Why Eat “Fruit Flavoured” When You Can Eat REAL Fruit?

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that most candy is fruit flavoured, despite containing absolutely none of the nutritional value. If you like the taste of strawberry flavoured candy, why not have the real thing and get some health benefits from your yummy snack?

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CHALLENGE: FRUIT-FLAVOURED SNACK BOWL

Is there a communal candy bowl at your work, fruit flavoured or not? Research shows that when treat-type foods are close by at work, you’re more likely to nibble. Trying to resist those treats can be distracting, leading to less productive work time.

SOLUTION: REMOVE COMMUNAL SNACK BOWL AND/OR REPLACE WITH FRUIT BOWL

Keeping a workplace common areas free of treats benefits everyone. Instead, put out a fresh fruit bowl for everyone or bring one for yourself as a healthy snack. If you’re doing a communal bowl keep it free, charge a small fee, or take turns filling it up with a variety of fruits.

If your coworkers aren’t interested in participating in this health improvement, keep fruit on hand for yourself at the office to help you avoid the unhealthy snacks.

Come back tomorrow for more nutrition tips! 

Remember to eat health & live happy,

Anna Gofeld, RD

*this month's tips inspirations come from the Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign Resources Manual for Dietitians

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