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How to Help Your Employees Eat Healthy

Eating healthy foods is not just good for you personally; it also affects the bottom line.  When employees have the right fuel, they are better able to think clearly and be more productive.  You can help your employees with this by following the suggestions below.

First, consider what kind of beverages you make available at the office. If these include soda and sugary drinks, watch out, as these are not very healthy. Instead, have water or sparkling water available. You can also include the following:

Healthy Beverages

  • Flavored stevia.
  • Coconut milk or almond milk that has not been sweetened.
  • Green tea and other kind herbal teas.
  • Coconut water.
  • Steaz:  a zero-calorie ice tea.
  • Zevia:  a calorie-free soda that uses stevia as a sweetener.

Next, consider what kinds of foods you make available at work. When thinking of foods consider these ideas:

Qualities of Healthy Foods

  • Go with quality calories, not quantity.
  • Choose foods with healthy fats.
  • Have quality protein that is lean.
  • Provide foods that have a variety of rich colors.
  • Ensure foods are free of hormones and pesticides.
  • Cut back on foods that contain wheat, corn, soy, and dairy products.

It’s not as hard as it sounds to incorporate these qualities into company meals and snacks.  

For instance, for a breakfast meeting, you could provide hard boiled eggs with uncured bacon, ham, or sausage. Also, include some veggies and organic berries. Top it off with hummus and Greek yogurt.

For daytime snacks, stay away from empty carbohydrates such as chips and pretzels for your employees to eat. Instead, have vegetables like these:

Low-carb Snacks

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots

These make great snacks for dipping. Include nut butter, salsa, and guacamole for healthy dip options. You can also have nuts and seeds, organic berries, and coconut wraps available too. When ordering out for lunch find local restaurants that offer lean protein, as well as vegetables and salad. Ask if they will provide salmon, grilled steak or chicken.

Want to learn more about how to help your employees eat healthily? Read the full post by Amen Clinics here:  Healthy Food Rules for Your Workplace.