IS THIS THE END OF THE OFFICE BIRTHDAY CAKE?
Instead of celebrating Bob in marketing’s birthday with a three-tiered black forest cake, experts want office workers to raise an apple and a few almonds in his honour instead.
A “cake culture” in workplaces is apparently to blame for the rise in employees with rotten teeth. “For many people, the workplace is now the primary site of their sugar intake and is contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health,” professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at England’s Royal College of Surgeons warns. Recent UK research shows that 42 per cent of office workers gained up to 6.5kg in the past year. Snacking and boredom are the main culprits.
Hunt says the solution is to swap sweet treats for healthy (yet tasty) options such as fruit platters, nuts and cheese. A guilt-free protein-packed bliss ball won’t go astray, either.