Christmas may be a time of overindulgence in the office, especially in foods such as chocolate, dessert, and other sugary foods, however, don’t forget to eat your five a day when your at work. Not only does fruit taste great, but it’s super healthy, too. We’re not saying don’t enjoy yourself at Christmas, but we are saying to at least eat a handful of fruit a day, for the physical and mental benefits.
For example, many fruits are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and other important nutrients. Essentially, these help our bodies function correctly, including processes such as digestion, sleep, healthy skin, and consistent energy levels throughout the day.
This article will provide you with ten fruits to eat this Christmas, beginning with our personal office fruit box treat favourite, lychee.
Lychee fruit, originating from China, is a sweet and oval-shaped fruit, ideal for the holiday period. Often, lychee is found in varied dessert dishes, a great way to implement something sweet, tasty, and healthy into a Christmas classic. Lychee feature in these in our fruit boxes throughout the festive.
Our most popular office fruit, not just at Christmas but the whole year are Bananas, high in potassium and a good source of vitamin C, not to mention excellent for your blood pressure, aids with digestion, and provides you with much-needed energy.
Apples are a staple fruit in every fruit delivery, an absolute classic. If you’re not a fan of eating apple whole or are looking to mix it up this Christmas, consider an apple desert such as apple pie. Alternatively, make your own apple sauce – a great addition to the Christmas spread.
A bunch of grapes go a long way, especially when it comes to boosting your immune system, promoting eye health, and skin and hair care. Grapes go great with a cheese plate, something sweet to match the oh so delicious savory..
Oranges are well-known for their high levels of vitamin C, not to mention immune system boost. These also prevent damage to the skin and help lower cholesterol, alongside other diseases, such as cancer.
Pears are swept under the rug when it comes to the best fruit. However, pears taste great, are super sweet, and are packed full of essential fibre. This Christmas, why not make spiced pears? An excellent twist on a classic fruit, and jammed full of flavour, sneak some home from your office fruit box – I’m sure the boss won’t mind!
If you’re looking for an extra sweet treat this Christmas, consider sugar-coated plums. Plums may help reduce anxiety, blood sugar, will improve bone health, and reduce inflammation associated with heart disease.
Nectarines contain an excellent nutritional profile, rich in various vitamins and minerals and a superb sweet snack post-Christmas dinner. Many people think nectarines and peaches are the same; however, they are slightly different but contain similar structures and cells.
A favorite in our seasonal office fruit baskets Blueberries are an antioxidant superfood, also high in potassium and vitamin C. Blueberries can easily be whisked into numerous Christmas dessert recipes, including blueberry pie, yoghurt, or even muffins.
10. It’s Christmas time Clementines
The tenth and final fruit we have for you of course Clementines, watch out for the ones complete with dark, rich leaves in your Christmas office fruit box – they pack a punch!