So when choosing your lunch options – keep these foods in mind. Beans – This option also adds fiber, as well as protein and B vitamins to a meal – helping you maintain weight, fight stress and stay energized. Lean meats, and fish – We all know the great benefits of omega-3 rich foods such as salmon and other cold water fish. These omega-3 packed proteins help maintain healthy brain function and boost moods. Other lean meats help build muscles and provide long lasting energy. Greens – Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and collards provide B vitamins that are known for their calming effect. Colorful fruits and veggies – The more colorful the fruit or veggie the more nutrients and antioxidants it packs. And it makes your lunch aesthetically pleasing! The best way to be sure to get what you need in your meal is to make lunch yourself. You will save money by not eating out every day – and you can be sure to have the make-up of a well-balanced meal. Another great tip is to eat with someone. Getting away from your desk and having casual conversation with a friend will also lighten your mood and reduce stress. It provides a needed break in your busy work day!

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