10 Best Foods to Eat Before Your Yoga Practice
‘Eating for your yoga’ is a phrase we hear often these days, but many of us do not necessarily know how to put it into practice in a ‘normal’ diet. Here is a list of ten foods to enhance your yoga practice that focuses on things like fiber, protein and bone health and are relatively easy to incorporate into your eating routine.
Most people associate this tiny superfood with the grassy pets that graced many a kitchen counter or desktop through the 90s. Little do they know chia is a powerhouse of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, magnesium and more calcium than a glass of milk! In yoga body terms this means reduced inflammation of hardworking muscles, regulated bowel function, strong bones and a healthy heart. These tiny seeds make great additions to smoothies, salads or stir frys because you barely notice them. When wet they get a gelatinous, slimy texture that needs thorough blending but is great for pulling waste through the digestive tract. I like to make chia seed pudding, usually with some almond milk, banana and cinnamon – top it with your favorite nut and some antioxidant-rich berries and you’ve got a power breakfast!