Published: 27 April 2023
Most people eat snacks, at least occasionally. Sometimes this is because they are genuinely hungry between meals. Sometimes, it’s just because they fancy a treat or want something to occupy themselves on a break. Given that people are going to snack, it makes sense for businesses to help them to snack healthily. Here’s what you need to know.
Healthy corporate snacks contain a combination of macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, along with essential micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Examples of healthy snacks include raw or cooked fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and yoghurt, whole-grain sesame snacks or vegetables mix
There is an entire range of healthy snack and vegan promotional product benefits. There are specific business benefits of healthy snacks at work. Here is a brief guide to the five main ones.
A person’s level of physical energy is determined by the level of glucose in their body. This in turn is dependent on the level and sort of carbohydrates a person eats. Most of a person’s carbohydrate consumption should be made up of complex carbohydrates that provide slow-release energy.
Sometimes, however, people do need a quick energy boost. Healthy snacks such as fruit can provide this in the form of fruit sugars. These snacks also deliver fibre that helps to counterbalance the sugar content. They’re also rich in vitamins and minerals.
By contrast, foods that are high in processed sugar give an energy rush with no real benefits. This is often followed by a sharp dip in blood-sugar levels that leads to low energy.
Healthy snacks are healthy because they have the nutrition profile the body needs. Healthy snacks will provide macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fibre, and protein. Many healthy snacks are also rich sources of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating healthy snacks, therefore, gives the body the fuel it needs and wants.
By contrast, unhealthy snacks, at best, do not provide the body with high-quality fuel. At worst, they contain substances that are actively bad for the body. For example, they often contain high levels of fat, sugar and/or salt. These are known to be major contributors to obesity, which, in turn, is connected with many, serious, health conditions.
Providing healthy snacks for business meetings (and/or healthy snacks for events) can be a wonderful way to boost morale. This can also encourage people not just to attend but to view the meeting/event in a positive light rather than as an interruption to proper work.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can strengthen the immune system, making employees less susceptible to illnesses. Additionally, foods rich in protein, such as nuts and seeds, can help repair and strengthen muscles and tissues. This can improve overall health and reduce the likelihood of illness.
If you’re providing hospitality to clients, it’s strongly recommended to make sure that there are at least some healthy options. Some clients may need them for health reasons. Even those who don’t may prefer them as they want to take care of their health.
Providing healthy snack options benefits physical and mental health. This makes everyone more productive at work, can lead to fewer sick days and promotes a general sense of well-being.
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