3. Fried Foods
Eating fried foods sets you up for poor health, with research confirming that one portion daily raises your chances of developing cancer and ups your risk of cardiovascular disease by 8%!
When we’re out, or at work, and we want a quick midday snack it can be tempting to grab fries, a burger or other fried fast food – and lunch is the time we’re most likely to do this. This isn’t good, as according to one study, consuming fried food regularly can heighten anxiety levels and can cause you to feel more depressed.
If you’re depressed or anxious, this can impair cognitive function, which isn’t great if you’re trying to prevent a slump. All that fat and grease that fried foods often contain can also contribute to lethargy and feelings of sluggishness – when it comes down to it, fried foods are a terrible snack to opt for, especially if you’re at work. That convenient daily lunchtime habit isn’t just a harmless indulgence, or merely the reason you’ve still got that spare tire – it’s actually harming your health, every day.
Instead of popping out on your lunch break to pick up some fries and a burger, why not take a packed lunch that you’ve prepared already at home? Swap out toxic fried fast foods for nutritionally dense goodies, such as wholemeal bread or pasta, fruit, nuts, low fat lean protein and salad and you’ll be doing your health and energy a big favour.