When we first think about metabolism boosters, we usually think about different pills and other supplements, and not about foods and drinks we can take in day by day.
In my opinion, those sorts of “magic pills and others” in most of the cases are just over-priced things, which are good for nothing. Some of them are maybe even harmful to your health. (I believe we can lose weight, be fit and healthy without any of these things.)
What do you really need to do to increase your metabolic rate?
You have to do workouts regularly and eat at least 5 times a day small portions of healthy foods and drinks. That’s it!
Anyway, there are some foods and drinks which contain components that help naturally increase your metabolic rate. Here, I have gathered over 35 foods and beverages which are proved to be the best natural metabolism boosters and help losing weight.
Healthy foods that speed up metabolism
Generally, nuts are full of useful components, but almonds are exceptionally healthy. They carry a lot of fibers, beneficial fatty acids, and even protein. The fatty acids which can be found in them increase the level of metabolism naturally. Anyway, as you can see from the nutrition facts almonds contain a lot of calories, so do not overeat.
Beans are also excellent sources of protein and fiber which is particularly essential for a healthy digestive system. They are also high in calcium and iron, and they include almost no fat.
Spinach is among the most beneficial veggies as it contains a lot of antioxidants and iron which support muscle mass building and recovering process. Therefore, if you have cardio or strength training, it is advisable to consume spinach frequently. Besides, it is loaded with Vitamin A, and C. Eat it to be as strong as Popeye.
Apple is my favorite fruit, and it contains many valuable elements. They are high in fiber plus vitamins. Eating apples even help to lose belly fat and the ingredients in them serve to improve the strength of muscles so you will have more power.
This veggie is ultra high in Vitamin C and holds a good load of fiber. Researches have confirmed that having broccoli helps to avoid cancer, various heart diseases, and it even helps to make your skin stronger against the sunlight.
Eggs are packed with high-quality proteins, but at the same time, they carry unique elements, which boost metabolism. They are also high in D and B Vitamins. But unfortunately, eggs have a lot of cholesterol in the yolk. Hence, if you want to have a lot of eggs to take in protein, consume only the whites of them.
This green is high in numerous antioxidants, glutathione which is a detoxifying compound, fiber, and many vitamins. It has been shown that consuming asparagus encourages the body to break down free radicals which are responsible for cancer.
Coffee is high in caffeine which boosts not only your energy level but also speeds up metabolism. Unfortunately, coffee dehydrates, so drink some water after having it. A big mistake is to drink coffee with a lot of sugar and fatty cream. Anyway, do not overdrink it! 1-2 cups of coffee on a day is enough. Drink a small cup before beginning your exercises.
9. Limes & Lemons
Lemons are high in C Vitamin, but many other very useful components, for example, anti-cancer compounds. Lemon water assists to detoxify your liver and restores the Ph level of the body. I think it is the freshest fruit to flavor the water.
10. Peanut Butter
This sticky cream is one of the best sources of healthy fats and protein. It is exceptionally high in calories. Do not overeat it. I think, consuming peanut butter is a must have to lose weight and the best for breakfasts and before workouts.
Garlic is among the most beneficial herbs. It has so many health benefits that it is hard to list them all. Garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It decreases cholesterol and helps against several allergies and even reduces blood pressure.
12. Greek Yogurt
All kinds of yogurts are great, but Greeks are the best as they carry more protein and not so much sugar. Yogurt has positive effects on the digestive system as it contains probiotic cultures. We must not forget that yogurt is high in calcium as well which is beneficial for bones, but calcium has a fat burning influence on the body, as well.
If you want to live healthily, lose weight and boost your metabolism drinking enough water is critical. Water is needed for almost all sorts of body processes. Besides, researches have proved that the state of dehydration can lead to unwanted eating, too. Why? Because we mix hunger with thirst.
Furthermore, drinking cold water can help to boost your metabolism by up to 25%.
14. Green Tea
Green tea is among the most efficient metabolism boosters which is particularly useful for health. The elements, which can be found in it, are helpful against tumor and help losing weight by inhibiting fat absorption. Did you know that most of the weight loss supplements contain components from the green tea?
Cabbages are ultra low in calories, but eating them helps to keep you satisfied for a long time, so it supports weight loss. Anyway, cabbage helps to detoxify your body, good for your brain and blood pressure controlling.
Carrots are loaded with A Vitamin which is excellent for eyes and skin. Also, they contain anti-aging and anti-cancer components. They even help to keep your teeth and gum healthy.
Cucumbers are excellent for dehydrating your body, keeping your breath fresh and they include various components that are valuable against cancer, cholesterol, and diabetes. Putting some slices of cucumbers on your skin can do magic.
Most of the berries are great metabolism boosting foods for weight loss and besides they are stuffed with vitamins, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Consuming blueberries, strawberries or blackberries as desserts without sugar is a great idea. They are suitable for snacks, as well.
This fruit carries a lot of A and C vitamin as well as fiber. Besides, they contain specific enzymes that encourage fat burning and eating them helps to reduce the cholesterol level.
Oatmeal is undoubtedly among the most beneficial meals you can pick. It is full of fiber, beneficial complex carbohydrates and protein. If you want to begin your day with foods that speed up your metabolism, which will provide your energy for the whole day, have some oatmeal with fruits.
Did you know that pineapples hold 10 times more C vitamins than lemons? Besides, it contains tons of B and A vitamin, magnesium, and fiber. Furthermore, it carries iodine that takes place in the metabolism processes.
Oranges are full fiber, C Vitamin, and they help to alkalize the body. They are particularly useful for kidneys and liver. Eat oranges as they are and get rid of the processed orange juices which are full of sugar and other unwanted materials.
23. Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil includes healthy fatty acids such as omega-3. Instead of using sunflower or corn oil start using it for your meals. Olive oil fights against cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity.
24. Spicy Peppers
It is a well-known fact that spices are among the best foods for metabolism. Do you know why? The reason is that by having these sorts of foods, the temperature of your body increases and your body wants to cool it down. For this process, energy is required, so your body starts burning calories.
Nevertheless, be careful with overeating spicy peppers, it can cause problems in your digestive system.
One of my favorite spices is cinnamon which is high in calcium and fiber. Some experts state that cinnamon can be used for curing various brain diseases such as Alzheimer or Parkinson.
Ginger is ultra low in calories, and it helps to have a better appetite. Furthermore, it supports the absorption of nutrients, and it is a natural painkiller.
Mint has positive effects on the process of digestion, and it is a natural cure for several lung diseases. Besides, it is excellent to flavor your drinks.
28. Chicken and Turkey Breast
These kinds of lean meats are full of protein, which is essential for muscle recovery and building. If you want to build lean muscles, it is vital to include these foods in your metabolism boosting diet. Besides, eating chicken and turkey breast speeds up metabolism and since they satisfy you for a longer time, they even help with weight loss.
29. Sea Foods
Generally, seafood is beneficial since they are high in protein and beneficial fatty acids such as omega-3. Among these foods, maybe salmon is the best as it includes the most healthy nutrients.
30. Whole Grains
Whole grains are full of complex carbohydrates, which are broken down more slowly, providing energy for a long time. Anyway, be careful as some companies label their products as whole grain foods while they are not. Always buy these products from trusted places.
This spice is rich in iron and calcium. It has beneficial effects on the digestion by increasing the digestive enzymes and saliva. It even helps to have a better appetite.
Oregano is a must have in Italian foods, but it also carries a lot of K Vitamin and antioxidants. It is even a natural cure for a toothache and earache.
While mayonnaise is especially damaging for your health, mustard is the opposite. It includes almost no calories, and it is good for muscle cure, asthma and even helps lose weight.
Parsley contains many components, which help detoxify your body, a natural cure for cancer and joint problems.
35. Lean Red Meats
While having too much red meat is not recommended, it has a place in your diet. Did you know that red meats contain creatine? Yes, the popular supplement that bodybuilders use to get bigger muscles. Creatine raises metabolism as it forces your body to use ATP.
What is next?
That’s it! Now you know the best drinks and foods that increase metabolism which help you not only to lose weight but also keep your body healthy and fit. If you have a slow metabolism, you can increase it by consuming the things above and doing some fitness workouts.
Many of the metabolism foods can be eaten raw which is the most useful as they contain all the goodies you need. If you cook your own meals use these foods as ingredients, and you will have a perfect meal which benefits your metabolism.
Do not you know any recipes? Here are some to start with! Download this free recipe book and start making healthy foods, which will make you lean and healthy!
What is metabolism?
Watch the video below for the metabolism definition.
Related from the web
In this article, you can read about several unknown tips about what you should do to increase the metabolism level of your body. Besides foods, you can learn about several workout types which actually help.
This is a 7-day program with a metabolism calculator. It is worth to give a try for this program, though I have not done it yet.
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