5 tips to keep your gut healthy during wedding season
Published: 11:19AM 07 December 2022
Indian weddings are now viewed as a model of opulence and majesty by people all over the world. The list of exquisite details—the dazzling beauty of the setting, the beauty of each extravagant or tiny decorative item, the ideal theme for the stunning bride and groom, and an amazingly well-organized team of specialists to handle every department—is limitless. Today's couples go above and beyond to make their wedding the finest possible, including the best food, best clothes, and best of everything else!
Weddings, particularly in India, are all about long celebrations, magnificent themes, and, most importantly, a ton of delectable food! You can embark on a divine culinary trip by letting your stomach decide whether you want Mughlai, street food, Asian, or Italian cuisine. But what comes next? After a full meal, stuffing your face with every salad, snack, and dessert will almost certainly leave you feeling bloated the next day or more.
So, in order to help you enjoy a wedding and maintain your weight control, here are some incredibly basic yet powerful eating tips:
- INCLUSION OF PROBIOTICS
Due to the abundance of fried, sugary, and fatty foods as well as late-night feasts, indigestion problems are frequently seen during the wedding season. Therefore, incorporating probiotics can aid in improving digestion and preventing bloating. Examples of such foods are curd, buttermilk, raita, homemade pickles, and fermented dishes like idli, dosa, and others.
2. CHOOSE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
You don't have to be on a diet at weddings and appear as though you can't eat any of the cuisines. However, you might start by choosing the healthiest selections and munching on them. Nowadays, a salad bar or a fresh fruit counter is present at most weddings. Before moving on to the greasier foods, first, fill your plate with them until it is nearly empty. Obviously, you can enjoy the latter as well, but once you've had your fill of fiber-rich fruits and salads, you'll only want to eat a small amount of it.
3. CHOOSE LOW-SODIUM FOODS
Controlling your sodium intake is another method for reducing bloating. Avoid processed foods because they contain a lot of salt. Breakfast items high in potassium, such as bananas and peanut butter, can help balance the negative effects of sodium and lessen bloating.
4. HYDRATION IS THE KEY
The simplest strategy to maintain a healthy digestive system during the wedding season is to do this. You can maintain your best health and appearance by consuming at least 2 to 3 liters of water each day.
For increased cleansing, you can also add sliced lemons and chopped mint leaves to your glass of water. Drink it frequently. This will aid in digestion in addition to aiding in the removal of pollutants.
5. CHOOSE HEALTHY FOODS
Yes, even at opulent wedding buffets there are a number of healthful food selections. Avoid eating foods high in carbohydrates, such as pizza, spaghetti, or noodles. Try to keep your attention on the salads, soups, and veggies. These will keep you satisfied without packing on extra calories. Additionally, choose baked and grilled foods instead of deep-fried ones.
The most enjoyable social events are weddings. There are numerous activities other than meals that liven up the celebration. You can engage in activities like dancing to burn off extra calories, which is also a fantastic type of cardio. Don't be afraid to show off your moves, either. It is completely acceptable to enjoy yourself occasionally, but not at the expense of your nutrition and health.
Jayti Shah is a Clinical Nutritionist with a master's degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA). Over the last 9 years, she has helped 400 clients in their clinical and weight loss journeys. She works with SocialBoat as a nutrition consultant. We hope this article helps you to understand how can you maintain your gut health even during the wedding season.
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