Munching away at your desk is a great way to keep your energy levels high and the workload on track. The right office snacks can also aid gut health, keep cholesterol levels down, help with weight management and provide an extra boost of probiotics to your immune system. Our top 5 snack ideas are easy to keep on your desk for tasty grazing throughout the day.
Low in calories and high in protein, popcorn is a healthy snack. In addition to providing energy, popcorn is packed with fibre which aids in digestion and promotes gut health. Avoid pre-packaged popcorn if you can, as it can be full of hidden nasties and added salt. Why not try and create your own by popping your corn then tossing it in cinnamon and honey for a sweet fix, or cumin and paprika for a bit of a kick.
Low carb nuts
A handful of low carb nuts can ward off the hunger pangs, helping you stay focused until lunch. Most nuts are low in carbs, however the humble almond is renowned for its health benefits. Almonds boast a range of nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, manganese, copper, fibre, protein and omega-3s. A recent trend towards activated nuts increases their potency, providing a super power snack! To activate your almonds, click here.
Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar drink
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been praised as a natural elixir for its numerous health benefits. Over time, the range of ways to consume ACV has evolved and become so varied that now everyone can reap its health benefits. ACV can not only be taken with water, but now comes in the form of sparkling drinks and capsules to suit everyone’s preferences. Our Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar drinks can help keep you fuller for longer and curb your hunger cravings.
Packed with protein, natural Greek yoghurt can provide the energy you need to power through the pile of paperwork in your in-tray. The protein found in Greek yoghurt also transfers oxygen across cell membranes, which can protect your immune system. The probiotic nature of Greek yoghurt also helps boost your immunity and increase gut health. Top yours with some fresh berries for a delicious snack.
Yes, you did read correctly: Get stuck into some dark chocolate between meals! If you stick to dark chocolate in moderation – and resist the temptation to eat all kinds of chocolate – then this snack can be good for you. Dark chocolate is good for your heart and your head. The flavonoids found in dark chocolate have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Dark chocolate also contains serotonin, also known as the “happy” neurotransmitter. Serotonin can influence your mood, promoting happiness and relaxation.
Smart snacking can have the long term benefit of keeping your energy levels consistent and boosting your mood at work. Ditch the sugar cravings and why not factor in our gut health supplements with your snacking.