What Foods To Eat A Week Before Your Wedding: A Bride's Guide

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What Foods To Eat A Week Before Your Wedding: A Bride's Guide

It’s the week before your D-day! How excited/terrified are you? Oh no! Did you eat too much processed food last night? Or did you down two or three extra glasses of that tempting Bellini? I am sure everyone is on your case right now. But now is not the time to sweat! You cannot undo it but you sure as hell can manage to look stunning even with a week left. Let’s get to the rescue plan.


Get That Glow

To get that healthy supple skin, here are some things you must consume in adequate amounts.

Flaxseeds

Rich in ALA, these fatty acids are found in plants. Omega3 reduces the harmful effects of UV radiation, smoking, pollution and also helps in reducing wrinkles. If you’re someone with dry skin, flaxseed oil could make skin smooth and less scaly.

You can add flaxseed in rotis for lunch. Another way is to make a flax seed raita by mixing curd, cumin powder, flaxseeds, salt, and a little bit of chat masala. Eat this raita with your meal every day and watch the results.


Kiwis and Red Bell Peppers

No, you don’t have to eat them together. Both of these are extremely high in vitamin C and including them in your diet will help boost collagen production. Vitamin C is a powerful source of antioxidant which extracts free radicals. Eating such vitamin C-rich food can make your skin look more supple, youthful, and radiant.

Mix kiwis in your breakfast bowl or have it as a mid-day meal. With red bell peppers, you can roast them and make a soup, stir fry them, stuff them with paneer mix or add them in a vegetable burrito.


Avocados

Oh, these precious greens are a hearty source of both vitamin C and E. Along with strong antioxidants, avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which can help in improving your skin tone. When you eat avocados, your body gets monounsaturated fats that help absorb other vitamins such as A, D, and K.

You can make avocado pasta sauce, filling breakfast smoothies, spread it on toast, or even incorporate it in parathas.


Collards, Kale and Spinach

Eating two-three servings per week of dark leafy greens will give you all kinds of nutrients including a bunch of skin-friendly antioxidants. Add it to your smoothie, soup, or eat them raw. Spinach has a crazy amount of beta carotene that retains moisture in the epidermis which makes your skin appear youthful.

Kale smoothies are a thing. No, don’t screw your nose. Add kale, pineapple, banana, honey, greek yogurt, and almond milk into a blender and make a smooth blend. Pour it in a glass and enjoy the delicious and healthy kale smoothie.


Yogurt

All hail the king of probiotics. Yogurt is packed with proteins that fight inflammation such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. That bachelorette which left you dark circles can be fought with greek yogurt. You can have a yogurt bowl in the morning with fruits and nuts rich in antioxidants like berries, chia seeds, avocados, etc.


Stress Buster Foods

Keep those pre-wedding jitters at bay with these healthy stress buster foods. I know you may be on the verge of having a meltdown or you probably found this article well in advance. Either way, I’m going to help you fight those triggers with delicious and healthy foods.

Green Tea/ Lemon Tea

You’ve been hearing about the benefits of green tea since forever. Sure it has caffeine but it also contains L-theanine which is an amino acid that improves mood, cognition and reduces stress and anxiety.

For those of you who don’t like the taste of green tea, here's what you can do to make it tasty.

  • Opt for loose Asian green tea leaves
  • While brewing tea, taste it every 30 secs to make sure it doesn’t have a bitter taste.
  • Add a dash of lemon or lemon juice to cut out the bitter flavor.
  • Add mint leaves and a little bit of nutmeg to make it taste spicier.

And there you go, these tips could make your tea taste much better.


Go Green

Green leafy vegetables don't just make your skin glow, but they are equally helpful in relieving stress. Greens naturally detoxify your liver, blood, and respiratory system. Spinach produces folate that has dopamine (a pleasure-inducing brain chemical) which helps you stay calm. You can have a proper meal with palak paneer or palak paratha or even add spinach to your eggs to make a delicious omelet.


Sprouts

What’s more healthy than a bowl full of sprouts every morning? It’s a superfood containing increased amounts of vitamins like B complex and C plus amino acids. Sprouts are helpful for cell regeneration and if you start consuming them regularly they’ll cleanse your body and add a natural glow to your skin. Here’s how you can make sprouts tasty.

  • Make a chat or salad with sprouts by adding chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili, red chilli powder, lemon juice, black salt, chat masala, curd, and a few coriander leaves.
  • Sprouts kadhi is another tasty alternative. Make your normal Kadhi with besan (gram flour), tangy curd, ginger, green chilli, jaggery, turmeric, salt, and add boiled sprouts to it.
  • You can also just stir fry sprouts with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and vegetable oil. This is a quick and easy way to include sprouts in your diet.

Now you cannot complain about not knowing how to eat them. These quick and tasty recipes will give you amazing results.


All these healthy food items hold no light to water. If you aren’t keeping yourself hydrated, your body won’t take any of these superfoods into account. To maintain a healthy glow, you need water more than anything. Don’t hesitate to bottom’s up a glass of water.

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