We all know how important it is to exercise regularly, especially if we want to maintain a healthy heart. However, if like me you too have a desk job that involves sitting upright in a chair for 8 hours a day chances are exercising alone isn’t enough. You see as I discovered some years ago after a practically bad experience with poor circulation regular exercise (read: 5 or more hours a week) certainly helps to offset some of the cardiovascular risks associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time, but it unfortunately doesn’t entirely balance out the scale.
So it begs the question what else can we do? Well, there are a number of different options. Some of which I am not going to lie are quite odd, such as fidgeting. Yes, fidgeting. Jiggling your legs while you work or pacing around your desk while taking a call helps over time. But for me, the best and most convenient solution of all has to be Sirco Fruit Juices.
Inspired by the Mediterranean diet, Sirco is the first and only juice company scientifically proven to help promote healthy blood circulation. How I hear you ask? Well, in order for our hearts to remain in peak condition we need more than just strong arteries and a low cholesterol level, we also need healthy blood too. And by healthy blood, I really mean the platelets found within our blood have to be smooth in order for them to carry out their vital function of looking after our circulatory system. However as you have probably guessed by now when we are sat still for a long period of time be it at work or on a plane our platelets can become spiky, which of course consequently has a knock on effect on the circulation of our blood. Enter Sirco. Containing a bioactive ingredient called Fruitflow, which is a completely natural, water-soluble extract derived from ripe tomatoes, Sirco’s fruit juices have been proven by the European Food Safety Agency to help maintain normal platelet aggregation (aka the key to healthy blood circulation) in as little as three hours of consuming just 250ml of your chosen juice. Speaking of which let’s talk yummy flavour options shall we!
The first of which is Orange & Pomegranate – Containing an exciting combination of orange, grape, pomegranate and Aronia juice (as well as Fruitflow) I find I can’t help but smile every time I take a sip of this bright, refreshing little number because it is honestly that good. In fact, I will go out on a limb to say this particular juice is arguably one of the best orange-based juices I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. And the second being Apple & Blueberry – Made with a beautiful blend of apple, grape, lemon, Aronia and blueberry juice (as well as Fruitflow) I like to think of this little number as this punchy, yet comforting one, as not only does it help to maintain healthy blood circulation, but it also thanks to its slight acidic kick helps to really perks up your senses, so much so that I no longer need my morning coffee.
To Note: Both juices are made from 100% natural ingredients as such they contain no artificial flavorings or colours, no preservatives and best of all no added sugars – making them ideal for the whole family, not just us workaholics.
“Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates