Nutritional eating and the advantages of healthy vending machines

Nutritional eating and the advantages of healthy vending machines

There are a lot of factors that affect our health and wellbeing and one of the most important ones is healthy eating. Our growth and development depend on the food and drink that we consume. Food and drink fuels our bodies so that we have energy to carry out our daily activities including work and play, and also to survive. This means that it is important that we make good food choices and choose a healthy meal rather than sugary, salty snacks and fizzy drinks. A healthy meal consists of fruit and vegetables and contains nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein. These nutrients support our health and wellbeing and they regulate our body function. Healthy eating promotes good vision, beautiful skin, strong teeth and bones. It also supports our muscles and brain development. Healthy eating also reduces the risk of cold and flu by boosting our immune system and reduces the chance of developing life-threatening diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Vending machines

Vending machines are a popular way of purchasing food, especially when you are in a rush or on the go and do not have time or access to a proper meal. Vending machines are highly convenient. They offer a wide range of food products to meet your individual requirements and preferences, they are reasonably priced, conveniently located and packaged appropriately so that you can eat the food whilst you are walking around, at your desk, sitting without a table or simply too busy to sit down for a proper meal. The only issue is, what is being served by the vending machine. Traditional vending machines are loaded with salty snacks such as crisps and sugary treats such as chocolate bars and sweets. They offer caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee and often a wide variety of fizzy drinks as well. Occasionally you can enjoy the snacks and drinks offered by a vending machine as a treat or when there are no other food options available, however they should be avoided for regular use. The snacks and drinks found in traditional vending machines are responsible for a wide range of health complications. They promote obesity, poor dental health, digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion and constipation and they are also responsible for more serious complications such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is important that they are enjoyed in moderation and not consumed on a regular basis.

Benefits of healthy vending machines

Healthy vending machines are an excellent alternative to traditional vending machines. They are loaded with delicious, nutritious snacks that are packed full of vitamins and minerals and produced using fresh ingredients where possible. They can be used to replace traditional vending machines. They are environmentally friendly, modern and attractive. All they require is a metre square of empty space and a plug point, and the healthy vending machine can be monitored remotely for your added convenience.

Who needs healthy vending machines?

If you have space to instal a vending machine or you have a traditional vending machine then it is time that you replace it and you find out about healthy vending machines. This type of machine is suitable for an office, factory, shopping centre, educational institute, entertainment venue, hospital, gym or anywhere that has a waiting area. A healthy dispensing machine can encourage people to make better food choices rather than offering highly calorific and low nutrition snacks and drinks that may be delicious to eat, but cause a range of complications as mentioned. If you have a healthy vending machine then you can decide what you wish to stock by looking at a list of tried and tested food and drink products which are locally sourced, sustainable, recyclable and beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Alternatively you can have a selection of popular products that are well received and will encourage people to continue to purchase healthy snacks and drinks in replacement of traditional sugary and salty snacks and drinks.

By providing the people around you with better food options you will promote healthy eating in your community. You will reduce obesity, diabetes and heart disease and encourage a healthier nation that will exert less pressure on the NHS and enjoy good health and wellbeing instead. Find out more about healthy vending machines, the types of snacks and drinks that are available to fill these machines and how they can be  delivered, installed and managed on your behalf so that you do not have to worry about anything, rather you can enjoy the food and drinks yourself as well!

Clare Louise