Life can seem like it’s rushing by. Most of our mornings are done running from room to room trying to make it out of the house on time. We may decide to skip making lunch or breakfast for an option available on the road or, even more conveniently, at work. More than often this pace of life can become a habit. So in those times that we slip, how can we ensure that we are choosing the healthiest, nutrient-rich foods that will nourish us throughout the day?
Skip the Saturated Fats
While some of the most popular chips out there are flavorful, they are also packed with loads of saturated fats that are harmful to your body.
A lot of times these rich in fat chips are loaded with salts and added sugars to increase their addictiveness. Choose instead from air popped, baked, or air-fried chips that are light and delicious. They can cut consumed calories by up to 50% as well as they are much easier for your body to process.
If the chips are cooked in oil, choose instead those that are cooked in 100% avocado, coconut, or olive oil. There are plenty of root chips and all natural chips that both are packed with flavor and good for you.
Soda’s can be narrowed down to two main ingredients: carbonated water and loads of sugar. The AHA recommends an added-sugar limit of no more than about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar per day. One cup (240 ml) of chocolate milk generally contains 11–17 grams of added sugar – about half of the recommended amount. There are a whopping 37 grams of added sugar, almost 10 teaspoons, in a single can of cola.
Drinking these sugary drinks on a consistent basis can lead to dangerous side effects like diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and increased likelihood of a heart attack.Instead, opt for healthy options like sugar free and low sugar options. Water and all natural drinks can be a lot more nutrient rich and delicious while quenching your thirst.
Sweets No More
Vending Machines can be filled with tempting candies and chocolates. When hunger strikes, blood sugar levels will drop and make these options ever the more tempting. When you eat heavy sweets when hungry, blood sugar rises and drops rapidly leading to mood swings, hunger swings, and lightheadedness.
Instead, opt for low-sugar, protein-rich bars that sustain blood sugar levels and hunger levels over longer periods of time. It is important during long work days to consume food that will nourish the body and brain.
Core Vending is aware of the struggle many employees face with making healthier choices in their day-to-day life. That’s why core vending machines are filled with all natural, organic, low-calorie, and low-carb options for a healthy, well-balanced diet. Employees and employers alike are happier and more productive with healthy vending options such as these. Choose healthy today and your body will thank you tomorrow.