Never ignore that familiar growling sound that comes from your stomach. Feeling peckish is your body’s way of telling you that it’s craving energy, meaning you shouldn’t just ‘hold out until lunchtime.’ Whole grains and fruit are perfect for snacking; whole grains release energy slowly, while fruit contains natural sugars. The best part is, it’s easy to find them:
Blueberries are little blue balls bursting with flavour, rich in antioxidants and perfect for snacking on. Keep a punnet on your desk to enjoy them throughout the day.
Oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit can be found everywhere and are incredibly nutritious. Stash a bag of mixed nuts and seeds in your desk drawer for a go-to hunger cure.
Edamame beans are high in vitamin B, which helps break down the carbohydrates we eat into fuel. Season with a bit of sea salt, ginger and chilli flakes for a tasty mid-afternoon snack.
If you’ve got a secret stash of healthy snacks in your desk drawer, you’ll find yourself resisting treats that will just make you feel hungry again in an hour. Try it and see your energy boost and your productivity rise.