Make sure you’re feeling in tip top condition for the big day with Health Ambition’s top 5 Vitamin-rich foods for a healthy pre-wedding diet…
“It’s no secret that your wedding day should be one of the most significant moments in your life, that’s why it’s essential that to look and feel like a million dollars! You have some stressful times ahead with planning and organising (not to mention the hen party!) so it’s very easy to forget to eat properly.
You may have already arranged that bridal pamper package at your local salon, but you might want to think about putting your diet on that big day to-do list. Eating the right foods is vital for a well balanced and healthy lifestyle, whether you’re getting married or not. By making the right food choices now, you’ll thank yourself when you look back at the album in years to come.
We’ve rounded up the top vitamin-rich foods that will help you look great and feel fabulous for your big day.”
Eggs should be one of top go-to foods for when you want to feel the wow factor. The yolks contain biotin which is vital if you want thick glossy locks for your big day, and vitamin D for keeping your bones and teeth healthy. It also contains vitamin A, which if you are looking for a glowing complexion, you really should think about including in your diet.
Eggs are packed full of protein and low GI which could be very beneficial if you are keeping a close eye on the scales for that dress fitting.
If you’re looking for radiant skin, you may want to consider including peppers in your life. In particular the red variety have a rich concentration of both vitamin C and vitamin E, which will not only give your immune system a well earned boost to make you feel good, but it will also keep your skin and hair in tip top condition.
We all know how stressful wedding planning can be and stress could have detrimental effects on your skin potentially causing breakouts of pimples or acne. Bell peppers could help you relieve tension and relax more. Vitamin C has proven to be useful for reducing cortisol, the hormone related to stress. (source)
High in omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is an ideal skin superfood that you should include on your countdown to the big day.
If you are someone who is prone to dry hair and skin, or nails that just keep on splitting then you could need more healthy fats in your diet which salmon could provide. Let’s face it, every woman hates that uncomfortable bloated feeling you get with water retention. I for one feel totally sluggish and downright miserable. As salmon contains potassium it can alleviate this problem by increasing urine production and decreasing your sodium levels, a quick feel good fix to get rid of the bloat. (source)
Salmon is an excellent source of many B vitamins which play an important role in metabolism and energy production, keeping you feeling revitalized and ready to face your wedding day plans.
Radiant looking skin is an essential for any wedding day agenda, and strawberries are not only incredibly delicious (and go really well with champagne), but they are jam packed full of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which keeps your immune system in working order, keeping illness at bay and helping you feel good from the inside. It can protect your healthy skin cells from exposure to damaging effects of ultraviolet light from the sun by offering protection from free radicals which speed up the ageing process. (source)
Strawberries can help fend off the dry skin and smooth out those wrinkles too. The vitamin C helps to produce collagen which is essential for the goodness and appearance of your skin and hair. These delightful summer berries are low fat and sugar free, so a really great choice if you fancy a sweet snack and still want to cut calories.
Oats are rich in many nutrients and incredibly good for you both inside and out. This low GI grain is incredibly high in beta-glucan dietary fiber which helps to improve your immune system and fights off bugs and bacteria in the body. Oats contain magnesium, which is a natural stress reliever and also very good for controlling anxiety, so could be perfect if you are feeling things are just getting too much.
This breakfast favourite digests slowly into the body and allows energy to release at a constant steady level which regulates blood sugar levels and also giving you enough energy to keep you going.
If you’re looking for that feel good factor, then a well balanced nutritious diet should be as high on the list of priorities as your wedding venue.
Don’t forget that it’s just as important to keep hydrated, so make sure you drink plenty of water to help flush out any unwanted toxins in the body keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy