“Being a bride is such a breeze” – said no bride ever!
Being a bride entails so many responsibilities that we often forget to take good care of our health, skin and hair. And even when we try to do, with so many different and confusing information, we don’t even know where to start. Should we do keto, paleo or Whole30? Should we do a cleanse?
But ask any registered health expert worth his/her salt, you will be asked to stick to common sense and intuitive eating. Your bridal diet should not just focus on weight loss, but must promote overall good health. So instead of trying to cram too much information, remember when it comes to healthy bridal diet, less is indeed often more!
Which brings our attention to some pint sized powerhouse nutrients – healthy, edible seeds!
Tiny, but in no way insignificant, these seeds are excellent sources of healthy nutrients and more than often, are the best plant-based protein source for vegans and vegetarians. If you’re following a high protein, low carb diet before your wedding, we strongly recommend adding these seeds (rightly called superseeds!) in your diet.
These are the 8 healthy seeds you need to include in your bridal diet.
Come summer and our Instagram feeds are filled with chia-infused, chilled and refreshing drinks. Packed with dietary fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, chia seeds help reduce blood sugar, inflammation and chances of cardiac arrest. 1-ounce serving of chia seeds have only 137 calories and are an excellent addition to juices, smoothies, breakfast and salad bowls. Ready to eat your way to glowing skin and healthy weight loss?
Pumpkin or the humble kaddu is yum but what about pumpkin seeds? These may be tiny but it is packed with valuable nutrients like magnesium, zinc, dietary fiber and healthy fats. Pumpkin seeds are known to improve heart health and reduce risks of many types of cancer. Easy to incorporate into diets, pumpkin seeds are also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, ensuring your skin retains moisture and remains youthful!
Real bridal beauty comes from within so you must watch what you’re eating! This superfood is loaded with nutrients, dietary fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are excellent for weight management and can keep hunger at bay. And the fatty acids and antioxidants will give your skin the much-needed bridal glow! Ready to add some flax seeds to your bridal diet?
Think long, thick, lustrous hair only belong to celebrities and brides on Pinterest? Wrong! Regular snacking on sunflower seeds as part of your diet is one of the best ways to get gorgeous hair before your D-day. They are rich in vitamin E, selenium, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish your tresses and add both volume & shine to it. Get ready to snack on sunflower seeds and experience the magical transformation of your hair!
Incredibly nutritious (and totally legal!) hemp seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids, protein, vitamin E and essential micronutrients. They have a mild, nutty taste and are extremely beneficial for keeping your skin healthy and young.
Profusely used in indian as well as Chinese and Korean cuisine, sesame seeds are probably the yummiest of all the superseeds, but not without its own long list of health benefits. They are a great source of fiber, they help reduce cholesterol and heart problems, and the fatty acids & protein in them give a huge boost to your hair and skin health. Are you ready to ‘open sesame’?!
Pomegranate, or pomes as they are fondly called in social media speak, are pint-sized powerhouse of nutrients that promote everything from glowing skin, bone health, memory and anti-inflammation. A rich source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium, pomegranate seeds aid in weight loss, regulate blood pressure, hydrates skin and cures acne and sun damage.
Add a handful to your salads, drink pomegranate juice or snack on pomegranate seeds, there are many delicious and easy ways to include it in your bridal diet.
No longer a buzzy superfood gracing the feeds of Instagram influencers, quinoa seeds has proven health benefits, making it indispensable in any healthy diet. As a bride, you must ditch simple, processed and white carbs and include more complex carbs like quinoa seeds in your meals. Quinoa is the only plant-based source of all essential amino acids and is also rich in vitamin B & E, calcium and magnesium. Healthy weight loss, beautiful skin, gorgeous hair, there’s nothing quinoa seeds can’t give you!