While you may be tempted to skip lunch we’re here to tell you – don’t do it!
5 Proven Health Benefits of Eating Lunch
Lunch arguably could be viewed as one of the most important meals of the day. Eating a nutritious, well balanced, all-natural lunch could be just what your body needs and craves.
Mental Health Benefits – Lunch not only provides your body with the fuel it needs to finish off the day, but it feeds our mental health too.
Have you ever skipped lunch and wondered why you were so cranky later in the day? Food is not only fuel, but also a mental health mood stabilizer.
According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) approximately 1 in 25, or 9.8 million adults in the U.S have and/or will experience a serious mental illness within a given year.
Research has found poor nutrition and diet can directly effect and in some cases exacerbate one’s mental health.
Feed your body and your mind – eat lunch!
Metabolism Booster – eating lunch keeps your metabolism active. According to the Weight Control Information Network, “people who regularly skip meals tend to weigh more than people who eat throughout the day.”
Blood Sugar Level Balancer – eating lunch has been found to re-energize your body and increase one’s blood sugar levels. During those long afternoon hours when focus and concentration are likely lagging eating even a small meal can give your body the needed ‘boost’ to complete the days activities.
Mindful Eating – in a recent study by Harvard University it was found that people who ate while distracted actually ate more food. Whereas ‘mindful eating’ has been linked to eating less and making healthier food choices. While you maybe tempted to sit at your desk, play on your phone and hibernate indoors. Do yourself a favor; take a break, step away from the office and ‘actively’ participate in your meal choices and food selection. Your overall well-being is dependent upon this simple choice.
Friendships – yes, that’s right, your midday meal maybe the perfect way to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Thus, putting the ‘busyness’ of the day’s activities aside and making room for the ‘present’.
In a world where everything is ‘busy’, taking a break to reconnect, feed your mind and your body is not only wise – but also, essential for one’s over all productivity and health.
We offer a wide variety of Thai food favorites at an affordable price. At Thai Street Kitchen we care about your over all well being – that’s why we only serve the BEST to our customers.