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BEST MAN STEALS BRIDE FROM GROOM AFTER CONFESSING LOVE IN HIS WEDDING SPEECH

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First comes love, then comes marriage — then comes the best man to steal the bride away from the groom at the wedding?

Well, such was the case for Desiree White, 32, who ultimately divorced her husband to marry her lifelong friend and the best man at her wedding, Bryant, after he confessed his undying love for her while toasting her nuptials to his then-best friend. 

“He said, ‘I remember the first moment I saw Desiree, I loved her. I fell in love with her. I knew she had to be mine. I thought she was the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen in my life,’” White, from Illinois, told Kennedy News and Media of Bryant’s best man’s speech during her 2010 matrimony. 

“He said, ‘She’s the best person I’ve ever met. I’ve never met anyone like her. Then I found out she already had a boyfriend and I thought I needed to find out a way to get her, but then I met [White’s ex-husband] and we became friends,’” she recalled. 

Bryant White (right) confessed his undying love for his now-wife Desiree in his best man's speech at her 2010 wedding to his then-best friend.
“He said, ‘I remember the first moment I saw Desiree, I loved her. I fell in love with her,’” Desiree recalled her now-husband saying at her previous wedding.

The identity of White’s former spouse is unknown. 

But she and her ex sat side by side, slack-jawed, as Bryant poured out his heart in front of them and their 200 wedding guests. 

“[Bryant] then just said, ‘Love you both — congratulations.’ It ended there,” she added, noting that her ears “turned red” with embarrassment after his admission. A wave of awkwardness then overcame the room, White remembered, saying, “Everyone was kind of laughing — and then it got quiet.”

And she was admittedly “confused” by Bryant’s confession, most notably due to the staunchly platonic nature of their yearslong camaraderie.  

White, her ex-husband and Bryant had been friends for yeas before he admitted his love for her.
White, her ex-husband and Bryant had been friends for years before he admitted his love for her.

“Bryant and I met each other in class at high school,” White told Kennedy News. “I had a boyfriend at the time and, because of that, I really wasn’t going to talk to other people.”

After showing him a picture of her then-beau, Bryant immediately recognized the kid as someone who shared the same lunch period as him. The three formed a tight buddies bond shortly thereafter. 

“Bryant and my ex-husband became best friends and, because they were guys, they did a lot together. They did everything together,” White said, insisting that she did not harbor any romantic feelings for her now-husband during their formative years. 

“I set Bryant up [on dates with other women] so many times,” she said. “I’ve been on double dates with him and I always tell people I wouldn’t have ever dated the person he was then,” White assured, adding that, at the time, “He had a lot of growing up to do. I didn’t really look at him in that way.”

But White vividly remembers the look of affection that Bryant wore when he saw her adorned in bridal garb on the morning she was to tie the knot with his pal. 

White claims she never had romantic feelings for Bryant during their friendship.
White claims she never had romantic feelings for Bryant during their friendship.

“On the wedding day, I walked into the living room, right when I was done getting ready with my wedding dress on and my hair done. Bryant came into my parents’ house and froze and stared at me,” she recounted. 

“I said, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ He said I looked beautiful. I’d never had a moment of him looking at me like that.”

His adoring gaze aside, White proceeded on to her wedding and got married. Bryant, in turn, reportedly got drunk and then publicly professed his love for her. 

White claims she tried to sweep Bryant's profession of love "under the carpet," hoping his revelation was nothing more than a byproduct of his loneliness.
White claimed she tried to sweep Bryant’s profession of love “under the carpet,” hoping his revelation was nothing more than a byproduct of his loneliness.

But his unbridled unbosoming didn’t stop at his best man’s speech. 

Later that evening, White shared a dance with him while her new hubby cut a rug with her maid of honor. White recalled that while boogying with Bryant, he said, “Why didn’t you ever give me a chance? I would have always taken care of you.”

“I asked him what he meant and he said, ‘Nothing. I love you, I love [White’s ex-husband],’ ” she recounted. “Then he got quiet.”

Following her big day of festivities, a confounded White remembered hoping that she’d “misinterpreted” Bryant’s revelation of amour and tried sweeping his avowal “under the carpet” in her mind. 

“I’m sure it was because he was really drunk and lonely,” she recalled thinking to herself at the time. “I knew, up to this point, that he had girlfriends that weren’t working out and he was kind of the third wheel.”

White and Bryant began dating shortly after her divorce.
White and Bryant began dating not long after her divorce.

However, less than a year later, when her marriage began to crumble because her then-husband had adopted what she called “a totally different lifestyle,” White’s relationship with Bryant took a sudden romantic turn. 

“When [my ex and I] broke up and divorced, I went through a depression and was really secluded myself. I just didn’t want to make an effort for anything,” she said, noting that Bryant showered her with emotional support during the separation. “He’d ask me to eat with him or hang out and watch a show. He was trying to be there for me.”

Then, to her surprise: “Bryant and I just kissed one day when we were hanging out,” said White. 

“It was out of nowhere. When he kissed me, I didn’t stop it, then I kissed him back,” she added. “I was shocked that it was a good kiss. It felt good and natural.”

Shortly after White and Bryant discovered they were expecting their first child, the pair got hitched.
Shortly after White and Bryant discovered they were expecting their first child, the pair got hitched.

Almost immediately, the friends became lovers. And, within a year, she became pregnant with their first son, Sawyer, who’s now 9, and the couple got married in 2012. 

“[Bryant] said, ‘I always wanted to marry you and this isn’t because of the baby, but let’s start this family right,’ ” White gushed. “We were always friends but when we were together [romantically], it was like nothing was hard to do anymore knowing we had each other.”

And White, now a mother to her and Bryant’s four boys, said she’s living the dream. 

“We love being parents. Twenty-year-old Desiree wouldn’t think she could be a mom of four kids,” she proclaimed. “She couldn’t imagine this is what my life would be like now.”

White says that being with Bryant has made her life "better."
White said that being with Bryant has made her life “better.”

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HEALTHY FOODS FOR MEN WITH PROSTRATE

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The prostate is a tiny gland that plays an important role in men’s reproductive health. It is doughnut-shaped and wrapped around the urethra, the tube through which men urinate, when it is healthy. (This is why urinating is difficult with an enlarged prostate.)

And there’s no denying that food is important for prostate health and symptom reduction in men with prostate illness.

The following foods can help cleanse the prostrate according to Medicalnewstoday.

  1. Legumes.

Legumes are high in folate, potassium, iron, magnesium, and fibre. They are versatile and can be used in stews, casseroles, soups, and salads. You may also serve legumes as a side dish with your favourite herbs and spices.

Soybeans are legumes that have been shown to help maintain prostate health. Soybeans contain phytoestrogens known as isoflavones. Whole soy foods include tofu, soy milk, edamame (boiled soybeans), and tempeh.

  1. Vegetables & fruits.

Vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and phytochemicals are abundant in vegetables and fruits (plant nutrients). These nutrients may work together to naturally maintain your prostate healthy. Consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. To acquire a good variety of prostate-healthy phytochemicals, choose fruits and vegetables from all colour categories (green, yellow/orange, red/purple, and white).

It is critical to consume a range of coloured fruits and vegetables.

  1. Fatty fish.

Fish is a healthy and natural meat alternative. Fattier fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, and swordfish contain omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA). Omega-3 fats can help keep both your prostate and your heart healthy.

  1. Drink green tea.

Catechin polyphenols, which are antioxidants found in green tea, may aid prostate health. Three to four cups of green tea should be drank each day. Green tea contains around 10-20% of the caffeine found in coffee. If you want decaffeinated green tea, look for one that uses carbon dioxide and water as the solvent (effervescence). This is the recommended method of decaffeination since it maintains the majority of the catechins.

  1. Tomatoes.

Cooked tomatoes play an important function in reducing the incidence of prostate cancer. A study found that men who ate cooked tomatoes on a regular basis had a 28 percent lower risk of prostate cancer than those who did not. Tomatoes high in lycopene function as an antioxidant on prostate tissue.

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FOODS TO EAT REGULARLY WHEN YOU ARE LACKING BLOOD

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Red blood cell deficiency is a daily problem for millions of people across the globe who aren’t eating enough food to keep their blood volume up to standard. The things that you need to regularly consume in order to keep your blood sugar levels elevated will be discussed in this section.

  1. Eat a lot of iron-rich foods such as organ meats, legumes (beans, pork), green vegetables (especially spinach), and more to enhance the red blood cell count and raise the quantity of blood in your system.
  2. According to Healthline, folic acid, which is abundant in soybeans, almonds, spinach, and a plethora of other plant foods, can effectively raise your blood pressure without the use of prescription medications.
  3. The increased levels of vitamin B12 in foods like eggs, fish, beef, and a variety of other sources suggest that you should increase your intake of these items.
  4. Carrots, red peppers, watermelons, and plenty of other vegetables and fruits are excellent sources of vitamin A, which your body uses to build additional red blood cells.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER

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The clear liquid within green coconuts is used to make coconut water, which is high in electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.

Coconut milk, on the other hand, is created from the water and flesh of mature coconuts and should not be confused with coconut water.

Coconut water has a number of health advantages.

  1. Hydration with low-calorie content

According To Medicalnewstoday, Coconut water has 45 calories per cup. Nutrition and Dietetics’ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises that it’s a wonderful alternative to sugary drinks like sodas and juices.

Coconut water can help those who find ordinary water unappetizing to drink during the day.

Staying hydrated could be beneficial:

Improve your stamina

Help with digestion

Cognition can be boosted

Minimize the discomfort in the joints

Maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine

Maintain a healthy nephron

The ability to control one’s core temperature

Lessen the frequency with which headaches occur

Promote a healthy heart

  1. Dietary supplements

Coconut water is rich in calcium and magnesium, as well as potassium.

Coconut water has 600 mg of potassium per cup, compared to 420 mg in a medium banana. Coconut water may be a suitable option for those who want to enhance their potassium intake.

Potassium aids in the regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance, which is especially important during physical activity. There is more potassium than sodium in coconut water, therefore the potassium may be able to counteract the sodium’s influence on blood pressure and even assist reduce it.

  1. Benefits of a healthy heart.

Coronary heart health may benefit from coconut water. It contains potassium, which may lower blood pressure. The study also indicated that coconut water may help lower the risk of heart disease.

However, a person should still follow their doctor’s diet recommendations, even if coconut water plays a role in a heart healthy diet.

  1. Antioxidants are also included in this category

Antioxidants in coconut water protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress.

The antioxidants in coconut water have been the subject of numerous research throughout the years, but only a few have involved human volunteers.

  1. Benefits to blood sugar levels

People with diabetes may benefit from drinking unsweetened coconut water instead of sugary drinks to better manage their blood sugar levels. Natural sugars included in unsweetened coconut water may need a person to limit their consumption.

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