How does the sugar in fruit affect performance and is it a good option as a snack in the workplace?
There is a balance, like anything in business and life, between good and not as good as it relates to sugar in fruit. Some fruits are better than others and for many having fruit for snacks is a great step in the right direction towards living a healthier life. Focus on progress, not perfection.
Fruit is good because:
The drawback is that many fruits have a high glycemic index (high in sugar) which spikes blood sugar and leads to a crash later. See above for a list of fruits that help to neutralize blood sugar leading to more productivity and and higher functioning human machine.
Check out MyFitnessPal to help with tracking your fruit intake and if you're wondering the sugar content in fruit, type the fruit into Google and the nutritional information will pop up right there for you.
Offering fruit, especially those listed on the right, are a much better choice than the highly processed, high sugar, trans fat laden pastries lying in many break room vending machines.
10x Traction Wellness is experienced in helping businesses set up healthy snack options for their employees and we specialize in Career Integrated Wellness ©. Please contact jon@10xtractionwellness to get the conversation started around offering healthy snacks at your workplace.