People often ask me about healthy foods and drinks that are part of my daily and weekly life. It’s an important question, especially for empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs).
Food is the love of the body. Feed yourself well. I’m a huge proponent of simplicity, so no pressure for anything elaborate.
Here are some of my favorite superfoods for empaths. It’s nutritionally powerful and delicious as well, protective and stimulating for passionflower and HSPs.
But really, everyone will benefit from these super healthy foods and drinks. I will add that these superfoods for sympathizers are also great for athletes and for promoting gut health.
Here are eight superfoods that can help nourish and protect empaths and other sensitive people
1. Green tea
I swear, as I drink green tea, I feel this magical elixir that heals my body from the inside out. (I also love black tea.)
Now used in everything from face wash to muffins, green tea is ubiquitous, and for good reason. The active ingredient, EGCG, boosts metabolism, reduces inflammation, and contains tons of antioxidants.
Drink organic, loose leaf tea when possible.
Green tea acts as a protective ingredient for your aura. It strengthens your energy field so that it is less susceptible to intrusion and projections from others.
Believe me, I’ve been afraid of kale for a long time, even when I read about its powerful nutritional value over and over again. But it’s actually easy!
You can fry it in 10 minutes; bread slices for turnip chips, a tasty alternative to the fat-saturated type of potato; Or incorporate it into egg dishes, tofu and beans. There are almost every superfood on every menu you can find due to their high levels of vitamins C, A, K, folic acid, fiber and more.
Adding a food rich in vitamin C (such as lemon) enhances the absorption of nutrients.
Kale reinforces your limits, mostly from a physical point of view. It helps you say no when needed. It puts you in the present moment and helps you stay true to who you are.
Acidic outside and alkaline inside (more alkaline is believed to fight disease), and lemon makes everything better. In the morning, try sprinkling lemon in a glass of warm water to start your day with a gentle detox.
Add it to tea dishes, salads, fish and chicken, and you get a great dose of vitamin C and refreshments.
Lemon cleans your chakra system by helping to transfer energy through it. It opens stagnant chakras, resulting in a freer flow and thus expression, health, and balance.
Nuts are a great source of fiber, protein, and minerals, and they keep you feeling full. It’s super easy to carry on a busy afternoon.
Their fat is the good, heart-healthy kind. Just generally make sure not to take more than a few handfuls at a time.
Nuts put you in the ground, your body, and therefore your strength.
Crunchy and exotic, this gem from Asia boasts a large amount of iodine, a nutrient that Americans often lack. Iodine is essential for thyroid health, often a problem for women as they age, and it’s also important for fertility.
Ani Chun has a wide range of natural foods that include small packages of seaweed in flavors such as sesame and wasabi. Or better yet, get some natural seaweed pieces from the grocery store and add them to soups or rice.
Seaweed contributes to a more resilient mind, allowing stiffness to be eased and new perspectives to emerge.
Foul-smelling and medicinal, garlic has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Sometimes I eat a clove because I feel a cold coming on.
It adds huge (fat-free) flavor to just about anything. Just don’t forget to brush your teeth or grab a piece of mint gum afterwards in case you have a close conversation or business meeting.
Garlic removes and transforms negative energies. Its stinging protects your well-being in more ways than one.
Broccoli belongs to the group of cruciferous vegetables (which includes cauliflower and cabbage), and contains a large number of phytonutrients that are believed to kill stray cells before they become a problem. Even research indicates that Cruciferous vegetables can help treat existing cancer.
I know not everyone likes it well, but it’s worth trying later in life even if you hated it as a kid. You can treat it in several ways.
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Broccoli helps you take deeper breaths, which in turn promotes relaxation and a sense of calm, especially if you are feeling anxious or out of balance.
8. Organic coffee (mixed with healthy fats)
You’ve probably heard about the “bullet” coffee craze in recent years. I make my own version and it’s a healthy treat. I make hot organic coffee at Chemex, then add it to my Vitamix. Add a tablespoon or two each of organic coconut oil and organic ghee.
Sometimes, if I’m in the mood, I also add a little raw honey, cinnamon or almond milk. Then blend away!
The result is a rich, foamy delight. Fats make it easier to digest coffee, especially if you have a sensitive stomach or are empathetic.
Fat grinds coffee and I find my body absorbing it much more happily than regular coffee, which can cause jitters. It adds a boost of energy and brain power, too.
Stick to no more than 1 cup (maybe 2) of coffee per day as a sensitive soul.
This drink brings a sense of optimism and cheerfulness to your energy field. Eliminates lower vibrations of depression and heaviness.
Erin Moore is a health coach, intuitive therapist, and author of a forthcoming book on food and spirituality. More information about the holistic treatment is available on their website, center one.
This article was originally published on center one. Reprinted with permission from the author.