What Do You Eat At Work?
We all know the effect food has on our health, but according to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the food we eat at work can also directly affect our work productivity and performance. That means the key to higher profits may actually be on your employees’ plate.
If you’re looking to retain a productive and engaged workforce, it’s time to trade in those morning donuts for more nutritious meals. Take a look at the real benefits of investing in your employees’ health, and find out how a simple meal can transform your workers into a dedicated team.
According to the study, workers who ate 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables on 4 or more days in a week were 20% more likely to have higher job performance.
Workers who ate healthy all day were 25% more likely to have higher job performance.
Absenteeism was 27% lower for workers who ate healthy and exercised regularly. Additionally, their job performance was 11% higher than their peers.
There are real benefits of providing your employees with nutrient-rich foods. Healthy options can transform your employees into a powerful workforce.
This super food, rich with Omega-3 fatty acids, is also a good source of iron. People with iron deficiency have demonstrated as much as 30% impairment in physical work capacity and performance.
2. Red Roasted Potatoes
Despite their bad rep, potatoes are nutritious, and are even high in complex carbohydrates and fiber when eaten with the skin on. In fact, one medium-size roasted potato (with the skin) provides 25 mg of Vitamin C, which is more than 40% of the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) along with 20% of the RDA of Vitamin B6.
3. Glazed Carrots
This excellent source of Vitamin A is necessary for healthy vision and a strong immune system to fight infections. A serving of glazed carrots provides 2 g of dietary fiber, or 8% of the daily recommended intake. Dietary fiber lowers levels of cholesterol in the blood and may reduce risk for heart disease.