pink salt or unprocessed salt will do wonders for your energy vibration levels. Natural sea salt is also packed with energy and nutrients to keep you going through the day!
- Fermented foods
As we as a society become more educated about the importance of the health of our digestive area, it is imperative to seek out foods that benefit us. Our stomach houses an expansive bacteria ecosystem that needs to be kept in balance to avoid the unpleasant side effects. An imbalanced stomach can cause allergies, joint pain, and depression; so we need to pay close attention to our digestive area. Luckily, some delicious foods just happen to be fermented! You probably know all about kimchi, a spicy Korean side dish made with fermented vegetables and sauerkraut, the notoriously pungent German fermented-cabbage, but if you haven’t given kombucha a try, you and your gut are missing out! Kombucha is a delicious, slightly fizzy, fermented tea drink rich in probiotics and antioxidants which is a double whammy of goodness for your stomach. These fermented goodies are full of friendly bacteria that can help neutralize imbalances in your stomach.
This tip is simple, but it's a big one! Sixty percent of the human body is water, and about seventy-one percent of Earth too! Fresh, filtered water is arguably the best source of energy vibration, helping to keep you grounded on this beautiful planet. There is so much evidence to show just how important water is for our bodies, keeping us hydrated and full of energy, and helping our skin clear of any imperfections. To know how many ounces of water you should be drinking, divide your weight in pounds by two, and the result is roughly how many ounces of water you should be drinking every single day!
If you need a quick cheat sheet to help you stay on track with foods that aren’t included above, here’s a quick list of high vibration foods at a glance that you can use to simplify things!
- Any organic foods
- Locally sourced, fresh fruit and veggies acquired when they are in season
- Medicinal herbs like ashwagandha
- Organic herbs and spices which are free from GMO’s
- Healthy fats from unrefined oils like coconut or olive oils
- Seeds and nuts, like flax and cashews
- Nori seaweed and blue-green algae
- Fungi; all different kinds of mushrooms
- Fibrous whole grains, like brown rice, oats, and spelt
- Whole-grain and sourdough bread
- Sustainably sourced, raw chocolate
- Unrefined, raw honey
- green and herbal tea
It’s not all about what you are eating though, it's also about how! High vibration food is also affected by the way they are cooked. Some great ways to prepare your high vibration ingredients is by;
- Eating them raw
- Steaming them with filtered water
- Baking them with unrefined oils
- Roasting them with healthy fats
- Grilling them without excessive char
- Fermenting them with proper storage
- Dehydrating them over a long period
- Sprouting them
Apart from choosing and cooking with exclusively high vibration foods and ingredients, there has to be something else you can do to raise vibrations at mealtimes, right? Well, there is! Whether you’re traveling, or just going to dinner with a friend, there’s no need to worry if you don’t have access to the highest vibration ingredients and meals. By being mindful of your intention and attitude while eating your meal, you will be able to realign the vibration of your meal, affirming its intention to nourish and energize your body in a way that satiates your mind, body, and soul. Channel your gratitude towards anything you eat, and the effect of your indiscriminate, positive mindset towards that food you are so privileged to have access to, will doubtlessly inundate it with high energy vibration. With this in mind, feel free to go ahead and live your life doing things that bring you joy - that joy will impact all that surrounds you!