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The last thing you probably want to think about on your wedding day is the food you can and cannot eat. But you might be interested to know that what you munch on can make a big difference in how you feel on the big day. Here, the best and worst foods to nosh on before and after saying, "I do."
The Secret Superfood: Asparagus
It might not be the first food that comes to mind when planning your menu, but according to Lauren O'Connor, MS, RD, munching on some stalks throughout the day has some big perks. O'Connor says asparagus has diureticlike properties that can help fight bloating, along with keeping you fuller longer due to the high fiber content. And when you're trying to look good in a custom-fit wedding dress, these two things are kind of a big deal.
For On-the-Go Grazing: Homemade Trail Mix
Your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life and also the longest. It's important to have a stash of snacks on hand to prevent mindless munching until your next meal. Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD, and Kathleen Siegel, RD, CDN, of NutritionBabes.com suggest creating your own trail mix with dried fruit, almonds, walnuts, and seeds to keep your hunger in check no matter how hectic the day gets. No time to DIY? Fresh fruit is another option to fill you up fast.
See which other foods are wedding-day-approved after the break!
A Perfect Prepper: Avocado
Add a few slices of avocado to your lunches and dinners before your big day, suggests O'Connor. They give your body vitamins C and E, antioxidants that protect cells from free-radical damage and promote the growth and repair of tissue. The result? Glowing skin and shiny hair for your walk down the aisle.
Safe Sip: Herbal Tea
With all the hustle and bustle going on, it's easy to forget about drinking enough water throughout the day. But skipping out will leave you feeling less energized, not to mention parched as you read your vows! If you can't commit to regularly filling up or are sick of H2O, Harris-Pincus and Siegel suggest herbal tea. The brew will keep you hydrated and calm those preceremony jitters.
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