The Power of Fresh Fruit in the Workplace: Boosting Health, Energy, and Productivity

The healthy eating trend is taking over! But we're not just talking about those diet fads and gloopy green smoothies. Nope, we're talking about good old-fashioned healthy eating: cutting down on the sugary treats and filling up on protein, fruit, and veggies. It's a tasty way to fuel the body and keep you going strong throughout the day!

When it comes to office snacks, it's not only about biscuits and pastries. The fresh fruit box is stealing the show and becoming a staple in corporate kitchens. And it's not just because fresh fruit is delectable. There are countless short-term and long-term benefits that come from munching on fruit at work. Your staff's health and the overall workplace get a serious boost!

An extra dose of vitamins and minerals

Winter bugs don't stand a chance when you've got fresh office fruit on hand. It's like a force field for your immune system! Fruits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that strengthen the body and keep you feeling on top of your game:

- Vitamin C: The superhero that fights off the bad guys and keeps your immune system in tip-top shape. You'll find it in all citrus fruits, ready to save the day.
- Vitamin A: This powerful defender battles infections, tames inflammation, and gives your brain, heart, kidneys, and immune system a boost. Stone fruits like apricots and nectarines are the secret weapons.
- Vitamin E: It's like a shield for your immune system, a ray of sunshine for your eyes, and a glowing potion for healthy skin. Berries and kiwi fruit are the sources you need.
- Potassium: Your secret weapon for maintaining blood pressure, keeping your cardiovascular system happy, and banishing fatigue. Don't forget to load up on bananas, oranges, honeydew melons, and apricots.
- Fibre: The hero that keeps your bowels happy, maintains blood sugar levels, and keeps your overall health in check. You'll find it in apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, and raspberries. They've got your back.

A nutritious way to boost energy levels

We get it, the British love their coffee. But there's a world of healthy energy options out there that can put that caffeine addiction to shame. Fresh fruit is nature's answer to keeping you energised throughout the day. So when that dreaded 3pm slump hits, you can reach for a fruity snack guilt-free!

And guess what? An apple will give you more energy than that cup of joe. Yup, you heard me right! So why not keep a bunch of them in the office? Research has even shown that oranges, grapefruit, berries, and melons can help you stay sharp and focused. Fruit is like a battery pack for your brain!

Banishing the temptation of naughty snacks

We've all been there—the mid-afternoon slump when the sugar cravings start to taunt us. The chocolate and sweets beckon, and our willpower wavers. But fear not! Fresh seasonal fruit swoops in to save the day and puts an end to those unhealthy snacking habits.

High-fibre fruits like apples, pears, and raspberries are your allies here. They have a magical ability to make you feel fuller, meaning those pesky hunger pangs won't stand a chance. So say goodbye to the pastries and hello to the juicy goodness of fruit!

Helps reduce the risk of serious illness

While there's no one food that can single-handedly prevent cancer, a balanced diet packed with fresh fruit and veggies can certainly lower the risk, according to Cancer Research UK. Certain fruits are like superheroes for your cells, loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that make everything function optimally. They're like the bodyguards against type 2 diabetes, stroke risk, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses.

Gently wakes up the digestive system

You know that groggy feeling you get in the morning? When your mind and body are still hitting that snooze button? Fruit is the best way to kickstart your day and get you firing on all cylinders. Not only is it a lighter option than some cooked breakfasts, but it's also delicious and versatile. Why not try a smoothie bowl or yoghurt, fruit and granola?

Good food boosts office morale

The connection between our stomachs and our brains is no joke. In fact, our gut is home to a whopping 90% of our serotonin receptors—those little chemical messengers responsible for regulating our moods. So what we eat has a massive impact on our overall well-being, along with our emotions.

According to the wise folks at Victoria Health, a balanced and healthy diet can work wonders for our mental state. It can increase feelings of wellness and even improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. So why not keep those happy hormones flowing in your office? By supplying your staff with a constant stash of fresh, juicy fruit, you'll be supporting their physical and mental health.

Check out our handy infographic to learn some fun fruit facts!

Seasonal fruit delivery for the office

With Feedr, you'll never have to worry about a lack of variety. We believe in sourcing the freshest local produce for your office, which guarantees top-notch quality and supports our local UK businesses. Groceries, done right!

Throughout the year, you'll consistently find these trusty staples gracing your fruit box:

- Apples
- Bananas
- Pears
- Oranges

Depending on the time of year, you'll also enjoy seasonal variety including:

  • Stone fruit like peaches, nectarines and plums
  • Mandarins
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Passionfruit
  • Strawberries

Ready to order fresh fruit for your office kitchen?

To kickstart this healthy habit in your office, all you need to do is get in touch with Feedr and we will organise a weekly office fruit box delivery that suits all tastes and budgets. For maximum flexibility you can amend or cancel your order at any time. And best of all, you'll receive one consolidated invoice for all your fruit deliveries, making it easier for your accounts department to stay on top of payments. Email us at [email protected] to get in touch with one of our experts who can provide you with a quote.

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