Root Chakra Foods

Grounded. In the earth. Stabilized and secure. These vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods. Eating these whenever your first chakra is off balance is a good way to help move the energy in the muladhara chakra. 

Some examples of root vegetables include: potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, turmeric, Jerusalem artichokes, rutabagas, carrots, yuca, parsnips and ginger. That should get you going. 

They all have different benefits (ginger and turmeric with anti-inflammatory compounds and garlic and onions with their sulfuric compounds), but what they all have in common is slow-burning carbohydrates for sustained energy, fiber to regulate your blood sugar and digestive system, and high concentration of antioxidants and minerals because of their constant intermingling with soil. 

Most are in season fall through spring so these are the winter wonders that help you to feel grounded and warm during the airy, cold winter. When shopping for roots, choose those that are the hardest, and if they come with leaves, see that the stems are firm and bright.

Get ready, it's a recipe! 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

2. Peel 3 sweet potatoes and cut in to inch-thick rounds. 

3. Peel and chop a red onion.

3. Scatter potatoes and onions onto pan and drizzle with avocado oil, sea salt and pepper. 

4. Roast for 40 minutes and check every few minutes after so they won't burn.