Did you know that there is actually a National Trail Mix Day? Well there is, and it is recognized annually on August 31. With a day designated to celebrate this snack, it must mean that it offers some pretty outstanding benefits – and it does!
Trail mix is a snack food that outdoor recreational enthusiasts often munch on as well as office workers. It is comprised of a mixture of nuts and dried fruits (sometimes chocolate chips are added for an extra touch of sweetness,) it’s portable, and it’s convenient to eat.
The ingredients in trail mix are chosen because of the nutritional benefits they provide. Nuts, for example, are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats: two fats that are good for you. Nuts are also contain a high percentage of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Dried fruits, such as raisins and apricots, also offer a high percentage of fiber. For instance, eating just one half of a cup of dried apricots gives you 19 percent of your recommended daily intake for fiber. Apricots also are high in potassium, which is an important component for maintaining healthy blood pressure. Dried fruits are low on the calorie scale as well, but are high in healthy fats and contain antioxidants, making them an excellent health food choice.
When nuts and fruits are combined, like they are in trail mix, they create a super snack that offers tons of energy, provides valuable nutrition, and has very little calories.
Given all of the benefits of trail mix, this snack is an ideal choice to offer in your company’s vending machines. It comes in packages that are easy to store in a vending machine, it is easily portable, and it is an excellent way to give your employees a healthy pick-me-up when hunger pangs strike.
If you are looking for a healthy snack to offer your employees, trail mix should certainly be an offering in your company’s vending machine.
Contact Sun Vending at 949-717-7632 to learn how you can get trail mix into your company’s vending machine.