10 Foods That Boost Metabolism

by

Pankaj Kumar

- January 10, 2017


It is important to keep in mind that everyone has a different metabolic rate. Doing regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water are three of the best things you can do to accelerate  your metabolism. However, you can also make it work effectively by eating right. Today, we  share a list of foods that have been shown to help give your metabolism a boost. Add these foods to your daily diet, and watch the pounds drop off.

1. Hot peppers

 Hot peppers

Studies have shown that eating hot peppers can speed up your metabolism by 25%.

If eating spicy foods makes you sweat more than usual, this is due to capsaicin, a compound that stimulates pain receptors in the body. It increases blood circulation and metabolic rate, making your body burn fat faster.
Where do you find it? In chili peppers, jalapenos, cayenne peppers, and different types of spicy peppers.

2. Whole grains: oatmeal and brown rice

Whole grains

The intake of grains and oats is always recommended in a healthy diet. The mystery is to choose whole grains — for example wheat, oatmeal, rice, and corn.

Whole grains have nutrients and complex carbohydrates that accelerate your metabolism by balancing out insulin levels.

Do remember that having low insulin levels is not good, since the imbalance of this chemical tells the body that it needs to store extra fat. Therefore, be cautious with the consumption of these foods.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli might not be your favorite vegetable, but it is an important source of calcium, which Speed up your metabolism. It is also rich in vitamins A, C, and K.

One serving of broccoli will provide you with an important amount of folate and dietary fiber and a variety of antioxidants. It is one of the best detox foods you can add to your diet.

4. Coffee and green tea

Coffee and green tea

Many studies have shown that coffee and green tea accelerate metabolism, as well as providing other health benefits: they possess a great amount of antioxidants, help lower blood sugar level, help to burn more fat, and reduce the signs of cellulite.

5. Apples and pears

Apples

Apples and pears can be great allies when it comes to losing weight or getting in shape, not only because of their low caloric content but also because these two fruits can boost your digestion system. This is supported by a study conducted at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, which confirms that women who ate three apples or small pears a day lost more weight than those who did not.

6. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons also help to burn fat and keep your digestion system  high. In addition, because of the high amount of vitamin C, citrus fruits regulate the level of insulin.

7. Foods high in calcium

 Foods high in calcium

If you want to increase your metabolic rate, it is very important to eat plenty of foods high in calcium.

A study at the University of Tennessee confirmed that people who consume between 1,200 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day lose twice as much weight as those who consume it in smaller amounts.

8. Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are basically found in fish, but they are also present in nuts and seeds, flax, and hemp seed oil.

These foods accelerate your metabolism because they reduce the production of a hormone called leptin.

In fact, a study by the Mayo Clinic found that African tribes that included plenty of fish in their diet had five times lower leptin levels than those that did not consume it.

9.Soups

Soups

One study on soup done at Penn State University found that the liquid goodness offered an appetite reducing combination of liquids and solids that reduced intake of excess foods, speeding up the metabolism and burning fat. In the study, women chose one of three 270-calorie snacks before lunch.

10.Water

water

While it’s not exactly food, it is a metabolism booster. A German study found that drinking water speeds up fat burning. It is also a natural appetite suppressant and detoxifies.

 


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