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Yoga Body

Yoga is a wonderful de-stresser, it can improve your immune system and the functions of your organs, and there is a reason guys get so revved up when a woman says she does yoga. To reap the most benefits from your practice, and to ensure your body will be fit to roll out that mat for years to come, there are a few things to consider when planning your meals.

Resistance poses in yoga can really define those muscles, but they can also put pressure on your joints. Be sure to get plenty of these foods to promote healthy joints:

Collagen Production

Vitamin C plays a big part in the production of collagen, a crucial element of your bones. Don’t climb an orange tree just yet, but try some of these to strengthen your bones:

Strawberries

Raspberries

Blueberries

Grapefruit

Oranges

Apples

Kiwi Fruit

Cantaloupe

Broccoli

Fight Arthritis

There is a reason that people with arthritis are popping calcium pills. Get your portion of the stuff from these food sources:

Low Fat Plain Yogurt

Skim Milk

Spinach

Cheese

Cottage Cheese

Baked Beans

Oranges

Almonds

Black Eye Peas

Green Peas

Joint Inflammation

Vitamin B has been shown to reduce joint inflammation. Try these foods:

Lean Meat

Fish

Tofu

Cottage Cheese

Sunflower Seeds

Eggs

Soybeans

Wheat Germ

Whole Grain Cereal

Lentils

Peanuts

Bananas

Cell Growth & Repair

Foods high in Zinc promote healthy cell growth and repair. Find it in these:

Oysters

Wheat Germ

Low Fat Roast Beef

Roasted Pumpkin seed

Chocolate

Lamb

Pork

Peanuts

Fortified cereals

Low Fat Yogurt

Chickpeas

Almonds

Cheddar Cheese

Green Peas

Mozzarella

Healing With Protein

Not only is protein necessary for the collagen-synthesis involved in healing, every single part of your body consists of Protein. That includes your muscles. Give your body something to work with:

Peas.

Beans

Peanuts

Lentils

Broccoli

Swiss Chard

Poultry

Eggs

Turkey

Fish

Beef

Pork

Lamb

 

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