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A lack of exercise, eating junk food, and sitting at your desk for hours make office life a bad influence on your health.

Bhaskar Health gathered common foods that you need to consume if you want to stay in shape while you work.

1. For eyes

Despite the fact that technological progress is rapidly moving forward, sitting at your computer still harms and strains your eyes.

To keep your eyes healthy, you should eat products rich in omega-3 fats, lutein, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E:

  • Greens (salad, spinach, collard greens)
  • Eggs
  • Citrus fruits
  • Berries
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Oily fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, trout)

2. For the immune system

An office is a perfect place for the spread of bacteria because a lot of people stay in the enclosed space for the whole day. No wonder that someone with a simple cold can easily infect everyone else. Preventing illness isn't hard: follow common precautions, and eat more products that boost your immune system:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Red peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kiwi
  • Papaya

3. For boosting metabolism

The faster your metabolism works, the more calories you burn. Office workers who sit for most of the day need to help their metabolism work efficiently. The following products will help you boost your metabolism and maintain normal body weight:

  • Seaweed
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Spices (ginger, cayenne pepper, cardamom)
  • Beans
  • Lean meat (chicken, turkey)

4. For brain function

Eating well not only has a positive influence on your body but also on your brain function. The brain is probably the main working tool of office workers. These products will help your gray cells function as quickly as possible, and, as a bonus, they'll slow down age-related changes:

  • Oily fish (salmon, trout)
  • Blueberries
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Foods rich in fiber (porridge, whole wheat bread, brown rice)
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Dark chocolate

5. For the intestines

According to researchspending 10 years or more in a sedentary job almost doubles the risk of some types of bowel cancer. You can try to prevent it by doing regular exercise (even when you're at work) and maintaining a healthy diet that includes the following foods:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Citrus fruits
  • Berries
  • Foods rich in fiber (porridge, bread, brown rice)

You also should try to minimize the amount of red and processed meats (like sausages and salami) in your meals. They may increase your risk of colorectal cancer.

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