Surprising Fruits that Count Towards Your 5 a Day

A common childhood lesson instilled in all of us is to eat your daily five servings of fruit and vegetables to stay fit and healthy. However, with the ever increasing demands of life, finding the time to meet this target can be difficult.

At Fruidel, we believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle starts in the office. Our bespoke baskets offer a wide range of delicious fruit to help you reach your five a day target. It is no wonder why over 1,000 companies across the UK share our belief that a healthier workforce is a happier workforce.

Read on to discover the surprising fruits that can snap your afternoon productivity slump while counting towards your five a day!

Pears

The much maligned pear has long been considered the scourge of childhood packed lunches. Such a highly nutritious, and quite frankly delicious, fruit deserves a second chance for those keen to fast track towards better health.

Without any prep time needed to get tucked into a pear, you can receive an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, and potassium. According to a 2015 study, the fruit was linked to lessening the risk of type 2 diabetes and stroke.

Did we mention that for every fruit basket we deliver, we plant a tree with the International Tree Foundation? Embracing a green-first approach to the planet starts in your office today.

Raisins

Raisins are often disregarded as a high sugar, low nutrition snack but this could not be further from the truth. A 2020 study revealed that raisins are packed with antioxidants that help contribute to a better diet quality.

Better yet, raisins are best accompanied with friends. Our top tip is to mix raisins with nuts to pack a serious one-two punch of antioxidants and protein.

Grapes

Hailing back almost 8,000 years, grapes have long been synonymous with healthy lifestyles. The Ancient Romans not only incorporated grapes in their daily diet, but used the plant in the process of winemaking.

Although we can’t vouch for wine, a 2013 study into the composition of grapes revealed that they contain a number of antioxidants that can help your body to protect vital cells. Moreover, the same researchers found that grapes aided in the lowering of cholesterol.

For an extra health boost, pair grapes with nutritious dips to supercharge their benefits. Our customisable fruit baskets feature a diverse selection of wholesome foods to satisfy any palate. Discover more by contacting a friendly member of the Fruidel team today.

Apples

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a well-worn phrase in the UK. While its delivery has evolved since its origin in 1866, its ‘core’ message endures. But just how much truth is there to the health benefits of an apple?

A recent study published by the University of Silesia found that apples are “a source of at least a dozen valuable substances that improve the functioning of the body”. These potent substances help reduce the risk of respiratory disease, lower blood pressure, and even help reverse baldness.

Plums

Did you know that the United Kingdom produced 4,099 tonnes of plums in 2022?

While plums might not be the first fruit that comes to mind for your five a day, these juicy delights are nutritional powerhouses. Rich in plant compounds containing antioxidant properties, plums also contain healthy acids that help regulate blood sugar levels, according to a 2016 investigation.

Blueberries

Okay, we admit that the ‘superfood’ is already considered a giant in the healthy eating sphere, but blueberries really do live up to their sparkling reputation.

Blueberries, according to a 2019 study, boast “anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and vasoprotective effects (that) contribute to well-regulated glucose delivery to insulin-sensitive tissues and good metabolic function”. This means better protection against ageing, lowering cholesterol, and preventing heart disease.

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Integrating Fruit Into A Healthy Office Lifestyle

Commitment to a healthier office lifestyle has never been easier. At Fruidel, we offer a seamless service tailored to your team’s needs. Whether you need a Monday delivery to kickstart the week or a midweek boost to avoid the pre-weekend slump, we adapt to your office schedule.

Promoting healthy eating in the office is more than just providing a nutritious snack – it is a proven method of energising the workforce. According to a 2023 report, 53% of employees felt more productive when provided with food, and 82% said it offered an opportunity to connect with coworkers.

Concluding Thoughts

In today’s fast-paced workplace, achieving your five a day begins in the office. Fruidel is excited to lead the movement towards a health-oriented workforce that prioritises our client’s well-being above anything else.

Whether you enjoy traditional fruits like bananas and oranges or prefer more surprising health foods like plums, Fruidel offers tailored packages to suit your office needs. Your journey towards a healthy and vibrant office environment is just a call away.