Are you something of a yoga buff yourself? If so, here are some foods you should include in your diet to make the most out of your health and fitness journey.
Foods To Include In Your Yoga Diet
Living in this world’s new normal means that we must now rely on being physically and mentally strong in order to survive. One practice that can help us achieve such is yoga. Having the power to “heal” physical and mental issues that may hinder us from functioning properly, yoga is a group of mental, spiritual and physical practices and disciplines that originated in ancient India. It has been practiced for millions of years.
However, yoga can’t do everything. And even if it helps you with your physical and mental health, it still doesn’t have the capacity to dissect your food into proteins, carbohydrates and fats, nor does it know what to do with them. That’s all up to your body. However, in order to do so, you need to first feed it a healthy diet that will complement your yoga routine.
As such, here are four food items that you should be including in your yoga diet:
- Tea and Coffee – Able to help in weight management, regulate metabolism and calm you down (especially tea), both beverages should be consumed moderately as part of your yoga diet. For those who enjoy coffee, green coffee is a better choice since it has three times the antioxidants and boosted immunity of regular coffee.
- Dill Leaves – These green foods not only help boost your immunity but are also good stress busters. Dill leaves are especially helpful to women because they also regulate and stimulate menstrual flow. It is also known to help with the menstrual pain experienced by young girls.
- Amla – Also known as the Indian gooseberry, amlas contain the highest vitamin C content among the citrus fruits, which aids in improving your body’s immunity.
- Cauliflower Stem – Often neglected, cauliflower stems are very nutritious and are high in fiber, vitamin C and calcium.