Lunch – some facts and tips

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Lunch – some facts and tips

Lunch gives us energy to concentrate, learn and play in the remaining part of the day.

A healthy lunch should contain all the crucial food nutrients. That is carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and fibre.

Have  your lunch at a good pace. Do not rush it. Chew it slowly.’

Sit quitely during and after lunch.

Keep very spicy and acidic foods to the minimum and reduce amount of alcohol taken during lunch time.

Choose wholesome and nutritious foods which keep energy for longer.

Avoid high fat foods which take longer to digest and that leave one tired.

Avoid high caffeine drinks like coffee at lunch time as they could increase stress and anxiety.

Avoid chocolates and sweets for dessert  though they boost energy levels fast, the energy gained from them equally plummet fast.

Fruits, vegetables, pulses (that is foods like beans, ndengu) should be taken in great proportion as they are high in fibre content and rich in crucial vitamins.

Water is an excellent beverage accompaniment  for ones lunch.

Keep lunch simple and in small portions for children. this entices them to eat.

Hygiene is critical when preparing lunch for children and ingredients for foods like sandwiches should be fresh.

One can choose to involve children in packing their lunch boxes as this gives them motivation to eat.

Here is to more happy and nutritious lunches ahead!

The writer of this article is a BSc. Food Science and Post harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and  Technology.

Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya 'by day', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is daughter to Lilly Moraa and James Nyambane, mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ"; sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.

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