It rings true to the phrase—what you eat is what you are; and a healthy eating habit creates a healthy person. For brides to be, preparing for the big day can start from as early as the year before, with the right food and nutrients for that healthy glow that not even the best beauty treatments can produce.
Some of these easy health foods include:
At least the ads on grape extracts have its truth—grapes are indeed a good source of antioxidants which protects your skin against dryness, fine lines and sagging, as it counters the action of free radicals, keeping skin soft and smooth. One to one and a half cups of grapes deliver close to 20 percent of a person’s daily vitamin C needs.
Beans, Lentils and Wholegrain Bread
Sugar is said to elevate bad moods, which is a fact. But simple sugars from sugary treats do not work as well as complex carbohydrates, which is the group of food that the ones mentioned above belonged to. Complex carbohydrates take longer time to break down, and in turn, last longer with more consistent results.
Walnuts and Fish
Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids helps control inflammation throughout the body, including inflammatory acne. Walnuts and salmon, as well as halibut and flaxseeds are well-known sources for Omega-3 fatty acids, which is good news for brides to be aiming for crystal clear skin on their big day.
Eggs and Protein-Rich Food
Aside from eggs, other sources of protein are lean beef, poultry, fish or nuts, which can be added into the main course or taken as snacks (esp. nuts). Protein is an important nutrient for our body, especially our hair and nails, which are made of a type of protein called keratin.
For lustrous, shiny hair, green tea may actually help. According to research, the caffeine in tea slows the production of a chemical that shrinks hair follicles and results in thinner strands.
While breath mints might be the answer for an emergency, research have found that eating plain yoghurt actually helps eliminates bad breath in the long run, something that mints can’t do.
Well, the best cure is always prevention, and sometimes the best medicine is always in what you eat on a daily basis.