Can Food Really Have Energy?

Can food have energy? So many questions about food in general like what to eat, how to eat it, and how much to eat that it can be very overwhelming and confusing. "Let Food Be Thy Medicine" says Hippocrates. Believe it or not, that saying that says you are what you eat is true. Our food becomes a part of us and who we are. Like it or not, your food becomes your thoughts, your skin, your everything! So can food really carry energy? Have you ever thought if food can impact your relationship to life? The answer is YES! Food carries energy and YES food can impact your relationship to life.

If you are feeling unfocused and want to feel more grounded in your life, try eating root vegetables, which grow in the ground and provide heartier, more sustainable energy than would eating a salad. If you are feeling tense and want to lighten up, try adding in more leafy greens, which grow up and outward toward the sun. These foods are cleansing and provide lighter energy for the body. It’s good to choose a balance of hearty and light foods, to maintain a delicate balance of focused, yet flexible energy.

 

Eating from your own garden or buying your produce from the local farmers’ market, will leave you feeling more connected to your home or local community. When you eat seasonal, locally grown produce, the body is more able to maintain balance from the inside out. It is beneficial to take advantage of cooling fruits and lighter greens in the summertime, when they are at their peak in harvest. At the same time, heartier vegetables, such as deeply rooted carrots and squashes, grow more abundantly in the wintertime, and are going to add to the warmth of the body. It’s good to maintain a balance of eating seasonally as well as locally, as much as possible, to stay in harmony with the natural order of things. In addition, cooking food on a gas stove is a lot more relaxing and health-supporting to the body than is microwaving your food, which destroys much of the nutrients, the molecular structure, and, therefore, much of the energy of the food.