10 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
- Health & Wellness
- Mar 09, 2016
Having a fast metabolism really makes all the difference. An elevated metabolism helps you burn calories quicker and lose that fat. The mistake most women make when dieting is not eating often enough. Consider metabolism to be like a fire, you have to keep adding fuel in order for it to burn. Below are ten foods to add to your diet that are proven metabolism boosters (and all delicious!)
An apple a day doesn’t just keep a dentist away; it keeps the fat away, too! Have a green apple as your afternoon snack around 3 p.m. every day because that’s when metabolism usually starts to decline.
Protein is hands down the best way to boost the fire of your metabolism. And when you’re picking a protein shake, go with whey—it’s loaded with the amino acids that you need to burn calories.
When it comes to fish, the lighter and whiter, the better. You know how fish can be so light and flaky you can just break it with a fork? That’s how easy it will be for your body to digest and metabolize!
While chicken doesn’t pack as much protein by mass as fish, it’s still a great back up option. Plus, we all know a million ways to cook a chicken breast, so you’ll never get bored with it.
You really can’t go wrong with any leafy greens. Kale, romaine lettuce, and spinach are the top picks.
Caffeine will forever be one of the tricks to put your body into fat loss mode. However, it must be black, so no dairy creamers, and no skim milk. The sugar will prevent fat from burning.
Egg whites are all protein, ladies. And there’s zero fat, so it’s prime for your metabolism.
There’s a reason your mom was always dieting with grapefruit years ago. It’s a great snack option, plus helps cleanse the liver, which we can all use during the holiday season.
Green tea helps keep your body in the fat-burning zone. Sipping on it between meals will keep your metabolism elevated all day long.
Embrace your addiction to all things spicy! Chili peppers and red pepper flakes lower blood sugar and start to starve fat. They help push the metabolic process along a little bit faster.
Are any of these foods a regular part of your diet? How do you keep your metabolism going?