Another great food for all you Bikram yogis to add to your diet is the humble avocado. Which, FYI, is technically a fruit, not a vegetable. Whatever you call it, though, it’s packed with an incredible range of micro and macronutrients that are invaluable for good health. Doesn’t hurt that it’s also delicious in a range of dishes: I like it chopped over salads; mashed with a little garlic, oil, lemon juice salt and cayenne pepper (aka guacamole); blended into a smoothie; or simply sliced as a topping for sandwiches or jacket potatoes.
A 100g serving of avocado provides approximately 26% of your daily fibre, 26% vitamin K, 20% folate, 13% vitamin B5, 13% vitamin B6, 16% vitamin C, 10% vitamin E, and 13% potassium (which makes it great for rebalancing electrolytes after a hot yoga session).
Avocado is also a super source of healthy monounsaturated fats, including omega-3 fatty acids which are vital for heart and brain health.