Fruits and vegetablesGrief is a process.  It can feel like a black hole that is nearly impossible to climb out of, but if we can take one little step at a time and move through it, we are supported by our activities and buoyed up to a place of peace.

These 11 foods for Grief are recommended by Guru Terath Kaur Khalsa in her book Dying into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation.  For more information on how they work or specific suggestions, see the book!

1. High-quality vegetarian protein

Think legumes, coconuts, and nuts.  These light proteins will help pull your energy up.

2. Stop smoking

It’s not really a food, but it’s worth mentioning anyhow.  Smoking clogs your third-eye and clouds your aura.

3. Avoid saturated fats

Saturated fats lead to poor blood circulation in the brain, which leads to depression.

4. Avoid caffeine and sugar

These weaken the adrenals and nervous system.  Acidifying the blood, they make you more irritable.

5. Tryptophan-rich foods

They contain serotonin, which helps regulate your moods.  Try bananas, figs and dates.

6. Raw fruit and vegetables

Fresh produce strengthens the organs and the brain.

7. Drink lots of fresh vegetable juice

Strengthens the nervous system.

8. Get your vitamins

Get biotin, folic acid, and B vitamins into your diet.  Magnesium and potassium also help.

9. Drink lots of water

Hydration helps soothe the nervous system.

10. Dates

Easy to digest, dates bring quality energy to the body.

11. Drink yogi tea

Great for the nervous system.

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