April 22, 2014

Healthy Vending at Work: Seven Healthier Ways to Quench Your Thirst

  1.  Water – The purest drink.  Water has nothing artificial – colors, flavors, etc. It does wonders for the body, and you are supposed to drink 8 glasses a day.  Enjoy!
  2. Enhanced Waters – While most of these waters do contain sugar or sugar-equivalents, they are enhanced with a mixture of vitamins and minerals. Many brands do have zero-calorie options, too.  Flavors are based on your desired health benefit such as Vitamin C, Added Energy, Focus, and Essential Vitamins. Each has a different mix of vitamins and minerals and they usually provide a significant amount of the recommended daily allowance.
  3. Milk – A single cup of skim milk only has 83 calories, zero fat, 1/6 of your daily protein, and about 1/3 of your daily calcium needs. That’s a lot of benefits with very little calories!
  4. Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies – Naked Juice comes to mind, but V-8 and others also have great tasting fruit drinks boosted with vegetables. These drinks claim “No Sugar Added” but because of nature of fruits, they do have a high-sugar content.  However, they contain multiple fruit servings, are fat-free and pack a lot of vitamins A, B and C and minerals.
  5. Tea – Be sure to choose “Unsweetened,” and you will be refreshed with zero calories. Plus, tea is rich in antioxidants, which can benefit your heart and may even help fight cancer.
  6. Fresh Fruit – Eating a fresh orange just looks good, smells good, and tastes great! It’s refreshing, low-calorie, high in vitamins and fiber and will quench your thirst better than a cola. Plus, your hands will smell fresh for hours.
  7. Diet and Ten Calorie Sodas – Zero-calorie drinks are made entirely with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium, where ten-calorie beverages have a touch of high-fructose corn syrup in them to reduce the “artificial” flavor or aftertaste.


Company Kitchen is a revolutionary micro market that provides employees more variety of food and drink and fresher, healthier options 24/7.  CK offers all the above choices and more.  Best of all, installing a Company Kitchen is FREE, and employees love the increased selection and convenience.  To get more information, visit the Get Started With CK page.