Time and again I get asked what the best foods are to eat. The truth, of course, is that different things work for different people and it would be rather a long list if I were to try and write them in a blog post!
That being said, there are definitely some foods I continue absolute staples. Keep these in your home and you are unlikely to ever get stuck in a food emergency before class or end up tempted to hit the take away on the way home from class!
- Coconut oil: this saturated fat is made up of medium chain fatty acids, and great for energy as well as fat loss. A teaspoon will quell the sugar cravings right away, and it's also fab for cooking!
- Organic protein powder: A great back up for a meal if need be, and also excellent post yoga. I recommend my own brand, which is all organic and grass-fed (and a great price if I do say so myself!) but if you don't want that one any good organic brand is a smart choice.
- Tinned salmon or sardines: I'm not a huge tinned food fan, but great as a back up.
- Frozen organic vegetables: frozen veg are snap frozen, retaining nutrition. Great as a back-up again!
- Greek organic yoghurt: I recommend all dairy be organic. Greek yoghurt is fab as it is high in probiotics; good bacteria.
- Dark chocolate:at least 85%: it's higher in antioxidants, and lower in sugar
- Red wine: enough said :)
- Avocado: a great fat that can be used as a snack on its own if need be!
- Frozen berries: add them to the yoghurt or your protein shake, or enjoy with some chocolate and wine. Yummy.
- A great nut and seed mix: Avoid peanuts as they are legumes not nuts. I would roast nuts yourself if possible to avoid vegetable oils, and then salt with pink or grey salt.
Not just Food for Yoga. Food for Life.
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