5 Asian Food Heroes
The vibrant yellow spice has been a long-time resident in the spice dubba – and with good reason. The active ingredient, curcumin, fights the flu and helps with weight loss. The original super spice.
Apart from smelling and tasting absolutely delicious, ginger also helps settle upset stomachs and is a digestive aid. Try a cup of ginger tea to relieve stress
These hot little peppers, a firm favourite in Asian cooking, increase energy expenditure and curb hunger pangs so if you’re trying to slim down for the Big Day, try adding some of the hot stuff to your meals.
Care for your skin and eyes by sprinkling a generous amount of coriander on meals. Loaded with anti-oxidants, the zingy herb helps clear up skin conditions such as eczema as well as promote eye health.
The fragrant yellow fruit perks up mood, provides an energy boost and improves your immunity while also helping with weight loss. Add some slices to a cup of hot water with a little honey for the ultimate health-boosting morning drink.
Yoga improves posture by strengthening your core. Once you start practicing regularly, you’ll notice a definite improvement in your posture, balance and muscle tone. Not only is this great for your overall health, but it’ll make your dream wedding outfit hang the way it was designed to.
Yoga is a chilled out, low-impact exercise. You can do it anywhere and you don’t need much equipment apart from a mat and yoga trousers, but leggings will do just as well. Once you’ve mastered the basic moves you’ll be able to fit in a mini session just about anywhere, alone or with friends.
Slow, thoughtful breathing calms and focuses the mind, leaving you feeling peaceful and de-stressed. And like many other forms of exercise, a regular yoga routine can boost your energy levels in the long-term. End result? More bridechilla than bridezilla.
Did you know that the average daily salt intake in the UK is 8.1 grams? Yet the recommended maximum is 6 grams. A diet high in salt is linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and kidney disease. If you’re guilty of overloading your food with sodium and want to cut back, download the SaltSwitch app which scans the barcodes of 90,000 foods and suggests healthier alternatives.
The European Food Safety Authority recommends women drink about 1.6 litres of fluids and men about 2 litres of fluids every day - that's eight 200ml glasses for a woman and 10 glasses for a man. You’ll see the benefits of upping your water intake with a hydrated body and crystal clear skin.