Feeling hungry? Or more specifically feeling hungry for more intuitive clarity? Or perhaps looking to ignite your imagination? Well then it’s time to fee your third-eye. Eating for this chakra (Anja in Sanskrit) means eating brain food. A healthy third eye chakra will create the path of internal visions and dreams, a heightened intuition with the realization of spiritual guidance and inspiration.
The color for this chakra is indigo and eating most foods of this color will help clear blockages and support its function, such as purple potatoes, purple grapes, berries, purple carrots as well as chocolate! Ok, I know it’s not indigo in color but chocolate is a powerful brain food with health benefits that will make your third eye shine…check out reasons below.
Blueberries and Blackberries
Most of the power found in these little berries come from it’s deep rich color. That deep-blue hue is a by-product of flavonoids — natural compounds that protect the brain’s memory-carrying cells (neurons) from the damaging effects of oxidation and inflammation. Since blueberries are one of the best sources of flavonoids you can find, it’s no surprise that this superfood has been shown to help preserve memory function. Both blueberries and blackberries have a high water content helping to keep you, your cells and skin hydrated.
Chocolate is one of the most powerful foods for the third eye chakra – its vibration replenishes and stimulates this center, and it does so in a number of ways. Dark chocolate contains caffeine which stimulates the brain and thinking, enabling us to focus on a task at hand better. It also contains antioxidants known as flavonoids which help to open us the blood vessels. We may even become more relaxed and lower our blood pressure as a result of this effect. Aside from its physiological effects, it can certainly alter our psychology – our mood, as it contains several constituents that act as stimulants or that give us the comforting “I’m in love” feeling. Try having a small square of dark chocolate in the late afternoon to help your brain to revive from thinking all day long and to help your mood sink into one of relaxation and bliss!
Potatoes with the darkest colors have more than four times the antioxidant potential than other potatoes. Purple spuds score as high as Brussels sprouts, kale or spinach on the antioxidant power scale. These potatoes are also a good source of complex carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C, folic acid and iron.