Related to the thymus, Anahata helps control not only the immune system, but also the endocrine system, and creates T cells responsible for fending off disease and illness.
Through our Heart Center, we experience compassion, unconditional love, tenderness, and equilibrium. Here we balance all opposites of the psyche: mind and body, male and female, psyche and shadow, ego and True Self, engendering a deep sense of peace and centeredness.
On a spiritual level, Anahata governs devotion.
Naturally, feeding the Heart Chakra keeps us loving and loved!
*Green, Leafy Vegetables: lettuces, kale, spinach, seaweed, bitter greens
*Air Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, celery, summer & winter squash
*Fluids: Green teas
*Spices: parsley, cilantro, basil, sage, oregano
**Green Tea Ice Cream
Get a quart of nice vanilla ice cream, like Hagen Das or Ben & Jerry's, soften it a bit so that you can thoroughly stir in one teaspoon of Macha green tea powder, then pop it back into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Serve with honey or chocolate sauce! Awfully good, and your heart will thank you.
*from Dietary Guidelines For Nourishing Your Chakras