By MensXP.com : We've all heard it times and
again that sitting all day long at the desk isn't really good for the
health. Sadly, there aren't any feasible alternatives to this mode of
While you can't just leave your job, you can surely do something which is
beneficial for your health. Eating the right kind of fruits can help you
overcome the negative effects of sitting like a robot all day.
Here are five power foods you can enjoy while sitting at your desk. They can
work wonders for your heart, blood pressure, and can even improve your
memory and concentration.
Some new researches have pointed out that walnuts have more (and better
quality) antioxidants than almonds, peanuts, pistachios and many other nuts.
All nuts have been found to improve lipids and can reduce the risk of heart
diseases. Walnuts have also been found to enhance cognitive and motor
function in animals with Alzheimer's. Experts recommend seven walnuts a day.
Cup of Green Tea
Polyphenols, one of the major ingredients of green tea, is known to help
repair the damaged DNA and stimulate the immune system. Besides, research
shows that green tea also helps in reducing the risk of cancers, including
skin cancer and prostate cancer.
If there ever was a list of healthy snacks, this is definitely going to be
on the list. In fact, many say that popcorn is the healthiest snack
available. It is 100 percent whole grain and is big on fiber and
antioxidants. If you can air-pop your popcorn and add a minimal quantity of
salt, you'd have the best popcorn, say experts. If your office has a
microwave, just make sure you bring a pack of low sodium popcorn to work.
This, too, contains those powerful antioxidants called Polyphenols which
combat the risk factors (like oxidation of LDL cholesterol) for heart
diseases and also inhibit clotting. Studies have also indicated that
consuming a small bar of dark chocolate daily can reduce blood pressure in
people with mild hypertension. Caffeine, another active ingredient of dark
chocolate, can give you that much-required kick and a boost in concentration
Not only they help you conquer that “false hunger”, they are also brimming
with nutrients which are needed to keep you going all day. You can choose
between apples, bananas, mangoes, oranges, papayas etc. but make sure you
carry some fruits to the office on a daily basis. (MensXP.com)