This is a guest post by Nadine
To make the most out of your yoga experience, you need to know what and what not to eat. Of course, it is essential to have an idea what foods you need to take before and after your yoga sessions because it plays a big role in your health.
Food and Yoga
Again, knowing the right foods to eat while engaging in yoga sessions allows you to get the most of its benefits. Consuming the right foods and the right amount at the right time to help you easily achieve your fitness and health goals. While health experts, yogis, and other practitioners of yoga have different views about eating before a session, busy people, who still want to practice yoga, are having a difficult time focusing because they feel hungry whenever they attend a yoga session.
To help you get through a yoga session with ease, there are things to remember about eating.
1. Scheduled food intake
The body requires a few hours to digest food properly. How long a body could digest food will greatly depend on the types of foods we consume.
2. No heavy meal
Try to consume light food that can be digested quickly and does not take a toll on the metabolism.
3. Small quantities
Eat small quantities of food before a session.
4. No to low GI, spicy, and junk foods
Avoid foods with excessive sugar and say NO to fizzy drinks.
5. No to acidic foods
Acidic foods can lead to heartburn.
6. No excessive intake of liquid
Plenty of juice or water can make you feel nauseous. Drink small amounts of water to stay hydrated.
7. No booze
No party, especially booze, the night before a yoga session. Alcohol produces a dehydrating effect on the body. A bad hangover is not very ideal before yoga.
Here is a list of foods to eat 1-2 hours before yoga:
It is full of minerals like potassium and magnesium. It is easy to digest and makes you feel full for some time. Avocados are also known to help reduce bad cholesterol.
These are cheap and rich in nutrients. It contains potassium and a good pre-workout snack.
3. Fruit Smoothies
It is the ideal workout food, especially those made at home. It provides nutrition and hydrates the body at the same time. Add in some organic coconut oil to get more power and energy.
An apple is an alkaline fruit and can counter acidity. It contains vitamin C, natural sugars, and lots of fiber.
Make some low or zero fat yogurt blended with fruits or oats so it can give you the energy you need.
It can give energy for the session. It contains vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy fats.
It tastes great and provides energy in the forms of natural sugars.
8. Dried Fruit and Nut Bar
As long as the calorie count does not exceed 300, an energy bar offers enough energy for a session.
Berries are rich in fibers, vitamins, and antioxidants.
It is easy to digest and rich in fibers.
With these foods, you will have enough energy and stay hydrated to last the whole session. Eat the right kinds of foods to get the best benefits from your daily yoga sessions.
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/what-should- you-eat- before-and- after-yoga/
http://thecompleteherbalguide.com/entries/digestive/10-reasons- use-coconut- oil-
Nadine is a wandering writer and blogger. She loves traveling and exploring new places,
and finding hole-in- the-wall dining places. As a wannabe cook, she loves discovering
new recipes and ingredients, like the versatile coconut oil (and yes, she uses it on just
about anything and everything). On lazy days, Nadine is spending time at the beach with
her fur-babies, Pepe and Pido.