Tofu, juicing and the downward dog

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I have a love affair with food, whether it is a delicious medium rare steak to a fresh bowl of raw fruits and veggies, I can eat anything.  My body craves what it wants, and boy do I feed it.  Of course, I do this all with moderation and sometimes I eat certain foods to give me energy.  Enter tofu, juicing and yoga 10 years later.  

I grew up eating pretty heavy meals loaded with carbs and meat that was definitely bigger than the size of my palm.  Thankfully, I was very active when I was younger.  The meals that I ate were burned off from 4 hour gymnastics practices.  Nowadays, if I eat anywhere like I did back then, I’ll be asleep within 20 minutes.

Enter my three favorite things that I eat or do on the daily to sustain my energy and to power me through the day.  Tofu, juicing and yoga.

Benefits of Tofu:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Great source of calcium
  • Packed with vitamin E
  • Source of protein
  • Low in saturated fat

Benefits of Juicing:

  • Great way to get your nutrients in
  • Vitamins and minerals help boost immunity and fight stresses in the body

Yoga:

  • Meditation
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Fitness
  • Mental relaxer

There are many, many more benefits of yoga, but for me those are the main reasons.  I love to challenge myself through my yoga practice, and as the week ensues you will see more in depth of my practice.