Never-Eat-Again Lunch Foods

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1. Heavy Pasta Meals

Despite its seeming ease and satiety, pasta is best avoided during lunchtime. 

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These meals are high in carbohydrates and may cause an energy low after eating them. 

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2. Sugary Sodas

The sugar in sodas is pleasant, but drinking too much of them might hinder your body's insulin production and make you feel lethargic. 

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When your body stops making insulin, you may experience rapid drops in energy levels. Substitute water for sugary sodas.

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3. Caffeine Drinks

Avoid the inevitable energy slump that follows a caffeine or energy drink high by replenishing your reserves with something more sustainable. 

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Quench your thirst and replenish your body's natural balance with water or herbal tea, which are both high in antioxidants and beneficial vitamins.

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4. Processed Meats

Preservatives like nitrates used in processed meats have been linked to an increased risk of cancer.

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Saturated fat and salt, both of which are abundant in these meats, contribute to fluid retention and gastrointestinal distress. 

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Eggs, lentils, salmon, and turkey are all good examples of lean protein choices.

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5. Desserts

Sugar and empty carbs included in desserts make them a poor choice for lunch. 

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Eating anything overly sweet or starchy at lunchtime can have the same effect, leaving you feeling sluggish and reducing your productivity for the rest of the day. 

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Foods to Never Eat for Lunch