Posted by Karen Wong

April 29, 2019

Excessive stress levels can interfere with work performance and productivity. Enjoying a healthy snack can help cope with workplace stress, reducing anxiety and improving mental health. Healthy snacks can help motivate employees by enhancing focus and productivity. According to a study by Zerocater, office food and snacks can also impact the workplace culture. 90% of employers that participated in the research claim that office snacks help their employees build stronger internal relationships within the office.

Our five healthy snack choices in the workplace:

Raw Nuts

Raw nuts such as almonds and peanuts are a great source of protein. They contain minerals and vitamin E, which is an excellent antioxidant booster. Raw nut intake is associated with lower mortality since its nutritional value can prevent various chronic diseases.

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Granola Bars

Granola bars are the perfect on-the-go snack, filled with fiber and healthy carbohydrates. Granola is actually a superfood that has various health benefits, improving digestion, energy levels and reducing cholesterol.

Apples

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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which can reduce the risk of developing heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes. They also have a longer shelf life compared to other fruits and can be kept at least for a week in room temperature.

String Cheese

String cheese is low in calories and is a great source of Vitamin D, calcium and protein. To make it an even better snack, pair it with whole wheat crackers, fruits or vegetable sticks.

Yogurt   

Yogurt is rich in calcium and is a source of high-quality protein. Consuming yogurt that contains probiotics can help maintain a healthy digestive system. There are many ways of enjoying yogurt, such as mixing it in fruits and granola or using it as a dip for raw vegetables.

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Employees with unhealthy eating habits are 66% more likely to reduce productivity. Hence, incorporating healthy snacks in the workplace can keep employees happy and enhance their work performance. Generating a healthy corporate culture helps reduce illness and increase staff retention.

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