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Despite the rise in trendy poke bowls, salad boxes and the occassional Chipotle burrito-shaped indulgence, Britain's affinity with the simple sandwich endures. The sandwich's continued domination of British lunch life has been comfirmed by research company Ginger Comms, whose new figures reveal the average British person will eat 18,304 sandwiches, at the cost of £48,339, over the course of a lifetime. Plus, 56% consume a sandwich every day. But there's more to you midday bite than a Boots meal deal. Use our sandwiche recipes below to bring a healthful twist to this week's lunchbox.
Pig out on Sunday leftovers to lift your libido
Power pairing: pork & brussels sprouts
Your pig is packed with selenium – vital for sperm health – while the sprouts’ sulforaphane clears out libido-sapping toxins. The chemicals in your Sunday roast staples are more potent together than they are apart, found the UK’s Institute of Food Research. It’s more effective than a shot of Dutch courage ever was – and far longer lasting.
Roast pork, torn
Sprouts, 4, mashed
Apple sauce, spoonful
Scorch fat with a no-cook curry
Power pairing: turmeric & pepper
Sparing your Asian ingredients the pan provides an even bigger hit of life-lengthening nutrients. But it’s the sauce that keeps your weight in line: curcumin in the turmeric oxidises fat and lowers cholesterol. Adding pepper boosts curcumin’s bioavailability by a factor of 1000, according to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Slather it on and spread the word.
Kale, 2 big leaves
Chicken, 2 slices
For the sauce
Lime, 1⁄2, juiced
Wrap up and say 'adios' to the office plague
Power pairing: tomato & avocado
Start your day with this Mexican monolith and you’ll lock hunger up till lunch in a way no cereal can. It’ll block out infection too: the avocado’s fats ensure the tomato’s carotenoids are fully absorbed, giving you a natural flu jab when you need it. Beans, rice and eggs also add a liberal helping of protein to the plate, bolstering immunity before you leave the house.
Eggs, 2, scrambled
Black beans, 1⁄4 tin
Brown rice, handful
Reel in heart disease with smoked salmon
Power pairing: salmon & garlic
The secret to Swedes’ superior heart health is in the water: eating an average 300g of fish a day, their cholesterol is lower than attendances at a mid-table Serie A fixture. Salmon is high in heart-protecting astaxanthin, and by adding garlic you get a potent cholesterol-killing duo, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Take your fill(et).
Smoked salmon, 4 slices
Red onion, 1⁄4
Rye bread, 2 slices
Garlic clove, crushed
Revive falling blood sugar with a shot of PB&J
Power pairing: peanut butter & bread
Switch your protein shake for peanut butter and jam once a week. Peanuts provide the specific amino acids wheat lacks, say Iowa State University researchers, providing the full spectrum for repair and recovery. Quality PB (Meridian £3.19 for 280g), wholegrain bread and energy-packed jam is as effective post-training as any gritty shake.
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