Okey dokey. Hands up if you eat at your desk??
Shift workers are notorious for having gut issues for a myriad of reasons, but before sending you off to complete a heap of tests or writing a script to take some pills – has your health practitioner ever asked you WHERE and HOW you eat?
Because if you’re sitting at your desk shovelling food down whilst you’re typing at your computer or on the phone, you’re likely going to overeat and bypass the body’s innate hunger mechanism which will contribute to gut discomfort.
As tired, weary shift workers it’s not surprising that we’re lured in by the lollie jar at work, as a source of energy for our sleep-deprived brains.
But have you ever taken the time to read the ingredients label of some of these packaged lollies?
Let me share an example to help prove my point:
Ingredients: Glucose Syrup ( Wheat Or Corn), Cane Sugar, Thickener (Dextrin Roasted Starch, Acid Treated Starch Or Starch Acetate)( Wheat ), Gelatine, Food Acids (Citric, Lactic), Invert Syrup, Flavours, Colours (Carminic Acid, Turmeric, Vegetable Carbon, Paprika Oleoresin, Copper Chlorophyllin, Black Carrot). Contains Wheat. May Contain Milk.
As you can see, there are lots of extra “bonuses” included in that packet, besides the glucose itself.
It’s what makes these 3-ingredient jellies or “lollies” a much healthier alternative.