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We all know the feeling of being tempted by sweets in the office whether it's birthday cakes or daily donuts. Sometimes it’s just easier to eat the sugary temptations for an extra boost, but it’s not the best choice. Sticking to a healthy food regimen can already be difficult but having these  sweets at work make it easier to fall off the wagon. Obesity is a huge issue in the United States, and one of the leading contributing factors is, you guessed it, sugar. 

Table sugar, or sucrose, is made of half glucose. The other half is made of fructose, which you may know from all the press surrounding the use of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). When you eat too much sugar, it’s not the glucose that is causing trouble in your cardiovascular and digestive systems; it’s the fructose. If there’s a “bad” sugar, this is it...Fructose occurs naturally in many of the healthy foods we eat, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Why then is a source of fructose, like soda, so much worse than an apple? It’s because the fruits, etc., contain lots of fiber and other essential vitamins and nutrients as well.
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Providing "good" sugars, rather than "bad" to your team is a great step towards promoting a healthy office culture. Here are a few ways to do so:

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Bring in fruit. Fruit gives your body the sugar it's craving without being processed like cakes and cookies.

Provide snacks that have natural sweeteners. Snacks that are sweetened with ingredients like honey, agave nectar, or stevia will give you those sweet notes you're craving but won't cause you to crash later.

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Cut down on the portion sizes. Rather than bringing in a whole cake, opt for mini cupcakes instead.

 

Providing healthier alternatives to sugary treats can help to improve the overall health and focus of the office. To learn what sweet options SnackItToMe! has available, please email bryan@snackittome.com.