18 Metabolism Boosting Foods to Speed Up Weight Loss
 
 

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Published on December 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

18 Metabolism Boosting Foods

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Increasing your metabolism rate plays a major role in losing weight. If you want to drop some pounds, then you may first need to enhance your metabolism rate. A faster metabolism aids you with digestion and helps t burn some fat and hence drop pounds. On the other hand, a slow metabolism can impede your dieting and weight loss efforts and leave you in a state of disappointment. With a decreased metabolism, your body might gain weight even if you have less amount of food. Here we have given some foods which help you in increasing your metabolism and get you on your way to a healthier and slimmer you.

Almonds
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Research implies that almonds and other tree nuts can help you out due to the necessary fatty acids they hold. Green beans are one vegetable that gives itself well to crushed or broken almonds.

Asparagus
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Some say that asparagus is a negative calorie food, needing more calories to eat and digest it than it holds. Although this may or may not be the case, it’s obvious that its caloric load is low, while it nutrient load is large.Try to get the organic kind if possible.

Beans
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Beans are often recommended for those who want to drop pounds because their nutrient composition is such that they have a very positive impact on your metabolism. They make a good side dish for most meals, and they can simply be added to soups and chilli to make them more healthy and delicious.

Cruciferous Vegetables
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The B Vitamins that are found in foods like Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and others has a strong impact on your metabolism and can start to turn things around. They, being healthy, can also help in increased rate of metabolism.

Celery

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Celery is one of those main diet foods that you see people unhappily chewing on instead of ice cream and hamburgers. However, if you eat celery, it is going to get your metabolism get going. It’s considered as a thermogenic food, and also has large levels of calcium to drive.

Coconut Oil
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There had been times when coconut oil was not recommended as a good oil to use because of its rich fat content. Now as we know about bad fats and healthy fats, it is found that coconut oil comes with a lot of benefits including positive results on metabolism.

Coffee
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Coffee is often considered as food that can aid you to burn calories, but at the same time it takes its damage on the liver, and you should drink three additional cups of water for each cup of coffee you have so as to help your liver flush out the caffeine and remain hydrated.

Cucumbers
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Cucumbers are packed with water and are rich in nutrients, vitamins and fibre. It is also low on calorie levels. Cucumber slices or sticks can make a good side dish to a wrap or sandwich, and can be mixed with other vegetables in a healthy combination.

Easy-to-Find Fruits
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You don’t have to search for exotic fruits so as to boost your metabolism. Strawberries, Pears, Raspberries, Peaches, Oranges, Grapefruit and Apples, will serve the purpose. Choose organic whenever possible.

Ginger
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Ginger is yet another product that helps in calorie burning and better metabolism. Some of them may not like its raw taste. So, you can have it indirectly by adding ginger into your food while you cook. Dr Oz suggests tossing into your next stir-fry, and if you use boneless chicken breast, spices, and veggies like carrots and celery you’ll soon have a calorie burning meal that will keep you over for hours.

Green Tea
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Green tea is known for its health benefits. It can also be listed under the superfoods. If you’re searching for enhanced metabolism production, you might be taken aback to know that the EGCG in green tea is often used by the diet pill producers for this very reason. If hot tea is not your thing, then you can brew a pot of green tea and let it cool or then pour it over ice.

Lean Meats

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If you want to develop leaner muscles, you can have lean meats along with those daily exercise plans. This, in turn, will help to enhance your metabolism. They should also have a right amount of protein in them and of course with lesser calories. Examples of quality protein that you can combine to your diet are turkey breast and chicken breast.

Lemon
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Lemon, if added in water helps in cleansing the digestive tract. You don’t have to go on any wacky Lemonade Diet or take extreme measures, and it’s best not to depend on lemons or any other of these foods to have a huge impact on your metabolism.

Melon
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Honeydew and Cantaloupe are popular melons, and they taste real good. On the other hand, they are also low in calories and have been highlighted in many diet books and plans. The cantaloupe mainly has been thought to be good that holds fewer calories than it takes to eat it. This means that you’re losing weight by eating it. It’s never been explained or proven.However, these are great foods to combine to your diet.

Oatmeal
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Oatmeal, when compared to many of the other breakfast options, contain lots of fibre and as your body operates to break it down and move it through it revs itself up and burns off extra calories. It’s also been noted to lower your cholesterol. Make sure that you don’t have a gluten sensitivity or gluten allergy; else you won’t be able to get the same kind of advantages that others get from eating it.

Spices
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There are lots of spices out there that have been proved to be able to increase your metabolism. Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cinnamon and Mustard are some of the examples. If you don’t fancy any of the above mentioned foods, you can spice them up, and you’ll be serving up a one-two punch to a slow metabolism.

Spinach
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Vitamin B, which is found in spinach helps in more productive metabolism. It is also good for muscle function. If you’re taking strength training, then spinach will support in muscle recovery. This will lead to an enhanced metabolism because you’ll end up with larger muscle mass which instantly leads to burning up more calories.

Water
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Hydrate your body and keep your organs happy. If you don’t drink enough water, your metabolism will not be at its best. It is very easy to get dehydrated. However, to properly hydrate yourself, you will find it harder. You can start off gradually by drinking one glass of water in particular intervals of time. Always remember that you need not change your diet to only these foods. However, you can try to include these foods in your diet and then you will be able to see changes for your efforts. An increase in metabolism in not something which happens overnight. So, you cannot expect to see incredible changes quickly. Your body requires time to adjust to your current way of eating. But if you’re regular with your diet, then your body will get the hint and begin paying returns.