Eat at your Workstation – these five healthy foods

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012
This article was posted in Be Your Own Mentor

Eat at your workstation only healthy foods – wondering if this was ever possible?

Time and again we all know sitting all day long at the desk  isn’t really good for the health. Unfortunately, there aren’t any feasible options to this mode of working. While you cannot just leave your job, you can certainly do something which can be advantageous for the health. Consuming the appropriate sort of fruits might help you overcome the unfavorable effects of sitting like a robot all day.
Here are five power foods you can enjoy while sitting at your desk. Now you can carry these five healthy foods to eat at your workstation and they can work wonders for your heart, blood pressure, and can even improve your memory and concentration.

Walnuts
eat at your workstationSome 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
eat at your workstationPolyphenols, 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.

Popcorn
eat at your workstationIf 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.

Dark Chocolate
eat at your workstationThis, 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 levels.

Fruits
eat at your workstationNot 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.

So now you can comfortably be sitting and working all day long with these five healthy foods to eat at your workstation.