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Healthy Office Snacks

Healthy Office Snacks


Craving an afternoon snack at the office? Before you head to the vending machine, remember that more matters. More fruits and vegetables, that is.

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month is a September health initiative focused on encouraging Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. You probably already know that a balanced diet has tremendous health benefits, but it’s important to make smart choices for snacks – not just for meals. Including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet can lower your risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.

Healthy snacking can be difficult in the workplace, where convenient choices for that midday bite might be limited. If that’s the case, bring your own snacks! For some excellent tips, download this handy guide to making your snack routine a healthier one.

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