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Eat well, feel better: top tips to make lunch at work healthy

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I’m always asked nutrition questions by friends who work in offices, so I thought I’d make some bite-size commandments to live by that are easy to implement and don’t have to be done all at once.

Before I start, here are some key concepts to consider:

If you don’t get enough nutrients, you’ll always be hungry.  So if you eat carbohydrate-rich or processed junk foods devoid of nutrients, you will keep just keep eating because your body hasn’t been given what it needs.

Wild animals don’t get fat because they eat nutritionally dense foods designed for their bodies.  Humans by contrast, eat things their bodies don’t recognise which are treated as toxins.  The body’s detoxification systems (the liver, the kidneys, the lymph, the skin) become overwhelmed.  That’s when people start putting on weight, reacting to food, getting the rashes, the headaches, the fatigue and other symptoms.

70-80% of the body’s immune system is located in your gastrointestinal tract. This is why what we eat is so important to health!  (I’ll touch on this more when I discuss gut flora, probiotics and antibiotics).

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