Get your wedding glow on from the inside out with these handy pre-wedding diet tips!
Amidst the flurry of wedding planning that brides often get caught up in, the bridal beauty regimen can sometimes take a backseat. However, we’re firmly of the opinion that nothing should stop you from getting your bridal glow on! The first step towards achieving the bridal glow you’ve always dreamt about begins from the inside with a natural, wholesome diet playing a pivotal role.
And, while many may be embracing exotic ingredients to get that glow or get in shape, an answer can be found in your kitchen pantry in the form of almonds. Almonds, for ages, have played a key role in celebrations and are a beloved nut amongst Indians due to their nutritious capabilities that improve the skin and hair. To help you get the glow that you’ve been craving while enjoying the rich taste of almonds, we’ve compiled a list of ways in which you can include almonds in your pre-wedding diet while keeping your tastebuds satisfied.
Start your day with a surge of energy
Almonds that have been soaked overnight when consumed the next morning can not only help to improve your metabolism but also provide some amounts of minerals, protein and fibre. Rich in 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, protein, riboflavin, zinc, etc. – a handful of soaked almonds will help to keep unhealthy cravings at bay!
Easy snack on the go
Endless venue recce sessions and outfit trial sessions are bound to leave a bride tired and craving for something delicious. And, there’s nothing better than a pack of almonds on the go to help you stay true to your diet plan! Plain, roasted or flavoured – these nuts provide some energy to keep your spirits high!
For brides who love a quick yet delicious breakfast as they zoom off for a busy day filled with work and wedding planning, almond smoothies are the perfect addition to their pre-wedding diet. Enhancing regular smoothies with their creamy, nutty flavour while being a rich source of Vitamin B2, which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue – almond smoothies keep you going as you juggle numerous tasks.
Nut butters have been taking the world by storm and for good reason too! Easy to make at home, a jar of natural, preservative-free almond butter with its healthy fats and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), makes toast an indulgent treat. Plus, a spoonful of almonds can amp up the taste of your smoothies and cereal bowls in an instant.
Sweet snacks for guilt-free cheat days
Almonds laddus, chikki or even simple yet delicious honey-roasted almonds can easily indulge your sweet tooth while ensuring you’re not overloaded with carbohydrates. And, daily consumption of almonds may help support the skin’s resistance to UVB light and improve skin texture.
Perfect pre-workout snack
Sweep away those energy drinks filled with additives as you gear up for your workout. Instead, a handful of protein-rich almonds can get the job done just right! Protein promotes the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.