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5 Of The Best Foods To Eat If You Work At A Desk All Day

Do you sit at your desk all day? Eating these foods will help keep you healthy.

If you work a 9-to-5 desk job, you probably spend the majority of your day sitting. It may seem harmless, but prolonged sitting is linked to a number of health concerns, including obesity, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

The best thing you can do is move around all day, but if that’s not an option, you’ll want to counteract all the negative effects of sitting by maintaining a healthy diet. Here are five of the best foods to eat if you find yourself sedentary most of the week.

1. Nuts

Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help fight inflammation. In addition, since they contain healthy monounsaturated fats, they can also help you keep off weight and diminish belly fat. 

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2. Berries

Berries are considered superfoods for very good reason. They contain flavonoids called anthocyanins that help “turn off” inflammatory genes and fight against free radicals. They’re also loaded with a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

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3. Olive Oil

Consuming plenty of this heart-healthy fat is a great way to protect yourself against the increased risk of heart disease you get from staying stationary. Like nuts, olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats, which can help protect your heart and increase your longevity, as well as reduce inflammation.

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4. Garlic

Garlic contains a potent compound called allicin. This antioxidant can help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol, fight off inflammation and even help improve your bone health.

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5. Avocado

Not only are avocados delicious, but they are also extremely nutritious. They are packed with inflammation-quelling oleic fatty acids, and along with their monounsaturated fats, they too can help maintain your weight and keep belly fat at bay. 

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