Not only is fruit delicious, it’s also one of the best snacks to have before and after a good yoga session. Fruit can provide enough energy to get you through an intense workout without making you feel bloated or too full. After yoga, many fruits have wonderful restorative properties and can give you an energy boost.
Here are some of the best fruits to eat pre and post yoga class:
You’re probably thinking, “Wait, avocado is a fruit?!”. Yup! Don’t let its green color and savory taste fool you avocados are actually fruits. They’re also incredibly good for you as they’re full of minerals like potassium and magnesium. These minerals help the muscles in the body function properly, and you obviously want fully functioning muscles if you’re practicing yoga! Avocados are also great because they’re easy to digest, keep you full, and the healthy fat in them reduces bad cholesterol.
Bananas are one of the best fruits around, plus they’re cheap! They’re packed with nutrients, namely potassium and this alone makes it the perfect workout snack. They also contain magnesium, which aids in bloating and muscle cramps. The bloating aid means you won’t show up to class feeling too full to move. The muscle cramp aid means that eating a banana post-yoga will help your sore muscles recover!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so the saying goes. We’re not so sure about it, but we do know that an apple before or after a yoga session can help! Apples are what are known as alkaline fruits. They help counter acidity that develops in the stomach. Apples also contain natural sugars and tons of fiber, which will keep you fueled. Eating apples will also keep your body hydrated, which is so important with yoga.
Watermelons are the perfect fruit to beat the heat. They’re primarily made up of water, which means they’ll keep you hydrated and the hunger at bay. Watermelons also have carbs that can quickly be digested. This makes them a great source of energy either to get you through a yoga class or to replenish the energy you lost after one.
How can we be a yoga studio in Florida and not recommend oranges? It’s not just our state bias though- oranges are an ideal fruit to eat after and before yoga. Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and other micronutrients. They’re also high in water content meaning they hydrate as well as replenish energy and nutrients.
Almost any fruit is good for pre- and post yoga snacks, these are just the top 5 we recommend. The great thing about fruit is that it can be consumed in a variety of ways. Eat it whole, toss it in a smoothie, or top it off with some peanut butter to add protein. The important part is making sure you’re filling your body with foods that will help you successfully get through and recover from yoga classes.
Don’t forget to book your next yoga class, and we will see you on the mat! 🙂