If you are dependent on the foods that companies offer to their employees, free or paid, you should review your behavior immediately.
A recent US study found that food eaten by employees in their workplace is often unhealthy, whether it comes to free or purchased food from corporate canteens or on occasions.
A study of what adults ate in their work over the course of a week showed that one out of four people ate at work once or more and was generally full of useless calories, salts, fats and sugar.
These include pizza, soft drinks, biscuits, cakes and sweets, adding about 1,300 calories per day, the study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics showed.
“Most of these foods do not come from canteen or vending machines, but are offered free of charge on social occasions and meetings,” said Stephen Univerk, a senior researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Obesity Control in Atlanta, Georgia. .
The researchers relied on a representative sample of staff at the US level of 5,200 employees who participated in a survey conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture between 2012 and 2013 and asked them what they ate over the course of 7 days.
The researchers found that 23 percent of employees got food at work during the week, of which 17 percent received free food and 9 percent bought it.
The study found that food available in the workplace was 48.6 points on the 2010 Healthy Food Index, the same rate as the menu items in fast food restaurants.