The foods to avoid before walking down the aisle 10 months ago

The foods to avoid before walking down the aisle

When getting married, there's a lot to take into account and there's no denying that it's a stressful time.

When the wedding preparations are done and dusted and you're trying to chill out in the run-up to the day itself, it's easy to let the nerves take over.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, dietitian Geraldine Georgeou says the worst thing a bride can do is skip a meal and that it's so important to choose your food wisely because no one wants a bad case of wind on their wedding day.

She explained that a common habit of people who suffer from bloating is eating on a sporadic basis.

"People who have trouble with bloating are often not eating regularly".

The nutritional expert says that beans and fizzy drinks can cause your stomach to bloat and leave you feeling "gassy".

Legumes Fill up on fibre with lentils, chickpeas, and black and kidney beans. They're packed with omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and soluble fibre,

Onions and garlic can also make your stomach swell, often leading to constipation.

Cauliflower and broccoli, cabbages and carrots are laden with the type of starches and sugars that result in a bloated tummy.

NOT ideal if you're preparing to get married.

Onions: Like garlic, tear-inducing onions are great for giving your immune system a boost as they contain quercetin, a natural chemical which helps the body defend itself against bacterial infections and also reduces inflammation and bloating.

Interestingly, and this is one we would never have thought of, chewing gum can trigger stomach discomfort for some people.

Geraldine explained:

"Chewing gum has artificial sweeteners known as polyols, and polyols are known to irritate or create irritable bowel symptoms in people".