Nutrition

Several studies have shown that an individual’s nutritional diet can have physiological consequences for him or her. Indeed, certain nutrients can affect stress. Therefore, having a good diet can reduce stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders and increase the well-being ¬†of individuals.

Why is good information dissemination essential?

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The essential nutrient for stress reduction is magnesium. Magnesium can be found in various dried fruits, but also in bananas, blackcurrants and split peas. Also, foods containing omega 3 (salmon, sardines, herring, etc.), vitamin C (a multitude of fruits and vegetables), or vitamin B (peppers, parsley, bananas, avocados, etc.) are to be preferred to increase well-being and reduce stress.

Also, when an individual is suffering from stress, it is recommended to avoid certain foods that cause cortisol (stress hormone) secretion, such as sugary foods and drinks, fried foods, alcohol, caffeine or very salty foods.

Promoting a balanced diet in the workplace

Good nutrition has a considerable impact on the working conditions of employees. It is therefore essential that this becomes a concern for employers.

First of all, if the organisation has company restaurants, cafeterias or vending machines, it is essential to offer healthy and balanced food. However, this is not enough. Therefore, it may also be worthwhile to set up campaigns to fight obesity or promote good eating habits to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition for improving working conditions.

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The ultimate aim is to raise awareness among workers of the importance of adopting a balanced nutritional diet.