5 foods you can eat before Yoga



It is not a very good idea to do yoga asanas on a full stomach. There are certain yoga poses that helps you release toxins from your body and eating the wrong food before you perform yoga can cause harm. We have listed some foods that are best to eat at least 30 minutes to an hour before you start with your yoga sessions. These foods are easy to digest and it allows you to sustain your energy levels through your exercise period.

1. Bananas

Bananas are a fruit that is known to contain lots of fiber and it helps to keep you feeling full and also helps to regulate the speed at which sugar gets released into your blood when you are performing yoga. Bananas are known to be a low glycemic fruit. So it won’t make a major difference to the blood sugar levels. It will pump just enough sugar into your system that will keep you going on in the yoga class. Bananas are known to be rich in potassium and sodium that keeps you hydrated as you work out. The magnesium in the fruit helps to prevent any potential muscle cramps that may occur during an extensive work out.

2. Almonds

Almonds are a perfect health food. It is a known fact that almonds are one of the perfect choices as an energy food. A fistful of raw and unsalted almonds (that have not been soaked) is a recommended yoga pre-snack that helps to keep hunger pangs at bay. Raw and unsalted almonds are easy to digest and contain the right balance of protein and healthy fat that helps to give your energy levels a boost during your yoga session.  Almonds are known to contain fiber, energy boosting vitamin B2 and antioxidant vitamin E that helps to sustain the energy levels.

3. Oats

Oats are one of the recommended energy foods. A small portion of oats (roughly 5-6 tbsp) is a great way to sustain your energy levels during your yoga classes. It is important to note that yoga is a slow digesting complex carbohydrate that will not allow you to feel hungry for a long time. Oats are full of fiber and eating this power packed food before a work out can help to stabilize the blood sugar levels during your workout. They also contain magnesium that helps to keep your bones healthy.

4. The Dates Energy Snack

Have you tried out this super awesome recipe that is one of the most read posts on our blog? This awesome energy sack is a great way to keep you feeling satiated throughout your work out. This easy to make energy sack is packed with protein and fiber to give you the required energy levels throughout your yoga session. The sugar is the dates energy snack will release slowly and keep your energy levels high throughout the workout session.

5. Blend a simple smoothie  

Blend a simple green smoothie to get a quick boost of energy before you head for your yoga session. This simple 3 ingredient smoothie will boost your energy levels. All you need to do is take one cup of tender coconut water and all add to it a handful of baby spinach leaves and 1 tbsp. of chia seeds. Blend this to a smooth drink and enjoy it chilled at least an hour before you head for your yoga sessions. Spinach helps better your bone health while the chia seeds in the drink gives you the required energy levels.

Eating the right food will help you to sustain your energy levels when you work out in your yoga sessions. While there are certainly more food items that you can eat before you head to a yoga session, the ones we have listed are super foods that help to keep your energy levels high during the extensive workout. What are some of the foods that you prefer to eat before you head for a yoga session?

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