Types of Snacks to Avoid in the Office

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We all are allowed to have cravings and satisfy our sweet tooth once in a while. But when it comes to the office, it is important to be a little bit more mindful of what we eat and snack on. This is because whatever we feed our bodies has the power to skyrocket our productivity or reduce it to zero.

The good news, however, is that there are a lot of different options for everyone. You can go for some healthy salty snacks or sweet and sour options. The bad news is that there are equally not-so-good options you can be tempted by sometimes. Here are some that you need to avoid.

Potato Chips

We have to admit that most people reach out for potato chips every time they think of snacks. Well, bringing this habit to the office might not be the best idea.  While this is potentially one of the best snacks to make your favorite movie more enjoyable, it is not the best option when you want to boost energy and motivation to work.

One of the reasons is that they are high in carbs. This leads to rising blood sugar, leaving you dissatisfied. Instead of this, you can reach out for kale chips if you want that crunch. These not only have low calories but are also rich in vitamins and nutrients.

Muffins and Cakes

Besides chips, muffins and cakes seem to be the next best snack everyone is obsessed with. Well, if you just got home from a long day of working and want to treat yourself to some dessert and coffee, by all means, have all the muffins and cakes you want.

However, if you are feeling a little low and want an energy boost, anything high in sugar is the last thing that should be on your mind. Instead of these, how about some dark chocolate?

Power Bars

You have probably already heard of these and get hyped up enough to believe they are actually power bars and meant to power you up and see you through another long office hour. The truth is, they are no better than candy bars.

The so-called “natural” bars are equally not as good. They may be loaded with processed sugars and syrup. Before you get one, check the ingredients to figure out what it is made of. Instead of these bars, you can go for homemade protein energy balls, whose ingredients you are sure of.

Peanuts

Now before you raise your eyebrows, we are all aware that peanuts are one of the most nutritious snacks, packed with calories, protein, and fat. However, for this same reason, it could also not be the best for you. The point is that too much of something is harmful, no matter how good it may seem.

You may want to justify the fact that the fat in peanuts is healthy. Unfortunately, anything more than half a cup is no good for you at the office. The recommended amount of peanuts you can take is an ounce or at the most a ¼ cup.

Energy Drinks

It is such a relief that most people are now more knowledgeable about energy drinks. By now, you probably already know that there are a lot of health risks related to energy drinks.