Despite a growing interest in healthy eating, the fast pace of the modern world means that many of us go for food that is tasty, quick, and convenient, rather than the food that is best for us. But as appealing and affordable as the plethora of options available to us may be, what we consume has a major impact on both our mental and physical health.
Due to the pressures of the business world, office workers can be among the worst offenders when it comes to developing unhealthy dietary habits. To help you counteract this, we have compiled a list of some healthy foods that will give you energy and keep you going throughout the day.
Nuts are easy to find in shops and can be easily stored in your desk drawer for any time you get peckish. Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are all good choices. High in protein and fiber, these nuts can also be a great source of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin E. Almonds in particular are widely considered to be the healthiest choice.
Fresh fruits are full of potassium, fiber, and antioxidants and will help boost your immune system, as well as vitamins such as A and C. Fresh fruit is also a great way to get glucose, which is where the brain gets a lot of its energy, which will help you to stay sharp and focussed at work. While fresh fruit is the better option, dried fruit is also extremely beneficial, and will last longer at your desk.
If you’re looking for something a little different, wasabi peas are a good choice. As well as satisfying your salt cravings, they will provide you with protein and fiber, and come in a variety of different flavours.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are one of the best sources of protein you can get, and can be eaten as part of a salad, a sandwich, or even just on their own.
Hummus is both delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, Vit. C, B6, K, & E. You can double up the benefits by using vegetables like carrots or celery to dip.
Cereal & Yoghurt
Cereal is another good source of glucose for keeping your brain sharp and energised. By pairing it with yoghurt instead of milk, you can get lots of protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins B2 & B12.
There are a lot of cheeses out there and a lot of ways to use them in a meal, so this is an easy one to incorporate into your daily life. It’s also easy to find low-fat or low-sodium options that are high in protein to keep you going. Feta, string, and cottage cheese are among the best options to choose.