1) Make water easy to access.
2) Offer fruits and veggies on-site.
Running through the drive-thru before or after work is easy. Taking the time to slow down and think about what you’re eating and how it fits with the rest of what you’ve eaten that day can be hard work.
Almost everyone has some sort of treat on their birthday. Over time, we associate treats with celebrations and good feelings. Ever stress eat when things don’t seem to be going your way? This habit is basically a ritual to summon good feelings – even if those good feelings don’t address the problem causing you stress.
Eggs, yogurt and nuts are great ways to include protein in your breakfast.
Everyone has ups and downs when it comes to their work. But if you feel like you've been dragging recently, making some quick additions to your diet might
be just the boost you need to get back on track. Check out our top three favorite "superfoods" to help you stay energized and focused in the workplace:
Not only does green tea provide powerful antioxidants, it's also a natural energy booster without negative side effects.
The caffeine in dark chocolate comes in handy for feeling more energetic, and it can help you focus as well. Plus, it contains magnesium, a natural stress reliever.
Grab a banana to get your daily dose of energy-enhancing glucose without unneeded carbs. It'll fill you up as a snack between meals, helping you concentrate on your work instead of your next meal.
And the very best part of these productivity-boosting foods: You can find all three in your Burch Micro-Market.
Eating healthy isn’t always easy, and it’s especially tough if you find yourself in a rut of eating the same foods over and over. Ever experienced salad burn-out? But there are a lot of great, healthy options out there. Just look in your Burch break room for inspiration:
While small, they are nutrient-packed are a perfect add-on to your meal or a quick snack. They help in building your immune system, are great for your hair and skin health, and have been known to help reduce blood pressure and fight cholesterol.
Nuts such as almonds contain lots of healthy fats as well as fiber and protein. They also have a good dose of vitamin D, and can even help promote weight loss.
Offering up a large dose of potassium, bananas not only fill you up, but can have a positive affect on blood pressure. They can also reduce your risk of stroke or heart attack, and provide a boost to your bones and kidneys as well.
Interested in exploring more healthy food options? Check out your nearest Burch break room or explore our Micro-Market options: http://www.burchfood.com/micro-markets.html
Most of us have heard the slogan “Beef – It’s what’s for dinner.” However, a majority of Americans choose poultry over beef for their main source of meat* – and for good reason. With less cholesterol and saturated fat, poultry is healthier than red meat. But with more than one poultry option, it can be hard to narrow down which type will best help you achieve health goals. The chart below should make your choice easier by offering a direct side-by-side comparison of turkey and chicken for seven nutritional categories.
When it comes to calories and fat, turkey is the clear winner over chicken. A three-ounce serving of boneless, skinless turkey breast contains fewer calories than a chicken breast of the same size. In terms of overall fat and saturated fat, turkey also defeats chicken by having fewer grams of both. And it’s delicious, especially in the smoked turkey and Swiss sandwich on a ciabatta bun, available in your Burch breakroom.
Although it contains more fat and calories, chicken offers several health benefits, such as a higher level of protein compared to turkey. It also has more Omega-3 and Omega-6 to help support brain function and heart health. Finally, chicken contains less sodium, a known contributor to heart disease.**
If you’re focused on heart health, chicken is a better choice over turkey. And you don’t have to sacrifice taste for more nutrition with Burch breakroom’s spicy chicken sandwich.
Even though chicken and turkey have different advantages, they are both good protein choices. Each contains vitamins and minerals that help prevent bone loss, promote muscle growth and keep your metabolism working. To see how we can bring turkey and chicken options to your breakroom, request a demo today.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” So said a 1917 article in Good Health magazine. As it turns out, the editor of the magazine was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, co-inventor of Corn Flakes. Even though Dr. Kellogg had financial motives to popularize that statement, he was correct – and modern science backs him up: Eating breakfast daily has lasting health benefits. Here are a few of them:
Type 2 diabetes
Fluctuating or consistently high glucose levels can lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. If you skip breakfast, your glucose levels stay low throughout the morning then become too high after lunch. Eating within two hours of waking boosts your glucose level early in the day, which means it fluctuates less for the rest of the day, lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes.
According to recent studies, stable glucose levels that come from a healthy breakfast result in a greater level of alertness. Over time, this enhances memory, attention, reasoning and creativity throughout your entire day, making you more efficient.
Foods with complex carbohydrates, such as vegetables and nuts, break down over time. This means sugar and nutrients will be released into your system slowly throughout the morning, giving you a steady boost of energy. This boost makes you more productive early in the day and results in more activity for the rest of the day.
While trying to achieve weight goals, it may seem like skipping meals in the morning would help you lose weight. However, canceling breakfast has the opposite effect. When you eat breakfast, you generally do not feel as hungry at lunch and dinner, which means you eat less throughout the day. Combined with an increased activity level, this helps you maintain a healthy weight or even lose weight, which also results in a reduced risk of heart disease.
Although skipping breakfast is a temptation on busy mornings, breakfast is actually an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Try foods like
breakfast bars, fruit, eggs, yogurt and other items that can be found in your Burch breakroom. Learn more about everything we have to offer: