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10 Foods You Wouldn’t Expect to Be Metabolism Accelerators
- Some foods to help boost your metabolism are coffee, green tea, milk and hot peppers.
- It’s also important to drink plenty of water if you want to accelerate your metabolism.
A slow metabolism means more of those calories you take in are going to be sitting around waiting to become extra pounds. The goods news is there are certain foods easy to come by that speed up your metabolism naturally.
Look below, you come across them everyday. Countdown from 10 to 1.
Unexpected Food #10: Coffee
Not really a big surprise for many! But if you’re looking for quick way to speed up metabolism, consider adding a little extra caffeine to your diet. Although it won’t do any permanent good for your metabolism, a cup of cappuccino will give it a quick kick into high gear that can be helpful during the day.
Unexpected Food #9: Green Tea
Chemicals known as catechins found in green tea are believed to stimulate your metabolism. Having a cup of this hot tea is a better, healthier way to start your morning and your fat burning processes than coffee.
Unexpected Food #8: Citrus Fruits
Eating grapefruits to help you lose weight is no myth. Researchers now see that foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, contain natural metabolism boosting properties that can help you lose more weight as well as make your immune system bulletproof. Try to infuse plenty of these tasty treats such as oranges and tangerines into your diet.
Unexpected Food #7: Spices
Like citrus fruits, many of the spices in our cabinets actually contain ingredients which can help speed up metabolism. Ginger, cumin, and cinnamon are all good examples. Adding a generous amount of these spices into your meals can give them more flavor and can help your metabolism increase.
Unexpected Food #6: Lean Protein
Because protein is harder for the body to digest than carbohydrates, it requires more energy and that means more calories. By having lean protein at every meal and as part of your daily snacks, you’ll be giving your metabolism a boost each time you eat. Good types of lean protein include chicken or turkey breasts and fish.
Unexpected Food #5: Whole Grains
Most of the whole grain foods on the market, such as bread and cereal, are also high in fiber which is desirable if you want to increase your metabolism. Fiber, like protein, isn’t as easy for the body to digest so more energy is consumed in the process and that means fewer calories are available to be converted into fat cells.
Unexpected Food #4: Colorful Vegetables
Deep colored vegetables are packed with high levels of vitamins and nutrients your body needs to be healthy. Of course, removing those nutrients from the foods takes a lot of effort from your digestive system. And you guessed it right, that’s going to boost your metabolism.
Unexpected Food #3: Milk
Studies are now showing that women who have at least three servings of dairy products a day will burn off 70% more body fat than women who do not. That’s because the calcium in these products is believed to give the metabolism a boost.
Unexpected Food #2: Hot Peppers
Capsaicin is the ingredient in peppers that gives them their heat. Research shows that this compound actually stimulates your body’s production of adrenaline which kicks your metabolism into high gear temporarily. Throwing some jalapenos are your sandwich or some hot peppers in your scrambled eggs could help you burn more calories.
UNEXPECTED FOOD #1: And Finally… Drinking Water
Studies are showing that drinking water does more to help you lose weight than make you feel less hungry. When you are dehydrated, your metabolism can’t work as effectively. By making sure you body has plenty of fluids, you can ensure that your metabolism is able to run at top speed.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Metabolism Boosters9 Dec 2008|