While exercise and mediation is one of the best things you can do, not only for body, but also your mind and soul, changing the way you eat can also have a massive impact on your mind set and state of living. The food that you put in your body can have a big impact on how you act and think. In addition, many religions and cultures believe that certain foods have spiritual power with certain herbs and plants even scientifically proven to stimulate certain parts of the brain.
Food is a powerful medicine and when it comes to our soul, just as much of this lies in what we put in as what we leave out. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best foods to add to your diet to improve your spiritual wellbeing:
Rich dairy products made with full cream milk are often associated with love and give us a warm feeling in our soul. That is one of the reasons why we love nothing more than indulging in a tub of ice-cream or feasting on chocolate when we are feeling sad. After all our mother’s milk was the first food we feasted on out of the whom and rich, sugary, milky products are thus often associated with unconditional love.
An abundance of corn is a symbol of success and eating corn and yellow foods help us to feel intelligent and successful.
Corn is also a food that keeps you feeling full for an extended period of time, keeping your sugar levels consistent and calm as your body takes time to digest corn. As a result you feel more relaxed and in control with a corn-rich diet. Other yellow foods, such as sweet potato and pumpkin, have a similar effect.
Blueberries and strawberries make you feel alive and are a great way to stimulate your passionate side. They are also said to be symbols of honesty and integrity. As a food that is high in vitamins, berries can help to relive stress while providing a healthy alternative to sweets when those sugar cravings hit.
As berries also have a high water content they also don’t lead to those feelings of depression and self-loathing one gets when indulging in fatty foods, and can in fact help when looking to loose weight. The antioxidants in berries will also leave your body feeling and performing better, assisting with memory loss and even eyesight.
Spinach and other green leafy vegetables help with the development of serotonin. Without serotonin we are left feeling tired, anxious and depressed. We can also experience difficulty sleeping.
Along with leaving mind, body and soul feeling rejuvenated, green leafy vegetables like spinach are also full of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, antioxidants, zinc and fibre, all of which are great for body and guaranteed to leave you feeling healthier inside and out. Green foods can also leave you feeling loveable and like you are deserving of healthy relationships.