Tech jobs are at their all time highest, and that means there are plenty of people whose job is to sit at a computer. Sitting for 8-10 hours a day can take its toll, especially on a diet. Luckily, some of the bigger tech companies factor health into how they run their day to day operations. All you need to do is drive around Google headquarters in Mountain View, and you’ll find employees playing sports, riding colorful bikes, and just staying active as much as possible. For those of us not working for Google, we need to find ways to stay healthy and sit at our desk. Slimming foods can help you stay fit even when you’re not running for miles a day.
Fill your snack drawer at your desk with some of the best slimming foods to stay healthy.
Almonds are a super easy snack to have on hand. They come packed with vitamins that help you in many different ways. The slimming factor comes with the high fiber content. The fiber found in almonds help you fight that empty feeling with ease.
If you combine pistachios with almonds, then you will be in good shape. Many nuts have high-fat content, and it’s existent in pistachios. However, the fat content here is less than most, and the vitamins and proteins are still just as high.
Greens aren’t as easy to keep on hand but are a perfect side dish or main course to any meal. The vitamins and minerals that are present in greens like spinach, romaine, and kale help fight hunger. Another side effect is a lack of a side effect; you don’t get bloated with greens.
Yes, Olive Oil can be considered a fat, but don’t click away just yet. There is a natural chemical in Olive Oil that helps you break down fats naturally. That chemical is called oleic acid, and it outweighs the fat content in Olive Oil.
Burritos are one of America’s favorite and most eaten meal options. Guess what? The beans in the burrito are full of fiber, protein, and slow release energy! That means that you will feel full and use that slow release protein to keep your muscles toned.
Want to improve your metabolism? One natural way to regulate your metabolism is to eat kelp. Kelp has a high iodine content. That iodine creates thyroid hormones, and those regulate your metabolism.
There are more than a few health benefits of tea no matter what type of tea you drink. Two of the best tea options are mint and green teas. The peppermint tea will help your digestive system, and green tea will help reduce water retention and bloatedness.
Did you know that you can treat inflammation in the body with asparagus? The vegetable is not a cure for arthritis, but it does have a multitude of vitamins that help reduce water weight, as well as reduce inflammation.
Forget what you think you know about bananas. The high potassium levels in bananas help do so much for your body that the saying should be a banana a day keeps the fat away. Get rid of water retention by eating a banana a day.
Instead of orange juice which is more hyped up for its health benefits than it actually has; try cranberry juice. The juice is very healthy for you and helps get rid of excess fluid in your body. Yes, you will be getting rid of that fluid in the bathroom, but better there than inside your body.
Leptin is a protein that helps your metabolism. Over time, your body absorbs less and less leptin, and tomatoes reverse that occurrence. Also, tomatoes are delicious.
Garlic has a fascinating history and vampires hate it a lot. However, vampires should appreciate garlic more because there is allicin in garlic. Allicin helps cleanse the blood of bacteria and other harmful viruses. Many of these bacteria and viruses can be found in your digestive tract.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I will never recommend drinking a couple of capfuls of apple cider vinegar simply because the taste isn’t great. However, you can add a few capfuls to vegetables or on top of a salad, and you’re ready to go. So why add apple cider vinegar at all? Just a few capfuls a day will act as a detox, cleaning out your intestines and digestive tract.
Water weight is what most people suffer from, and cucumbers will help cure that issue. The cucumber will reduce water retention and bloating in the body. You can even just slice a cucumber up and add it to your leafy greens salad for a genuinely healthy meal.
Berries are super easy to eat or add to a salad, bowl of cereal or oats. These fruits have a lot of fiber and vitamins. We know what fiber can do for our bodies now, but the antioxidants will help boost that power.
The easiest way to add fennel to your diet is in tea form. Fennel has a fiber content that will help you feel full, promotes digestion, and flush out excess fluids and toxins.
I love cinnamon and you should too. Not only is cinnamon delicious when added to almost everything but there is the insulin. Insulin isn’t found in cinnamon, but it promotes insulin in the body. As if it was planned, cinnamon also helps make fat cells more responsive to insulin.
Remember those burritos we talked about earlier? Here is another ingredient to add to that recipe that will help you get those abs you want. Brown rice is full of b vitamins that help you reduce fat faster. You can also use brown rice to strengthen muscles. Basically, eating brown rice and exercising could be the key you’ve been looking for all of this time.
If you don’t want to eat brown rice for whatever reason, try quinoa. The vitamins, protein, fiber and carbohydrates found in quinoa will help you lose weight fast.
Low Fat Yogurt
Many of us already know that a low-fat yogurt is a healthy option. Consider this to be a reminder. The live bacteria in yogurt will help your stomach digest foods and relieve bloating. The low-fat option is just to help reduce fats in the yogurt.
Papaya has a natural mineral called papain. Papain will help your digestive system but also relieve bloating.