Yoga helps burn fat and builds muscle; this, in turn, keeps you fit and prevents the excess fab. In order to stay fit, nutrition goes hand in hand with yoga and proper nutrition itself gives you the desired results. Ever wondered what to eat before your yoga or after you are done? Here is a guide:

WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT BEFORE AND AFTER YOGABEFORE YOGA

Unlike those who gym, you need to do yoga on empty stomach and this is traditionally done. You need to eat detox foods and drinks that are light and won’t cause nausea while you are bending in all weird possible positions!

APPLE

Not only will an apple a day keep the doctor away, it’ll also give you a powerful jolt of energy. Apples are high in fibre and they take longer to digest, so they’ll give you a more prolonged lift than many other fruit picks.

BANANA

bananas are a fool proof energy food because they are composed mostly of sugars like fructose, glucose and sucrose. You can have this both before and after yoga!

GREEN TEA

Green tea is essential before yoga or before any exercise you do, especially if you do intense lower body exercises or abdominal exercises. Caffeine is important to prevent headaches related to these workouts. Coffee and tea too is a source of caffeine but green tea is always healthier! GREEN TEA DETOX WATER RECIPES FOR CLEANSING AND WEIGHT LOSS

AVOCADO

Avocados are super foods that pump your body with energy; something you would want to eat before your yoga session. Have some avocado smoothie and you are ready to roll the yoga mat!

AFTER YOGA

After yoga, you need to eat protein rich foods and food that have moderate carbs to repair your muscles.

ALMOND PROTEIN SHAKE

Add almond milk along with almond butter in a blender and blend it until smooth and frothy. You may add more almond butter if you love the nutty taste. Now add chia seeds and jaggery and blend it again until well combined. Your almond protein shake is ready! Drink fresh! More: Protein shake recipes.

MILK

You get an impressive 8 grams of protein in 1 cup of fat-free milk. It helps repair muscles, exactly what you need after Yoga! Milk can be an excellent replacement of water in your smoothie, besides you can add up fruits too as they complement milk very well.

PEANUTS

Almond and other nuts can provide you with decent amounts of protein. They’ll also help keep you satisfied because they provide protein, fibre, and healthy fats.

ICED COFFEE COCOA BANANA SHAKE

Add milk in a vessel along with coffee powder and jaggery and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the flame and put it in refrigerator. After the coffee is chilled, blend it together with frozen banana and cocoa powder. You can add more milk if you want along with some ice cubes. More: Iced coffee protein shake recipes