How Food Affects 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, dead food will leave you feeling lethargic and uninspired, like a light that has fizzled out.  

Makes sense doesn’t it? 

Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and my current favorites, chard and dandelion greens, are full of chlorophyll, which is basically liquid sunshine. Chlorophyll is the substance in plants that allows it 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 are filling our bodies with the equivalent of the plant’s life blood – the very 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, it helps us to oxygenate and breathe life into every cell.  Pretty cool, huh? Chlorophyll is also extremely cleansing and detoxifying. 

In addition to eating dark, leafy greens, you can consume chlorophyll as a supplement, by adding a capful to a glass of water, or even your smoothie.

You can also take spirulina and chlorella which are superfoods derived from algae. They are fantastic sources of chlorophyll, and also protein having all of the essential amino acids. This makes it a go-to source for fueling workouts and aiding in recovery for many athletes. These foods do not spike your blood sugar and keep your body alkalized, which is vital for repairing and rebuilding your body after a tough workout.

Other high vibrational foods for you to try are:

  1. Tree Fruits: apples, pears, bananas, coconuts, avocados, nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, oranges, lemons, limes, mangos, pomegranates, blueberries, cherries, and olives.
  2. Non-green veggies
  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 are the feel good characteristics, and theobromine which dilates the cardiovascular system to allow all the benefits to come in.
  4. Goji Berries: packed with antioxidants, which can help minimize free radical damage to our cells.
  5. Cultured and Fermented Foods: a great source of probiotics, which will help your digestion stay on track.

Junk food always leaves me feeling foggy, tired and bloated. Rich, living, nutrient-dense food leave me with a much happier mind and body.  

But don’t just take my word for it.  We’ve all tried the "junk in, junk out" experiment. Don’t you think it’s time to treat your body and mind with some fresh and fabulous food? By eating food that vibrates at a higher frequency, you increase your life-force energy and feel more radiant inside and out!

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Naomi Nakamura is a certified Holistic Health Coach who takes a holistic approach through functional nutrition. Through her weekly show, The Live FAB Live Podcast, coaching programs, and safer skincare solutions, she helps people with acne and other chronic skin issues clear up their skin by teaching them where food meets physiology and how food, gut health, stress, and toxins are intricately connected to the health and appearance of our skin. Naomi resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and can often be found romping around the city with her puppy girl, Coco Pop! Connect with Naomi at: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest.