05 Oct Bringing Health and Wellness Into the Workplace With Healthy Vending Services
Better-for-You Options With Healthier Vending Services
Eating healthy can be difficult, especially when there are few options to support it in the workplace. Many businesses and organizations offer vending services for their employees, eliminating the need for them to leave the office to purchase snacks or beverages. However, many of these machines and micro markets are filled with non-nutritious drinks and foods. Employers have the opportunity to develop a product selection list that is both nourishing and delicious with Camelback Vending. Here are some tips for choosing better on your snack break:
Substitute the Soda
Soda, pop, or coke: whatever you call it, it’s tasty. While this beverage might occasionally hit the spot, it’s not good for your body for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the amount of sugar in soda greatly exceeds any daily recommended limits. Diet and no-sugar versions of soda still contain chemical additives for sweetness, some of which have been shown to impact insulin processes over time. In addition, soda does not provide any hydration. Because of its molecular nature, it doesn’t replace any of the fluid you lose.
Luckily, Camelback Vending provides a number of healthier (yet still tasty!) beverage options. Some of our favorites include regular water, sparkling water, and juice. If you love soda for its caffeine kick, we also provide freshly brewed coffee and a variety of teas. These options have less sugar, and all but coffee keep employees better hydrated throughout the day. Looking for your coffee to be more hydrating? Try it iced!
Grab More Filling Options
It can be tough to fill your workday with filling options. When a craving hits (and you’re running late for that meeting), a quick, unhealthy snack might seem like a good option. However, snacks like such will leave you hungry again moments later, often wanting more. Additionally, snacking repeatedly on less-than-ideal treats can be detrimental to your blood sugar and teeth enamel.
When you’re looking for an afternoon snack, look for foods that will keep you full longer. Signs of a healthy snack include low in sugar and high in protein. If you’re not sure about a carb-based snack, try researching its glycemic index (GI). A GI describes how quickly and drastically a food will affect your blood sugar, and a low GI is better than a high GI. Additionally, don’t be afraid of healthy fats. Snacks including dark chocolate, nuts, and fresh options like yogurt, eggs, and avocado are higher in good-for-you fats that keep you full all day.
We live in a culture of extremes, but don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t reach for your long-standing, favorite snacks. When it comes to diet, your body is a pro at balancing the nutrients it receives so long as you give it a variety. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a food or beverage that isn’t particularly the healthiest from time to time. Moderation is key when you are trying to be healthy.
With that said, give a new snack a try! Our innovative product offerings including great-tasting snacks and beverages that combine all the flavors you love plus reduced fat, sugar, cholesterol, and sodium. On days where you’ve already packed a garden salad for lunch, enjoy something to satisfy your sweet tooth. When you’ve grabbed a less-healthy coffee in the morning, aim for carrots and hummus, a handful of nuts, or a high-protein granola bar for your mid-morning snack!
Support Healthier Habits With Camelback Vending Services
There’s never a wrong time to start new healthy eating habits, especially in a workplace environment. Healthy eating encourages employees to take care of themselves as well as feel good and productive during the day. Camelback Vending is proud to have found a way to identify products that are healthier choices. Our goal is to meet the health and wellness needs of businesses and organizations so that they can enjoy healthier options in a convenient location. If you are interested in more wholesome foods and beverages, contact Camelback Vending Services today.