Can Vending Be Healthy?

Posted in: Industry News | by: Olid Uddin

Previously, the word ‘vending’ and ‘healthy’ would most likely not go hand in hand, let alone in the same sentence. Snack vending is usually associated with mounds of salty crisps and fatty chocolates bound to guarantee that you resemble a whale-human hybrid in time for Christmas.

In recent years ‘clean eating’ has become increasingly popular. The concept here is not about necessarily eating fewer calories but about focusing more about what you put inside your body and how it is digested. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is something that Connect Vending values. Here, we endeavour to provide a service for both those individuals who are interested in eating green and looking lean, but also for those looking for that 4pm sugar rush.

In reality, it is inevitable that whether or not your intentions between the hours of 9am and 3pm were to curb those bad eating habits, by 4pm you’re considering throwing in the towel and give into temptation. To meet these unavoidable desires, Connect Vending provides healthier snack options that will curb your cravings without destroying your previously healthy day.

If you’re looking for a healthy mid-morning snack there are Kellogg’s Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bars or Nature Valley’s honey and yoghurt bars. These products are both low in saturated fat and are good sources of fibre. Alternatively if you’re feeling a late afternoon sugar-low, Belvita is the perfect healthy sweet afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea. Likewise, Velvet Crunch’s Thai Sweet Chilli crisps are also an excellent alternative.

Nevertheless, more often than not people do not choose healthy vending snacks. Whilst providing healthier options in vending machines can eliminate the issue of convenience, where individuals would choose a chocolates or crisps to provide them with that quick sugar fix, these fatty foods still persist to be the most popular vending products. However, the occasional bar of chocolate does have benefits including containing serotonin and encouraging releasing endorphins.

So whilst clean eating and choosing healthy alternatives is important, eating snacks possess hidden benefits that are indispensable to our happiness.

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