When you are sat at work feeling your energy levels drop and your stomach starting to grumble you naturally reach for your go-to snack. The snack that you reach for could have a real impact on your mood and your productivity levels, so be sure to choose wisely and go for superpower foods that will give you a boost.
We have compiled a list of superpower snack suggestions for you to consider:
Fruit is full of natural sugar and carbohydrates alongside vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and many nutrients. Snacking on fruit will give you a boost and also provide life-enhancing benefits. Different fruits have different benefits so it is worth mixing up your fruit snacks to make the most of what they can offer.
2. Raw Vegetables
We all know that vegetables are good for us, but they are not so often thought of as snacks. The nutrients in vegetables are great for your health. They can help reduce the risk of strokes, cancer, heart diseases and type-2 diabetes. You can quickly slice up some red and green pepper, carrots, broccoli, and pop them in a Tupperware with some cherry tomatoes. Adding some hummus or cottage cheese is also an option.
Nuts are high in protein and fibre and rich in energy and nutrients which make them perfect for giving you a boost at work. They are easy to pack and ideal for munching on both at your desk and on the move. Walnuts, cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, and pecans are some of the best options.
4. Greek Yoghurt
If you have a fridge at work then Greek yoghurt is a great snack option. It is high in protein and calcium and will also satisfy your sweet tooth.
5. Dark Chocolate
Your usual chocolate bars don’t really count as a healthy snack, but in moderation a bit of dark chocolate is good for you. Dark chocolate is actually known to be a mood enhancer and it is also high in antioxidants and iron.
Snacks are important throughout the day for maintaining steady blood sugar and keeping energy levels up. Choosing the healthy options will not only be beneficial for your health but will also have a positive impact on how you perform at work.
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