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If your wedding is on the horizon, chances are you're trying to eat healthfully in the name of staying sane and looking radiant and fit in your wedding dress. Of course, you're making healthy choices, but are these three superfoods on your list? Here's why they should be!
1. Avocados: The secret to keeping the pounds off before the wedding may be this creamy green fruit (yes, technically, a fruit). Researchers from Loma Linda University found that people who ate a half an avocado with their lunch had fewer before-dinner cravings than those who opted out. Interestingly, even though adding the avocado increased study participants overall calorie intake, it didn't increase their blood sugar levels and made them feel more satiated in the long run.
2. Coffee: Sleepy brides, you'll love this: Your morning cup of Joe may actually help you feel sharper each day. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently found that those who had a daily dose of caffeine (pick your poison) scored higher on memory tests than folks who started the day without any added assistance. And for a bride with a lot of balls juggling in the air? Yep, a trip to Starbucks never sounded so good.
3. Salmon: At lunch today, ask for grilled salmon on your salad instead of chicken, and here's why: Nutritionists love salmon for it's anti-inflammatory properties (brides, that's code for a food that fights the stress in your bod, and we're betting you have plenty right about now!), but it's also chock-full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it a beautiful-skin food! So, eat up!