How to make your lunch SUPER
Whether you're trying to lose weight, bulk up or increase productivity, with the addition of some key ingredients you can transform your office lunch into something nutritional and tasty. Here are some ideas to make your lunch super;
For suitsIs the post-lunch slump a dreaded familiarity day in day out? Do you want to increase productivity levels while at work? Then ditch the midday caffeine and supermarket sandwich and try some of these super foods instead:
Salmon - you might think a piece of salmon is a bit fancy for lunch, but your body will thank you for the omega-3 fatty acids, which help to maintain memory, recall and focus.
Quinoa - this small but mighty grain is high in protein and an excellent source of riboflavin, which helps reduce migraines and improve energy metabolism in the brain - seeing you through to 5 o'clock.
Bananas - skip the packet of crisps and instead round your lunch off with a banana, which has just the right amount of glucose needed to keep your brain ticking over and able to deal with work activities.
For slimmersIf you're trying to lose weight or maintain a physique, packing the following food into your working week will help set you on the path to a balanced diet:
Beans - no-one wants to just eat lettuce leaves and celery, instead brighten up your salad with a handful of mixed beans and lentils. Varieties such as kidney, pinto and black beans are packed full of protein and contain virtually no saturated fat.
Almonds -avoid carb heavy post-lunch snacks and swap them for a handful of nuts instead. Almonds and walnuts are rich in 'good' fat, not to mention packed full of vitamin E, which keeps skin glowing.
Coconut water - rather than washing lunch down with a can of diet pop, try coconut water, which is low-fat, cholesterol-free, naturally refreshing, full of electrolytes and many other benefits.
For bulkersAre you looking to build up muscle? Then make the most out of workday meals and add to what you've already achieved in the gym - here are some smart eating tips:
Eggs - One egg a day is perfectly okay and each of them contains muscle-building amino acids, as well as a vitamin called choline which also supports growth.
Soybeans - this superfood sometimes gets a bad rep, but as it's full of protein it's a great way to help your muscles rebuild and repair after a workout, not to mention the fact it's full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
Beetroot juice - a highly nutritious raw juice, it can increase endurance and energy in the body making it a wonder drink for bodybuilders.
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We have a great range of superfoods, everything from beetroot juice and coconut water to quinoa to help make your lunch SUPER!