Fruit is packed with vitamins to keep the body healthy

3 of our 5 a day should be eaten at work, healthy fruit will help employees feel happier. Here are just some of the benefits you and your employees will gain from eating fruit:

More Focus

Natural sugars in fruit gives us more energy, which helps with concentration

Show You Care

Showing your employees that you care about their health and well being, who in turn will feel appreciated and motivated.

Less Sick Days

By providing fruit for your staff they will have less sick days due to being healthier and happier.

 

Bananas:

Good for the bowel, weight loss and provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm, they have vitamin compounds for eye health and gives you extra energy.

Blueberries:

Reduce the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure). Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer.

Apples and Pears:

Can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes and potentially reduce the risk of having a stroke by 52%, they also give you extra energy throughout the day.

Strawberries:

Are full of vitamin C, which is well known as an immunity booster, as well as a powerful a fast working antioxidant, which helps prevent cataracts

 

Glycemic Index

The glycemic index (GI) Is a number associated with a particular type of food that indicates the food's effect on a person's blood glucose level (also called blood sugar).

 A value of 100 represents the standard, an equivalent amount of pure glucose.

The GI represents the total rise in a person's blood sugar level following consumption of the food; it may or may not represent the rapidity of the rise in blood sugar. The steepness of the rise can be influenced by a number of other factors, such as the quantity of fat eaten with the food.  The following guide may be useful to someone who needs to monitor their blood sugar such as diabetics:

Low Glycemic Index  
Cherries 22
Plums 24
Grapefruit 25
Peaches 28
Peach, canned in natural juice 30
Apples 34
Pears 41
Dried Apricots 32
Grapes 43
Coconut 45
Coconut Milk 41
Kiwi Fruit 47
Oranges 40
Strawberries 40
Prunes 29
Medium Glycemic Index  
Mango 60
Sultanas 56
Bananas 58
Raisins 64
Papaya 60
Figs 61
Pineapple 66
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
High Glycemic Index  
Watermelon 80
Dates 103
   
   
   
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Fruit Sugar Chart

You might also find out fruit sugar chart useful: