Grounding is the process of connecting your energy and spirit to your physical body and the physical Earth. While the most traditional method of grounding usually involves meditation, that method doesn’t work for everyone all the time. Thankfully, there are other ways to ground yourself and connect to the Earth that don’t require a regular meditation practice.
Intentionally choosing the foods and drink we consume, and creating a diet based in earth-centered, wholesome foods easily helps bring us to a state of grounding.
Being grounded has so many benefits, including allowing you to feel more clear headed, less foggy, more certain of your life and decisions, less anxious, and less irritated by minor issues.
If meditation isn’t working for you, and you need to find a way to easily ground that fits into your schedule, consider this list of 12 foods on your next stop at the store!
12 Foods for Feeling Grounded
1. Salt and Minerals of the Earth
This includes foods with high salt content and high in other natural mineral sources, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium
2. Almonds and Tree Nuts
Almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and brazil nuts are all great examples
3. Fresh Greens Growing Close to the Ground
The darker the better - think spinach, kale, collard greens, and swiss chard
4. Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, carrots, and regular ol’ potatoes count here
5. Raw Chocolate
The higher the cacao content, the more grounding the chocolate
Cultivated for centuries as the sustenance of many societies, squash is the ultimate earthing food
7. Beans and Legumes
Black beans, lentils, and soybeans are some great options to help you get connected with the soil
8. Minimally Processed Grains
Including options like wild rice, quinoa, and steel cut oats
9. Fruit and Vegetable Juices with Pulp
Store bought or juicer/blender made both work. Consider coconut water, orange juice, aloe vera juice with pulp and any and all juicing creations in which you leave some pulp behind
Blueberries and acai berries are fantastic little bursts of grounding energy. Get some covered in chocolate and you’ve got a tasty combination in an ultimate grounding food
Intentionally, eco-minded roasted coffee beans are especially potent in helping you stay connected
12. Teas and Herbs
Most teas and herbs are grounding, but the most grounding are root based, red in color, or specific blends for healing the root chakra.
With this list of 12 food and drink items, you can get and stay grounded in the easiest way possible simply by integrating some of the items from the list into your daily life.
Grounding has never been easier!
LAST UPDATED: January 20, 2016