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The choice of food supplements

When we approach the subject of nutrition adapted to yoga, we often have the right to several speeches. The extremists, who favor only the naturaland others who prefer raw products without falling into excess, preferring to keep a lifestyle compatible with the one they already have. The speech is even more mixed when it comes to food supplements. Is it in the yogurt culture to consume this type of product, often of artificial origin, or can we consume it provided that it is of natural origin?

Often, the diet of people practicing yoga is unbalanced for reasons of food choices. Some do without animal products entirely, some do without any carbohydrate sources. All these behaviors can, if they are badly undertaken, lead to important vitamin deficiencies which can have important side effects, coming in parallel to reduce your well-being and therefore prevent the benefits of yoga.

Here are some dietary supplements that it may be interesting to integrate into your diet.

protein powder

If supplementation with protein powder is interesting, it does not necessarily become effective on its own. Indeed, in the case of processed products, these proteins are low in minerals and essential vitamins, and a supplementation in this sense is often necessary. (See below)

If these protein powders are processed, check their quality. You can easily turn to organic products, with a larger budget.

Group B vitamins

Vitamin D

The iron

You can maximize the absorption of dietary iron that you already consume, in particular by making sure to consume foods containing them, in combination with foods rich in vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables. If your fruits and vegetables are not of the highest quality or if they lack freshness, a vitamin C supplementation may turn out to be interesting. You have the choice of turning to natural sources such as acerola or to synthetic sources such as ascorbic acid. In the latter case, it will be advisable to consume more of it because this last form is less well assimilated.

Generally speaking, the typical diet of the yoguist consists ofavoidance of foods of animal origin for ethical reasons. All choices are respectable insofar as they are made under good conditions, such as not forgetting to take supplements when necessary (vitamin B12 and vitamin D).

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