How Protein Can be a Healthy Office Snack and Treat in One
Choosing the right snacks for the office is no small task. First of all, you’ll need to find treats that mostly everyone likes and can enjoy (taking allergens and dietary restrictions into consideration). Then you’ll need to think about logistics. Where can you store these snacks? Will they make a mess? How will they make your team feel – you don’t want anything that’ll leave them feeling sluggish and weighed down!
Our recommendation? Protein.
Here are a few reasons why you should add high-protein snacks to the break room and some inspiration for which healthy office snacks also taste great.
Why High Protein Snacks are Best For Work
Protein is good for you in more ways than one. Here are some benefits of eating protein-rich snacks.
Food is energy, but not all snacks are created equal. Protein is the best snack for long-lasting stamina because it helps form the building blocks for muscle and tissue (hence why athletes eat meals high in protein after a workout).
Healthy protein snacks can help your employees power through the day by giving them the long-lasting energy they need.
Helps You Feel Satisfied
Protein also keeps you feeling full longer. Compared to other macronutrients like fat and carbohydrates, protein is by far the best at reducing appetite and hunger levels. This is because protein reduces levels of the hunger hormone (ghrelin) and also boosts the levels of peptide YY that makes you feel full.
Offering high-protein office snacks can help keep the “hangry” at bay so your team feels satisfied and productive.
Protein is also known to boost your body’s metabolism for a short while after eating it. It’s no secret that office work isn’t the most active, but eating protein is a great way to promote digestion and burn more calories around the workplace.
If you haven’t guessed by now, protein is incredibly beneficial for your health. This also extends to your bones. Multiple studies have found that protein has major benefits for bone health. More specifically, research has found that individuals who eat more protein are able to maintain their bone mass better as they age.
Introducing high-protein office snacks can help improve your employees’ health in the long term without them even realizing it.
Lower Blood Pressure
Finally, we can’t end the list without mentioning the positive effects protein snacks can have on blood pressure. Multiple studies have found that higher protein intake can help lower blood pressure – a major contributor to heart attacks and strokes. This is yet another example of how adding high-protein snacks to the office can benefit your team’s physical health.
Choose ColdSnap for Healthy Office Protein Snacks
While beef jerky and nuts are good options, nothing hits the spot quite like a protein shake. With ColdSnap, your employees can whip up a frozen protein shake in mere minutes. Not sold yet? Here are some other reasons to choose ColdSnap for your healthy office snacks:
The perfect portion for snacking: Shelf-stable, single-serve pods ensure you’re not wasting product, just enjoying a quality protein source in dairy and non-dairy options.
Convenient: Pods are delivered straight to your office and can be easily stored in a cabinet without taking up much room.
Delicious: You’ll have a tasty, refreshing high-protein snack ready in about 90 seconds. Perfect for your lunch break or quick midday pick-me-up.
Easy to Clean: There’s no preparation or cleanup required. Additionally, there are no smelly or loud mixing bottles that could make the office uncomfortable.
Versatile: Craving something other than a protein shake? ColdSnap makes many other office treats like frozen coffee, frozen smoothies, premium ice cream, and even frozen cocktails and boozy ice cream for work happy hour.
Contact us today to learn more about ColdSnap, a soon-to-be-released rapid-freezing appliance that produces single servings of frozen confections and frozen beverages in your office in under 2 minutes.
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