In the build up to your wedding you want to be looking and feeling your best. Make sure these nutrients are in your diet for great skin, increased energy, less stress and all-round health.
HEALTHY ON THE INSIDE
Improve your gut health
Consume pre- and probiotics to boost the beneficial bacteria in your digestive system. Probiotics introduce good bacteria while prebiotics are a form of fibre that ferments in the large colon to feed these bacteria. This in turn helps your body fight harmful bacteria and boosts the immune system.
Look for: fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, kombucha, fermented foods
Boost your immune system
Along with pre- and probiotics, keep an eye out for vitamin B6 which helps in the production of antibodies that prevent you from getting sick, particularly helpful during this potentially stressful time! Vitamin D may also be beneficial.
Look for: fish, starchy vegetables, non-citrus fruits, sunlight, fortified foods
LOOK GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
Get great skin
We all now know that gut health is a big factor when it comes to our appearance, but we can also make sure to include antioxidants. Resveratrol, for example, helps to protect our skin from nasty free radicals that can cause premature aging. Selenium promotes clearer skin and healthy hair and nails, and calcium is, of course, necessary for good teeth.
Look for: wine, peanut butter, dark chocolate, brazil nuts, fish, dairy, greens, fortified foods
Maintain a healthy weight
Vitamin D and magnesium boost the metabolism while vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, helps the body with detoxification. Vitamin C and other B vitamins can help lessen cravings.
Look for: eggs, meat, dairy, greens, fruits, herbs
Multiple B vitamins (B1, B2, B9 [folate] and B12) help convert food into fuel and reduce fatigue. CoQ10 plays a major part in energy production, while calcium assists in the process. Definite necessities for ‘D day’ and the honeymoon!
Look for: whole grains, meat, eggs, dairy, oil, nuts, seeds
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) fights stress, while magnesium is well known for its muscle relaxation properties, vital when you (and your body) are tense.
Look for: meat, seafood, black beans, whole grains, greens, quinoa
Benefit your brain
B1 helps with learning, while ensuring you have enough B12 (cobalamin) in your diet helps with memory, concentration and a healthy brain.
Look for: meat, seafood, fortified foods
Cover your nutritional bases
Getting as many nutrients in to your diet as possible with a product like Nuzest’s Good Green Stuff means you don’t have to stress too much if your eating isn’t as rich in fruit and veg as it should be in the lead up to your wedding and beyond. Consider it nutritional insurance!
Look for: fruits, vegetables, Good Green Stuff
A multi-nutrient, multi-vitamin powder like Nuzest’s Good Green Stuff is a great way to support you in achieving your daily nutritional requirements – sometimes difficult in today’s world! With over 75 nutritious, body ready ingredients, including all those vitamins and minerals mentioned above, and free from common allergens, simply mix it with water for effective supplementation. You can also incorporate it into your daily routine in juices and smoothies for an easy and tasty health boost.