For years, films have shown us young skater-types delivering baskets of muffins and sandwiches to workplaces. How many times have you been sitting in the office, only to get a donut delivered to your desk? Not many probably.
However, this American tradition is increasingly being replaced by a much more modern and healthier option: fruit.
What better to way to reward your employees, whilst ensuring that they’re getting something healthy to eat? Everyone knows that getting five portions of fruit and vegetables each day is important, but what are the real benefits to getting fruit delivered to the office?
1: Keeps sickness levels down
The cold. It is probably any business owner’s worst nightmare. It’s not exactly the worst illness to pick up, but as it’s so common, it affects a huge portion of the workforce. Throughout the winter months, you’ll probably have at least one or two sick days – a big problem if you don’t get paid. However, eating vitamin C-rich fruits could help build up your immune system and reduce the chance of catching a cold.
2: Prevents over-eating
When you’re sitting in the office, it’s easy to snack on unhealthy foods. The vending machine is often just a few feet away and when packed with crisps, chocolate and sweets, it’s far too tempting. However there are a growing number of businesses across the UK offering to deliver office fruit right to your office floor, so why not snack on an apple or an orange instead of calorific treats? You’ll still feel satisfied without having to forgo your evening meal.
3: Boosts energy
If you’re starting to lag half way through the day, but you’ve still got a whole afternoon of work ahead, your thoughts might turn to coffee. However, by putting the caffeine to one side and eating a piece of fruit, you’ll be able to enjoy a natural energy boost from the sugars found in the fruit.
4. Fights cancer
Unfortunately, there is still no cure for cancer, but certain fruit, such as grapes, are known to help prevent cancer spreading. The red and purple ones have something in them called resveratrol – it’s this that can stop the cells spreading. If you’re concerned about cancer, have a handful of red grapes a day to put your mind at rest.
5. Brightens the place up
Although fruit does have numerous health benefits, that’s not the only reason that you should consider getting it delivered to the workplace. Most offices look a bit drab, they’re usually grey, black, white or brown – not very stimulating. However, a bright and colourful fruit basket can instantly cheer the place up, in the same way that everyone smiles at a beautiful bunch of flowers.
These are the top five benefits of office fruit deliveries, but in reality, there are more reasons to get fruit delivered than not.
If your workplace hasn’t cottoned on to the advantages of these healthy deliveries, why not give them a push in the right direction? After all, employers will benefit just as much as the employees, thanks to reduced sickness rates and increased productivity.