HEALTHY SNACKS: FUEL YOUR BODY – PART 3

 

Healthy snacks are an important part of healthy eating.

Disclaimer: The following information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation

IT’S TIME FOR HEALTHY SNACKING WHEN ENERGY IS LACKING

Healthy snacks should be eaten between meals to help ease your hunger.When you eat healthy snacks they should provide you with the:

  • Nutrients your body needs
  • Also, energy to get you through the day

People who eat well are more likely to be healthier, happier and more productive.

BEAT THE SNACK ATTACK

Processed foods are filled with carbs and sugar. Therefore, they won’t give you the nutrients you need to get through your working day. You might get a rush at first, but you’ll soon find you come crashing down.

Healthy snack choices can help you beat the slump as well as helping you to:

  • Stay energised
  • Be more productive
  • Sharpen your mind
  • Improve your mood
  • Feel engaged
  • Make better food choices
TIPS FOR HEALTHY SNACK HABITS

Nutritious snack choices help boost mental and physical performance.

Firstly, aim to pack your own healthy snacks that you can take to work each day.

Also,  create a routine by planning your snack times between meals.

Try to avoid unhealthy choices from vending machines and make sure you drink plenty of water throughout your day.

Finally, choose nutritious options that will help keep your energy levels up throughout the day, for example:

  • 40g unsalted mixed nuts + 1 rye cruskit and sliced avocado with pepper to taste
  • 1 wholegrain crispbread (such as a vita-wheat) with reduced fat cream cheese or peanut butter
  • A boiled egg
  • A small tub of high protein plain yoghurt with fresh or frozen berries
  • A slice of cheese on a rice cake

Source: https://blog.csiro.au/healthy-filling-snacks

 

WELLNESS GOES 24/7

Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and is committed to wellness in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.

We look forward to bringing you more health and wellbeing tips as part of our FUEL YOUR BODY series.

Look out for our regular Toolbox Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and the Labourpower website.

 

 

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