Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Vegetarian options increase as a third eat less meat

According to new research carried out for the Vegetarian Society over the last 12 months, just under a third of those spoken to said that they have reduced the amount of meat they were eating. An additional 10 per cent said that they were thinking about cutting down on the amount of meat they currently eat, or even wanted to stop eating it entirely.

The report was produced by NatCen, one of the leading independent institutes on social research, and it revealed that 44 per cent of those surveyed were either eating less meat, no meat, or strongly considering reducing the amount of meat they were eating.

The main reason for most people making this decision came down to health, with 58 per cent of those asked saying that this was the main factor. Other influences included a desire to save money, concerns over animal welfare, and concerns over food safety. These views were shared by roughly a fifth of the participants. A final reason for one in ten was in relation to environmental concerns.

This change in dietary trends has led to restaurants and catering agencies offering more vegetarian options to reflect the shift in public opinion. New research reveals that of all new menu items introduced, 30 per cent are vegetarian, and in some leading pub chains, 19 per cent of all choices are aimed at those choosing not to eat meat.

The chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, Lynne Elliot, said that: “there is an increasing awareness of the issues relating to our food choices, and that has resulted in a large number of people reducing the amount of meat they eat or cutting it out altogether.”

Friday, 12 February 2016

Kick out unhealthy snacking

You know how it goes, it gets to 2pm and you’re feeling tired and craving something sweet to lift you up and get you through the afternoon at work. So you reach for the biscuits. Or the doughnuts that someone has brought get the sugar hit but inevitably an energy slump afterwards and a guilty feeling to go with it.

What if there was a healthier way you could get that energy boost? One which boosts your immune system too? One that is proven to reduce stress hormones, defend against free radicals and help keep your heart healthy? A boost that makes you feel better in your body and your mind?

Heart Research UK says that 80% of heart disease cases can be prevented by making changes to diet and lifestyle and recommends preparing for the afternoon office slump with a handful of nuts, seeds and fruits, "packed with those healthy mono-unsaturated fats while satisfying that craving for something sweet."

Thanks to Jasper’s there is an easy way to get these in your workplace and at your fingertips. Our Snack Shacks and Snack Boxes offer 24 different snacking items designed to kick out those unhealthy, energy-draining snacks for good! From blueberries and olives to raisins and raspberries, popcorn to pumpkin seeds, if you install a Snack Shack or Box in your workplace you’ll never by left grabbing for the biscuits again.

It couldn’t be easier to install Snack Shack or Snack Box in your workplace and support the health and well-being of your team:

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