We may be trying to shape up for summer but the stresses and strains of modern life are conspiring against us. A whopping 80% of British workers said that they choose junk food over healthy alternatives as a remedy for stress, a survey by office fruit delivery company Fruitdrop reveals. A tiny 7% of Brits eat fruit to raise their spirits on a bad day, instead choosing to reach for unhealthy comfort foods such as chocolate, crisps and biscuits.
Fruitdrop’s poll results reveal 65% of those choosing unhealthy snacks when stressed reach for sweet treats, with 53% of women favouring chocolate. Many Brits also routinely skip lunch, so it seems natural that cravings for high-energy sugary snacks may surface. A tiny 2% of 18-24 year olds say that they eat fruit when their spirits are low, whereas over 55s are much more likely to opt for a fruity snack when stressed, with a much healthier 13% selecting this option.
Ben Thompson, managing director of Fruitdrop, said: “Employers can help their workforce to stay healthy with a weekly fruit box delivery." Fruitdrop fruit boxes start at £20, containing enough fruit for up to 25 employees for a week.