If you’ve been lurking in the online spirituality space, you’ve probably heard of a “high vibration diet” before.
You probably thought to yourself, “great, another diet that I’m supposed to follow!” And honestly, I can’t say I blame you. There are so many diets out there:
It’s hard to keep up!
However, a high vibration diet doesn’t fall under any of these terms. It can’t be defined in one particular way — it’s a highly individual thing that varies from person to person.
In today’s post I’m going to explain what exactly it means to eat a high vibration diet and why it’s important for your physical and spiritual health.
I want to preface this by saying that I am NOT a licensed dietitian or medical practitioner, so take the recommendations I provide in this post with a grain of salt. I can only share my personal experiences and you should consult with a medical professional before making any dietary changes.
What is a high vibration diet?
As I’ve said countless times on this blog, everything in the universe is made of energy. The level that this energy vibrates at determines the health or overall feeling of an object or person — high vibrations are good, low vibrations are bad.
Following this philosophy, a high vibration diet is made of up foods that cause your being to vibrate at a high frequency. Simply put, a high vibration diet is one that makes you feel good body, mind, and soul.
This sounds easy, right? That’s because it is!
Why is it important?
Because everything is made of energy, everything that we bring into our lives influences our vibration. This includes the food we eat.
All humans have to eat, which means that our diet plays a huge part in our energetic health. By actively choosing to consume foods that raise our vibration, we are setting ourselves up for spiritual wellness. By providing ourselves with a solid energetic backbone through a high vibration diet, it is easier to raise our vibration in other aspects of our life. Food is the most basic form of fuel for our bodies. Think about it — If we aren’t adequately nourishing ourselves in the most basic way, how can we expect other forms of energetic healing to have a profound impact?
What foods are included in a high vibration diet?
Many websites and bloggers claim that a high vibration diet must exclude all processed foods and animal products, or that raw food is the only food that “truly” will raise your vibration. I have found this to be untrue in my personal experience.
A high vibration diet is one that provides your body with the nourishment it needs to function optimally. This varies from person to person, meaning that there isn’t a “one size fits all” answer for what a high vibe diet truly is. However, I do believe that the following points are key components of all high vibration diets:
- The foods provide a balanced amount of nutrients sufficient for your body’s function (like proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins, etc) from a variety of sources
- All allergies and intolerances are avoided
- The diet honors an individual’s body and ethics, making them feel the best they possibly can
Lets cover each of these points in depth.
Foods must provide balanced nutritional value and come from varied sources
I feel like this is a no-brainer. Our body needs a varied and nutritionally complete diet to thrive. If we are missing key components of a balanced diet, our body won’t be able to function at it’s maximum potential.
It is important to get these nutrients from a variety of sources, especially plants. If you exclude the sun (because we can’t eat it!), plants are the source of all the world’s nutrition. They are at the base of the food chain and provide every living thing with the energy it needs to provide.
Plant-based foods are important in a high vibe diet simply because consuming plants gives us the closest possible connection to the source of energy. Fruits, vegetables, and legumes allow us to get energy directly from the source.
Nutrition from meat and animal products is a step removed from the source, as the animal has already processed the plant’s high vibration energy. This means that meat and animal products are inherently lower vibration than plants are.
However, I do believe that animal products can be part of a high vibration diet. While I personally don’t eat meat, I do choose to consume dairy and other animal products.
I always am sure to practice gratitude and thank the animals that provided the food I am eating, which I feel helps to raise the vibration of the food. Additionally, I opt for organic and responsibly sourced animal products whenever possible. I believe that the animal’s quality of life is directly linked to the vibration of the food produced.
The key is to eat a variety of foods that nourish your body, whether they come from plant or animal sources.
All allergies and intolerances are avoided
Once again, I fee like this is a straightforward point. Eating foods that your body can’t process is an easy way to make yourself feel miserable and lower your vibration.
For example, I’m gluten intolerant. Any foods with gluten give me gastrointestinal pain, a rash, and a horrible migraine. Eating gluten is a fast-track for tanking my vibration, so I avoid it.
This isn’t about restricting certain foods because you believe that they’re bad for you. Instead, it is about listening to your body and how it responds to different foods.
An individual’s body and ethics are honored
I personally believe that intuitive eating ties in strongly with the concept of a high vibration diet. Intuitive eating is essentially listening to your body and reacting accordingly. Learning your hunger cues, listening to what your body wants to eat, and creating a respectful relationship with your body are all intuitive eating concepts related to a high vibration diet. You can read more about intuitive eating here.
An example of honoring my ethics is my decision to not eat mean. I am vegetarian for both ethical and environmental reasons. Not eating meat aligns with my moral values, which raises my vibrations. The guilt or discomfort I feel when eating meat lowers my vibration because the action doesn’t match with my personal convictions and what I believe is right. In contrast, eating meat might not greatly reduce the vibration of someone who doesn’t feel as strongly about the meat industry as I do.
I also don’t restrict my cravings. If I’ve had a really long day and want to have a chocolate bar or some chips, I’ll eat them. I know that I eat a nutritionally sound diet, so some processed food won’t hurt me. An all or nothing mentality surrounding processed food (which is technically low vibration) is harmful. The stress I would cause by either chastising myself for eating processed food or by forcing myself to not consume any at all would also lower my vibration, possibly more than simply honoring my craving and having the processed snack!
In choosing to listen to my body’s desires, I am actively raising my vibration.