Fresh Fish and Good Old Dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
What you’re looking for in a bridal diet are foods that are known to be anti-inflammatory. This means that you want to up the intake of foods that allow your body to maintain steady levels of insulin and blood sugar. In other words, you need high-quality proteins such fresh fish, poultry and tofu. Salmon and other cold-water fish are guaranteed to give your skin a good glow. If these types of fish are unavailable to you—opt for local produce and supplement it with Omega-3 Fatty Acid capsules.
Whole Grains and Legumes
Peas, pulses, whole grains, lentils—these are all foods that fall into our normal, everyday ghar ka khaana food group and are also foods that are rich in proteins. A week before your wedding, try and include dals in your daily diets. Moong dal is known to have minimal calories and is also a rich source of iron and potassium.
Drinking antioxidant rich beverages, such as rose tea or green tea will give your body the moisture it needs, supress your appetite and help your body metabolise stored fat. In addition, an increase in water intake will reduce fat deposits and the antioxidants present in rose tea will tone, relax and moisturise your skin.
Pick green apples over red apples as they contain less sugar, more antioxidants and are associated with increased levels of weight loss. Plus, green apples contain Quercetin, which is a fortifying flavonoid which calms sensitive skin. Finally, make sure you don’t peel off the skin of the apple as that is where all the treasure (read: nutrients) lies.
While no one will dispute the fact that eating fruits and vegetables always trumps the juiced versions—it’s important to note that smoothies made from fresh vegetables are also a great source of nutrients that will give your skin that added sheen. If you can, combine a spoon of Green Magma to your smoothie. This is essentially powdered green barley to give your body a healthy dose of probiotics and antioxidants that will strengthen your skin.
Avoiding sugar and anything processed is a given, but we can’t deny that the sweet-treat cravings hit us hard, especially during times of stress. For this reason—we recommend that you stay away from any super-sweet sugary delights (you can sparingly indulge in those during your honeymoon), and for now stick to good quality, dark chocolate to satiate those salivating taste buds. Enjoy a piece as is or sprinkle some dark chocolate shavings on yogurt and you’ve got yourself a yummy treat that’s wedding friendly.