10 Foods to Eat On A Yoga Diet Before You Meditate Your Way To Nirvana

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Are you planning to celebrate World Yoga Day on the 21st of June? If you are, then a yoga mat and some cute yoga pants aren’t the only essentials needed to become a yoga master. As with everything else, you need to make sure you’re eating the right foods before you attempt to contort your body into various positions. Munch on these before starting your stretches and nirvana will be closer than you think! 

1) Beetroots

beets

Beetroots help blood vessels dilate, which increases their efficiency and therefore the oxygen supply to your muscles. Bend away! 

2) Almonds

Almonds

Almonds are both light and contain energy boosting Vitamin E, magnesium and potassium which will increase your stamina levels. 

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3) Apples

apples

An apple a day will keep the doctor away and send nirvana your way! They contain antioxidants which improve endurance. 

4) Sweet Potatoes 

sweetpotatoes

These have a high carbohydrate count which will give you the energy levels needed for a long work out. Try this sweet potato salad recipe

5) Pears

pears

Pears are high on fibre, and will keep hunger pangs away during your exercises. 

6) Raisins 

raisins

Raisins are packed with natural sugar that will give you the energy boost to attempt that downward dog. 

7) Quinoa

 quinoa

Quinoa has been accepted by health conscious eaters worldwide as a super food. It’s packed with carbohydrates and magnesium, which helps with metabolism. Try this Mexican quinoa recipe

8) Greek yogurt

greek

Plain Greek yogurt will give you an extra energy boost because of the lactose (which is a natural sugar) that it contains. 

9) Watermelon 

watermelon

Gobble up a slice of watermelon pre workout and you’ll stay hydrated all through your various poses! 

10) Lentils 

lentils

Lentils are packed with iron, which improves athletic performance. 

 

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