You sit all day? Then you should reach for these foods!
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Anyone who does an office job sits all day - and that is at the expense of health. With these foods, you protect your body against the resulting diseases.
Germans sit too much, an average of seven hours a day. And that damages your body immensely. The metabolism and the cardiovascular system run on the back burner when sitting, which results in an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and weak veins. What can be done about it? Movement is essential for people who do their work while sitting. And the right foods also help against high blood pressure and Co.
Nuts and fish
As nutrition expert Piya Tony Vacharasanee explains in an interview with "Eat this", nuts and fish, such as salmon, eel, or herring, are particularly good foods if you sit a lot. The reason: They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are required for essential metabolic processes in the body. Almonds are also a good source of vitamin E, which protects cells and ensures beautiful skin.
There is a lot of bromelain in pineapple, which has anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties. The fruit is rich in vitamins (vitamins C, E, and A) and has a very basic effect due to its minerals. This means that it regulates your acid-base balance in the body. And that in turn ensures that you react more calmly in stressful situations.
Avocados contain a lot of unsaturated fatty acids that keep your muscle cells healthy - and fight belly fat effectively. Also, the fruit contains a large number of important nutrients that play an important role in our health: phytosterols reduce cholesterol absorption and fiber helps regulate blood sugar.
Okay, your coworkers won't be quite as pleased if you've had too much garlic in your meal. Nevertheless, you should occasionally rely on the odorous tuber, as it effectively fights inflammation in the body. Garlic also regulates fat levels and blood sugar levels.
Anyone who snacks berries over and over again ensures that the inflammation levels in the body are reduced. Why is that? The secondary plant substances in the fruits. The so-called flavonoids keep the cells elastic and thus prevent cardiovascular diseases and strengthen the immune system. They are also said to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.