International Yoga Day: These 10 foods will improve your yoga practice

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Fruits rich in Potassium is considered good food for gym goers and for those who practice yoga
Fruits rich in Potassium is considered good food for gym goers and for those who practice yoga

New Delhi : Be it a relaxing ‘Hatha Yoga’ or the painstaking ‘Power Yoga’, every form of yoga practice demands adequate energy. Experts say that eating quality foods can support your yoga practice for longer time period. They also suggest that there are certain types of food which can help increase your concentration skills required in the yoga session. If you want to enjoy the benefits of Yoga then, you need to include these 10 essential foods which will boost your yoga practice and make it a satisfying session every day. 

Raisins: As per yoga instructors, raisins are a rich source of natural sugar that provide instant energy if consumed 20 minutes before the yoga session.

Bananas: The kind of fruit is rich in Potassium and is considered good food for gym goers and for those who practice yoga. The combination of potassium and sodium helps keep the body hydrated, as you sweat a lot during rigorous yoga postures and stretches.

Pears: It’s an ideal pre-yoga snack. Fruits with low acidity level like pears make for a smart selection. Pears are high in fibre and that keeps you satisfied until the next meal.

Quinoa: This food will boost up your concentration level which is required during yoga practice. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, iron and vitamin B2 that boost the concentration level.

Berries: It is rich in antioxidants and fibre which helps to fight against diseases. This bright colour fruit contains natural sugar which balances the sugar level in the blood during the yoga session.

Melon: This fruit is rich in water content and is also low in acid that keeps the body hydrated and energized during intense Yoga steps.

Greek Yogurt: If you are not allergic to lactose, then prefer slurping a bit of dairy before yoga session which makes its way healthier. Consider Greek yogurt as a pre-yoga protein-rich snack that is rich in lactose, a naturally occurring sugar that gives energy for longer duration

Raw Cacao: You can start your Yoga day by having a bite of Chocolate. It contains raw cacao that is packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and magnesium that help fight viral diseases and keep the heart at ease during the painstaking yoga postures.

Almonds: If you feel like running short of energy while performing Naukasana (the boat pose) or get exhausted after Surya Namaskaras, you should have a good dose of vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium before set yourself in the yoga mat. Grab a handful of almonds before the class starts to make each session a best one.

Practice Yoga every day, stay healthy everyday!