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Get Your Wedding Day 'Glow' With These 10 Brilliant Beauty Foods

“You are what you eat” - and when it comes to your wedding beauty routine,

it couldn’t be truer! You can buy all of the fancy lotions and potions in the

world, but if you’re eating a poor diet, it’s going to come through in your

appearance.

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To help you look picture perfect with a definite wedding ‘glow’, we’ve

spoken to Emma Brown (ANutr), nutrition guru for food tracking app Nutracheck (download from the App store or Google Play.) Here are Emma’s

tips on how to get glowing from the inside out by adding these nutritional

powerhouses to your bridal beauty diet.


“Having a rethink about what you’re eating in the run-up to your wedding can

make a huge difference to your hair and skin. Start about 3 months before the

big day by including some of these nutrient packed foods in your diet to keep

your skin glowing, eyes sparkling and hair shining.


“For a start, the simplest, easiest, and least expensive way to keep your skin

looking young is by drinking water - and lots of it. Staying hydrated flushes

toxins from the body and gives your skin a glowing appearance.


“And don’t be tempted to go ‘fat free’ – that can dull your skin; instead choose

healthy fats contained within nuts, grains and olive oil.”

Emma’s top picks:


1. Olive oil - this healthy oil will provide you with some of your daily vitamin E -

an antioxidant which helps to maintain healthy skin and eyes by preventing

free radicals from damaging our cells.


2. Quinoa - this popular grain is full of riboflavin, niacin and zinc. Zinc plays an

important role in immunity and cell regeneration so topping up with this

nutrient can help you fight off any unwanted pre-wedding illnesses and keep

your skin cells regenerated and healthy.





3. Brazil nuts - one of the best sources of selenium around, with just 4 nuts

giving you your daily selenium needs. Selenium is used to protect our skin cells

from damage - important for fighting off those pre-wedding stressors!


4. Salmon - opt for wild salmon over farmed if you can to give you a decent

dose of omega 3 fatty acids. We need fats in our diet to help us absorb fat-

soluble vitamins A and E, which are also important for healthy skin.





5. Sweet potato - these, like many other orange coloured fruits and

vegetables, are a fantastic source of the antioxidant vitamin A: 100g contains

more than your daily required amount.


6. Red peppers - these sweet and tasty delights are packed full of vitamin C -

another antioxidant important for skin health. Vitamin C is used by the body to

grow and repair body tissue, so helps to keep our skin supple and eyes

sparkling.


7. Eggs - a breakfast favourite and a skin booster too! Eggs are a great source

of riboflavin and pyridoxine - two B vitamins important for maintaining healthy

skin, eyes and hair.




8.  Turkey - a low fat source of protein, important for skin health, but also a

great source of the B vitamin niacin, which helps our body produce new cells,

so skin damage can be more readily repaired.


9. Mackerel - this oily fish comes with a healthy dose of pyridoxine and also

omega 3 fatty acids which help to maintain our body's cell walls, to keep our

body tissues healthy and protected. Read, healthy supple skin and shiny hair!


10. Dark chocolate - with the stress that comes with planning your big day, a

little treat will certainly be needed. Dark chocolate will give you a sweet,

antioxidant hit! Opt for at least 70% cocoa solids for the most antioxidants.


See www.nutracheck.co.uk for more information and a free trial.


We hope you found this useful whilst planning your big day! Veil and Verse is here to make every aspect of your wedding planning smooth sailing. Looking for more wedding tips? Stay tuned to our blog for more guest posts from industry professionals. Follow us on Instagram and you'll receive a sneak peek of our latest guests before anyone else!


Best Rhyming Wishes!


Rachel @ Veil and Verse

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