Metabolism is a term used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. What does that mean to you? It means that a slow acting metabolism is often the cause of unwanted weight gain. Scientists have shown that a fast acting metabolism can be linked to prolonged weight loss and a slimmer figure. There are many ways to boost your metabolism. Here are 10 foods that will give your metabolism a real boost!
Avocado’s high fat content (the good kind) is great for the body. The high fat content keeps you full while it’s filling you with protein, fiber, and fat. It’s a real metabolism booster. Adding avocado to your diet is as easy as spreading it on your sandwich, adding it to your morning smoothie, or lunch salad. It’s a quick and easy boost your body will love you for.
Cereals high in fiber are a great way to boost your metabolism! They’ve been scientifically proven to be the best breakfast for people looking to improve their metabolism. High fiber cereals keep you full longer by digesting slowly, and keep you energized for longer. The high-fiber content will also keep insulin levels regular and prevent fat from forming on your body.
If you can handle the heat, add these to your kitchen! Capsaicin, found in jalapenos, gives your metabolism a hearty boost. Of course, you need to remember that deep fried jalapeno poppers do not actually help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism. Throw your jalapenos in anything else, even the oven, to make a delicious finger food that won’t give you a heart attack.
Lean cuts of beef and poultry can support a healthy metabolism. Meat takes a long time to digest, which means they take a lot of energy to digest. This means you’ll be burning fat, and maintain a healthy figure.
If garlic isn’t already a regular part of your cooking, it should be. Not only is it delicious and aromatic, it’s got a long, long, very long list of health benefits. One of those benefits is that garlic helps maintain and shed unwanted weight. Studies show a direct link between calories burned during daily activities and meals that included garlic that were consumed beforehand. Just remember to brush your teeth right after, or chew some super minty gum. Garlic breath is definitely potent.
Boost, boost, boost with the little berry that could! Raspberries are PACKED with fiber and are low calorie. Not only are they little metabolism boosters, but they’re an easy addition to your everyday meal plan. Stock up on high fiber berries and enjoy the sweetness that comes from boosting your metabolism and feeling great.
Oranges are full of vitamin C, and vitamin C helps you metabolize fat super quickly. They’re an easy snack, and irresistibly delicious. Not only are you boosting your immune system, but you’re helping your body get back on track. Eat an orange before your next workout and feel energized!
Salmon is definitely a crowd pleaser. It’s full of amazingly beneficial oils, nutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids. It lowers your body’s leptin hormone levels and makes your body burn more calories than before. Eating salmon will help you lose weight while also giving your hair and skin a natural glow.
Can you smell it? The sweet aroma of freshly brewed green tea is enough to make some drink it, though the health benefits may be the draw for others. Green tea has been shown to selectively increase the burning of fat by raising fat oxidation by at least 17%. Start your day off right with green tea. It boosts your metabolism while giving you an energy boost.
Some may find grapefruit bitter and unappealing, while others see it as an amazing superfood because of what it does for you. Grapefruit boosts your metabolism and is full of fiber that keeps you fuller, longer. The acid inside the fruit helps you break down stored fat in your body. Try having a grapefruit for breakfast, and see the results.
This article was republished with permission from Health Holistic Living.
Michelle Toole is the founder and head editor of Healthy Holistic Living. This roll spawned from a health crisis over 14 years ago. Michelle went from marathon runner to bed ridden in what felt like overnight. Out of crisis came change, which at the time felt life ending but in retrospect was life fulfilling. Through this experience came the creation of healthy-holistic-living.com a site designed to share her experience and passion for holistic living and to support others who desire to create a shift in their lives. Learn all about her life’s inspiration and journey to health and wellness.
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