When it comes to losing weight and being healthier overall, increasing your metabolism plays a big part.
Here are 10 foods that have been shown to help give your metabolism a boost, and get you on your way to a fitter you! Just scroll it.
Asparagus is known as a negative calorie food since it requires more calories to chew and digest it than it contains. It’s also loaded in nutrients and tastes great. Eat them alone as a snack, chopped up in a salad or asparagus makes an amazing side next to some lean meat.
Almonds are high in fat burning elements. They are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which help prevent overeating by suppressing hunger, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Eating salmon is a great way to boost your essential fatty acids and get your protein at the same time. Essential fatty acids are critical to a healthy flat stomach by preventing insulin resistance. This allows your body to correctly digest carbohydrates as fuel rather than result in a blood glucose crash.
The avocado is more ‘fat’ than fruit which makes it a perfect dietary staple for weight loss. Eating quarter or half an avocado can quell hunger pangs, help you feel more satisfied and even help spot-reduce belly fat, too.
Eggs are full of protein, which is a muscle building ingredient needed to burn away fat. The more muscle you gain, the more fat you lose. The International Journal of Obesity shows eating 2 eggs a day with a healthy diet helps you lose more weight.
Grapefruit lowers the insulin levels in the body- not drastically, but enough to prevent the body from storing as much sugar as fat. This also helps curb appetite. Pair grapefruits with a well balanced diet and you will be winning!
Green tea has been known for it’s possibilities in promoting weight loss. Green tea contains catechins, a phytochemical that briefly affects metabolism. You may need to drink several cups a day to gain the most benefit
Like grapefruit, this low-calorie snack is high in fiber, which your body must burn calories to break down. Plus, since apples help you stay full for longer, you'll eat less.
Berries keep your metabolism working by providing fiber, which helps to keep you fuller longer and providing the needed sugars to curb your cravings, without a lot of calories.
Jalapenos and cayenne peppers contain capsaicin which temporarily stimulates your body to release stress hormones for hours after you ingest them, speeding up both your heart rate and metabolism.
Eat wisely, Live Well