Perfect Lunch for Springtime in Chicago

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and renewal and marks the dissipation of the cold winter months in favor of warmer weather and sunnier days. Before you know it, the summer sun will be high in the air, and spending some much-needed time enjoying the changing season is warranted and well deserved. One of the activities that we like to enjoy all year round is eating out with our friends, family, and colleagues. Now that the weather is more agreeable here around Chicago, why not try dining outside? Here at Island Fin Poké Downers Grove, we have two outdoor picnic tables ready for you! Let’s check out the benefits that come along with dining outside.

Eating Outside at Island Fin Poke

Easier Digestion

While it might appear to be the farthest thing from your mind, eating outside actually increases taste and allows for your digestion system to function better. This all boils down to psychology and the fact that we tend to be less stressed while outdoors. This allows for taste and digestion to improve.

Getting a Big Dose of Vitamin D

Experts are always attempting to get people to get outside more often. There’s a very good reason for that. A study from Harvard Medical School recently determined that 10 to 15 minutes in sunlight provides the human body with an ample source of Vitamin D. This essential nutrient is not only beneficial for physical and mental health but can also help prevent cancer and osteoporosis.

Boosting Your Immune System

Being outside has been medically linked to the reduction of stress. The added presence of Vitamin D assists with strengthening your skin and bones. And the benefits keep piling up when you decide to eat a meal outside. A Japanese study recently discovered that prolonged sunlight (as long as it’s not overexposure) actually boosts the body’s natural immune system. Cells react quicker to viruses and repair damaged tissue at a much faster rate.

Increased Concentration and Mental Health

Multiple studies showed that enjoying a meal outside actually allows for added concentration and improved mental health over time. While there’s a great deal of scientific data to illustrate how this occurs, the simplest explanation is that allowing yourself to experience nature assists in its effects to restore and improve brain function. Put the smartphone and laptop away, and enjoy the moment in the sunlight. You’ll be happy you did!

Island Fin Poké

For the best ingredients, healthy combinations, and a staff who are well versed in the nutrition that poké bowls offer, come and visit us at Island Fin Poké Downers Grove. For hours of operation, a comprehensive list of ingredients, and much more, visit our website. You can find us located at
76 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove.