Snacks for Energy
As Dancers we spend countless hours in the studio learning, perfecting and enhancing our dancing ability. It is important for us to take care of our own bodies, considering it allows us to practice our passion as long as possible. I know it can be challenging to keep up with school, assignments and other activities on top of dance classes, and also maintaining healthy eating habits. Eating a balanced meal requires a lot of discipline and planning, but doing so is beneficial in many ways.
For some snack ideas that will keep you satisfied without making you feel bloated in rehearsals and keep your energy levels up, choose a few from this list of healthy snacks below:
- Fruits, like apples and bananas are good
for dancers, especially since they are high in fiber, which means they will
keep you full but won't weigh you down. Fruit also provides a boost of energy,
allowing you to complete each step with confidence and strength.
- Like fruits, Vegetables are also high in fiber, so keep you full, increasing your stamina. In addition, they improve digestion, which is necessary for internal health. Vegetables such as celery, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and green beans can be served with a low fat dip.
- Nuts are very beneficial for dancers. They help manage inflammation, which can occur during an intense dance session or practice. Nuts are also a source of an amino acid called arginine, which boosts the immune system and promotes the healing of wounds. Even further, they help to build muscle, which helps to create strong legs, abs, and arms.
- Popcorn is a whole grain, and therefore is high in dietary fiber, low in fat, and rich in the good carbohydrates. This means that as the food is broken down by the body, energy is created. The most important thing is not to add fatty condiments such as butter, salt, which can dehydrate you. It is best to add spices such as pepper or herbs like curry.
- Make sure you keep hydrated through rehearsals by drinking water.
Keep Safe and Happy Dancing!