Metabolism Boosting Foods

Nutrition is one of the key factors in maintaining a healthy metabolism rate, along with hydration and physical activity. Simply put, no matter how much exercising you do, if you aren’t eating right then you aren’t going to see results. At the same time, eating right doesn’t just mean watching your calories.


While it is important to cut back on the daily amount of calories consumed, it is equally as important to watch where those calories are coming from and then spread those out over 5-6 meals per day, to keep the metabolism constantly working.

Certain foods are known for keeping the metabolism working at a high level. Complex carbohydrates and fiber, for instance, which can be found in oatmeal, whole grain cereal, and milk every morning at breakfast, are known for keeping insulin levels low after eating. Insulin sends messages to the body that it should store fat, so keeping insulin levels low will allow the metabolism to burn more excess fat. Stockpiling fat by the body results in a slowdown of the metabolism, which basically translates to fewer calories will be burnt and less fat will be lost.

Capsaicin, a chemical found in many peppers such as cayenne peppers, habanero, and jalapenos, is known for its ability to boost the metabolism. If you don’t mind adding a little spice to meal, throw in some peppers to give your metabolism a boost! Green tea and caffeine are also metabolism boosters.

Caffeine, a suggested method of metabolism boosting, but may keep you awake and jittery, the more calories will be burnt. Green tea, on the other hand, contains a chemical known as EGCC which causes the brain and nervous system to work more quickly, also translating into more burned calories.

Foods high in protein, such as lean beef, fish, turkey, and chicken, are all great for keeping the metabolism active. Protein, in its nature, takes more effort to digest than carbohydrates or fat and this additional energy results in more calories being burnt in order to digest and use protein.

Although it may be a strange concept to some, essentially, the more protein you eat, the harder the body has to work to digest it. Fish, additionally, along with some other foods, contain what are known as Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids affect the levels of a hormone known as leptin in the body. Leptin directly influences the metabolism and can help to determine whether the metabolism decides to burn fat or store it.

These are the most suggested foods and nutrients to involve in your daily diet to help boost your metabolism. Before seeking out any supplements or herbal medications, it is always good to try to boost your metabolism naturally by simply eating foods such as this which will help to give your metabolism that little extra kick you’ve been hoping for.


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