Do you struggle to find time and inspiration for healthy lunches? Most people are in a rush and have limited options available to them. So even if we all know we should be opting for a healthy lunch sometimes it’s just easier to grab a quick sandwich. Or eat nothing at all. So what’s the secret to having a healthy lunch?
Take time to eat and digest your food
Digestion begins in the mouth, and actually we prepare for digestion when the cue of food is sensed e.g. the smell of food, the sight of it being prepared, even talking about it can make your mouth ‘water’ which is the first step in digestion. Taking some time to prepare for digestion and focusing on eating allows the body to divert energy to this task, reducing digestive complaints and increasing absorption of nutrients from our food. [Read more…]
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