A healthy diet is key to have both the energy and the focus to complete your yoga practice no matter what type of yoga you follow. A healthy diet is the one that balance between different type of nutrients including fiber, vitamins, healthy fats, and natural sugars to keep you satisfied and grounded.
Below are the top great foods that we recommend for you which boost your energy.
1. Dark Leafy Green
This type of food are full of vitamins C, E and K, iron, fiber and calcium, etc. which you can find in kale, collards, mustard greens, arugula, etc. Adding green to your diet bring more vitamins to your body which boost the benefits of yoga practice as well. We recommend to put dark leafy greens in a salad, a smoothie or sautéed as a side dish.
2. Raw Cacao
Raw cacao is the main ingredient in chocolate, packed with antioxidants to fight disease, flavonoids which help reduce the risk of heart disease, and magnesium which support emotional health. Raw cacao combine with frequently practicing yoga has been found to help people live longer, happier lives.
Quinoa has been around for thousands of years which provide both energy and concentration for yogis during their practice. Quinoa contains nine essential amino acids, iron which is good for blood, vitamin B2 to help with producing energy in cells, and magnesium for controlling the level of sugar in blood. Quinoa can be eaten as a replace of grain like rice in everyday meal, or in a breakfast instead of oatmeal.
Berries are high in disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber to help control hunger and the natural sugar in berries will help you get through your practice without crashing like high-sugar snacks. Berries can be eaten raw as a snack or a wonderful addition to your smoothie.