It’s not easy to eat clean. Diets are difficult and although you can surround yourself with healthy foods at home, the workplace is always filled with sugary treats. Office snacks are typically available whether it’s birthdays, holidays, work events, or even just a Monday morning.
Although these foods are okay to have occasionally, it seems every day the office is filled with these unhealthy snacks, which can make you feel sick, fatigue, it can hurt your productivity, cause headaches and bloating.
To help get you through the work day and stick to a healthy lifestyle, we’ve thought of a few alternatives to bring to the office rather than those donuts, cakes, bagels and other sugary treats.
Fruit is a great alternative to those unhealthy office snacks and it has so many benefits. It has natural sugar, which can help with those unhealthy cravings. Fruit is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, and for its role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. According to the Dairy Council of California, people who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. They encourage making half your plate filled with fruits and vegetables for healthy eating.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Apples and peanut butter are a balanced and nutritious snack. Apples are a great source of whole-food carbs and fiber. Apples only have about 100 calories and they play a vital role in promoting healthy digestion, immune function, reducing stress and inflammation in the body. Peanut butter adds a boost of protein and healthy fat to your diet. According to Healthline, this healthy snack combo has anti-inflammatory potential, helps balance blood sugar and supports digestion.
Yogurt, granola and fruit are a great go-to for breakfast. Yogurt is packed with calcium and protein. It is also a great source of magnesium, potassium and vitamin B. According to Med Center Blog, yogurt naturally contains probiotics, which are a “friendly bacteria” that can boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.
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Veggies and Hummus
Most people in the U.S. do not consume enough veggies and fruits in their diet. Choose My Plate, says that an overall healthy diet that includes vegetables and fruit can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance. Most vegetables are also low in calories, rich in potassium, dietary fiber and vitamins. Now, most people don’t like to eat raw vegetables alone. A great addition to a veggie platter is hummus. Hummus is super nutritious, fights inflammation and it’s high in fiber.
If you’re looking for a flavorful snack, try popcorn. It’s healthier than those sugary donuts and a cheap option. According VitaCost, this snack can help you lose weight, keep your blood sugar in check, is full of vitamins and minerals and it can even boost eye health.
Eating right can be difficult, but hopefully these tips help promote a healthier office lifestyle for you and your coworkers. If you’re looking for more ways to be healthy this season, check out pHion’s products.