Yesterday I discussed nutrition for the “Corporate Athlete” and touted frequent low-glycemic snacks as the key to great performance. Whereas solid food snacks are the best option, many Corporate Athletes are too busy to stop and eat every few hours during long meetings, while traveling or while interacting with clients. Here’s the solution:
A mug full of Imagine brand soup.
Imagine soups are available at Trader Joe’s or health food stores and come in a variety of flavors, such as tomato, creamy broccoli, portobello mushroom and butternut squash. They are creamy from soymilk, not cream, so they have a bit of protein without the saturated fat.
Why are they “Gatorade” for the Corporate Athlete?
You can slowly sip on them throughout the day and they will keep your blood sugar at a nice level. They are low in calories, low-glycemic and nobody knows you are drinking soup instead of coffee. You can prepare the soup in seconds by either microwaving it in a mug or just mixing it with hot water.
Try it and see how much better you feel. Not only will your mood and memory be better throughout the day, but come nighttime you won’t be as ravenously hungry. They are a great performance food that should always be available in your desk drawer.
p.s. If you can’t fine Imagine Soups, try soymilk, almond milk, rice milk, nonfat milk or other non-cream-based soups. Those also work.