The benefits of healthy snacks at work

These days, we're hearing more and more about people paying attention to their diet. But is it always easy at work to find healthy snacks that meet our expectations?

Unfortunately, no, that's not always the case. It's not always easy to find solutions as an employer to meet the different needs of employees and bring a little more well-being into the workplace. Studies have shown that poor eating habits can lead to a number of problems, including a 20% drop in employee productivity.

What are the benefits of healthy snacks in the workplace?

1. Concentration

It has been proven that what we eat has a major impact on our concentration. That's why eating a healthy diet has a positive impact on the way our brain functions, particularly in terms of concentration. 

To maintain or improve concentration, it's important to choose healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients. The best healthy snacks for 'feeding' our brains should contain vitamin B. This vitamin is found in everything from nuts to almonds and hazelnuts. 

Vitamin B is responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system and optimal energy production. It's a vitamin with two functions: physical and mental.

A simple option is to buy a whole range of vitamin B-rich oilseeds in bulk

As well as boosting concentration, healthy snacks also help to give our bodies a boost. By choosing the right snacks, you can keep your energy levels constant throughout the day. 

To maintain consistent performance throughout the day, you need to avoid blood sugar spikes by choosing snacks and a diet low in added sugar. 

That's why at Fika we've carefully selected our healthy snacks for both bulk and snack display.

2. Good health

As mentioned above, healthy snacks are always rich in nutrients that are essential for maintaining good health. These nutrients are necessary for our bodies to strengthen our immune system, help maintain a healthy weight and, above all, help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. In Belgium, 60% of adults of working age suffer from chronic diseases.

As a company, it's important to provide healthy snacks for your employees to keep them in good health over the long term, as well as helping them to develop habits that are healthy and aimed at enhancing their well-being.

For good health, it's important to choose snacks that are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It's also important to avoid all the additives, added sugar and preservatives that can have a harmful effect on our health. That's what we do at Fika.

3. Stress reduction

Yes, healthy eating does have an impact on our health, not least in terms of stress reduction. The food you eat, only if it's the right food, helps to regulate your cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. What can you do? Avoid all foods that contain large amounts of sugar or saturated fat. When you're at work, opt for healthy snacks with no additives, added sugars or preservatives.

It's up to you!

Now that you hold all the cards, it's up to you. It's time to provide your employees with healthy snacks that will boost not only their physical well-being, but above all their mental well-being. An employee who feels good mentally and physically will be more likely to be present at work.

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