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8 Foods That Will Speed Up Metabolism

8 Foods That Will Speed Up Metabolism

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    Nov 23, 2015   Author : admin

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It is a given fact that as we grow older our metabolism slows down and our bodies fail to keep up with age but with regular exercise and a healthy food checklist to boot, we might be able to shed a few calories away. For health conscious and for those who would like to venture into a healthy eating journey, we give a list of the simplest and easily found foods that will help you speed up and give your metabolism a kick:

Water [H2o]

Yes, water actually speeds up metabolism so always remember to drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday. For those who are slightly dehydrated, they might notice that their metabolism may slow down a bit that is why it is best to drink water whenever you feel thirsty and even hungry. Tip: Prefer to drink cold water over warm water since the former allows your body to use and burn more calories to warm it up.

Coffee

A cup of coffee surely makes everything better whether you drink one in the early morning to give you that much needed kick to start your day or for your late-night booster so as not to fall asleep while studying or finishing paper works. A scientific research published in Physiology & Behavior (http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/health/gallery/foods-boost-metabolism/index.html) revealed that caffeine lovers who take caffeinated coffee have a 16% higher metabolic rate than people who take decaf ones.

Whole Grains

If you really want to go down the healthy living path, make sure to substitute your white rice with the healthier brown rice. Taking whole grains such as oats, wheat, barley, rye, millet, buckwheat and brown rice help your body speed up metabolism as they are responsible for stabilizing our insulin levels. 

Hot Peppers/ Chili peppers

Eating spicy food which contains ingredients such as cayenne, chili, jalapeno, and habanero directly improves metabolism and circulation. Peppers contain a chemical compound called capsaicin, which is the very reason that boost our metabolism on a higher gear and also reduce our unwanted food cravings. 

Lemon

If an apple a day keeps a doctor away, a lemon a day on the other can help you trim down some weight. Adding a slice of lemon to your ordinary water not only makes it taste citrusy good but it also helps you detoxify as it cleanses your digestive tract. Make it a daily habit to drink hot water with honey and lemon first thing in the morning and you’ll see the positive results sooner than later.

Egg whites

Scientifically speaking, egg whites abound in branched-chain amino acids that keep your metabolism burning. Aside from that, eggs are also packed with protein and vitamin D, which makes them an absolute must in any healthy diet!

Lean meats

Eating lean meats paired with regular exercise help you develop learner muscles and help you maintain (if you already have them) which in turn induces a boost in your metabolism. Lean meats such as chicken breast, turkey breast, or fortified cereal can speed up your metabolism since they are healthy foods that are full of iron.

Almonds

Take almonds on a moderate basis since going too far might do you damage than good because of their high fat content. Almonds and other nutty food help you boost metabolism as they contain essential fatty acids. So if you find yourself getting an empty stomach, make sure to take a few almonds with you, as they taste great.

 

Images: Prevention.com | MYC Writer: Jessa Ann Z. Gomez

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