Whether you’re practicing intense Power yoga in the yoga retreat Bali 2019 or slowing it down with Hatha or Yin. A healthy diet is a key to gaining energy and focus which can help you improvise. It’s important that your diet is balanced and full of nutritious foods high in fiber, vitamins, healthy fats, and natural sugars to keep you satisfied and grounded.
Here are 6 exceptional foods to promote the yoga practice that will give you a boost without having you ousting off your mat.
1. Dark Leafy Greens
From kale to collards, mustard greens to arugula, dark leafy greens are brimming with vitamins C, E and K, iron, fiber and calcium, and so much more. You know yoga is good for the whole body, and adding more dark greens to your diet can help to boost those benefits even more. Try them in a salad, a smoothie or sautéed as a side dish.
2. Raw Cacao
What’s better than chocolate? The superfood raw cacao. The main ingredient in chocolate, raw cacao is packed with antioxidants to fight disease, flavonoids to reduce the risk of heart disease, and magnesium to support emotional health. Yoga has been found to aid people to live longer, peaceful lives, and it looks like eating raw cacao can help too.
They’re often described as the spring of youth for their anti-aging advantages. Lentils also have more folate than any other plant food. They’re also stacked with iron and protein to keep you invigorated throughout a demanding yoga practice. Try lentils in an Indian Daal dish full of warming spices to help keep you grounded when life becomes too much and even your practice could use a little help.
Yog guru’s love their veggies but from where does the protein come from? Tofu is the answer
We all know you can get it from grains and vegetables, but another great source is tofu. Tofu is considered a complete protein because it supplies the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own. For every dollop of tofu, this low-fat, low-sugar soy product provides an ample amount of protein.
5. Fresh fruit
Besides being fresh, delicious, and continually changing with the seasons, fresh fruits are generally high in fiber, antioxidants and more. They’re great for your health and they are a great way to fill hunger during the day. Gratitude to their essential sugar content, fresh fruit provides a boost of energy without the crash of processed sugars. Check out your local farmer’s market and have fun with all the fruits you can find.
6. Lemon and water
Put down the coffee and begin your day with lukewarm water with lemon. In addition, kick-starting your digestive system in a healthy way, warm lemon water helps to alkalize the body, which helps control the development and spread of disease. If you’re a follower of Power yoga that really operates the muscles, warm lemon water can also help keep the joints and muscles healthy.