Healthy ideas and tips for lunch

Have you been trying to eat healthy because it is too expensive, too difficult, or you just don’t seem to give yourself time to prepare a healthy meal? You’re not alone. Millions of consumers just like you maintain an unhealthy diet for these reasons, but it’s time to stop playing with your health.

Research shows continuously that your diet can affect how you feel, how you think, how you look at yourself and can directly affect your health:

• Top nutrition experts at Harvard have concluded that trans fat can be responsible for as many as 30,000 premature deaths a year!

• By eating at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits a day, you can reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease by 30%, lose weight and improve your immune system so you don’t get sick so often!

• More than a third of the U.S. adults – more than 72 million people – and 16% of the U.S. children are overweight

With so many negative effects caused by an unhealthy diet, you cannot afford to risk your health and happiness by not eating healthy.

Unhealthy food products are promoted by food groups and restaurant chains because they can be promoted to the consumer as fast, light and cost effective meals. Most consumers choose these products because they believe that healthy eating cannot be quick, easy or cost effective. However, this assumption is not necessarily true. Healthy eating can be quick, easy and affordable and can contribute to a healthy body, a healthy mind and a happier you!