Look & Feel Your Best with These Essential Nutrients

Load up on these vitamins and minerals to look and feel amazing on your wedding day.

  • Story by Julia Steel
  • Photography by Shutterstock, supplied

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

FEEL GREAT

Increase energy

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

Reduce stress

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

HELPING HAND

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.

Click here to learn more about Good Green Stuff

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