Six Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
Metabolism is defined as the process by which the body converts what you eat and drink into energy. As such, it's a top factor in weight loss. To that end, Metabolic Research Center offers these six metabolism-boosting foods.
- High-Fiber Cereal: Start your day with a fiber boost that can help keep you feeling satisfied for hours.
- Berries: Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blue berries all are high in fiber. Not only does this make them filling, it also serves to absorb excess fat and calories.
- Citrus fruits: Boosting your vitamin C intake to 500 milligrams can increase fat-burning during exercise by nearly 40 percent. Lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges are top sources.
- Spicy peppers: Spicy peppers including jalapenos, habaneros and chili peppers contain the heat-producing compound capsaicin, which can boost both heart rate and metabolism. In fact, a particularly spicy meal can speed up metabolism by some 25 percent for nearly three hours.
- Lean protein: Studies show that people who eat lots of lean protein burn twice as many calories after a meal as those who don't. Plus, protein helps to repair, preserve and build healthy muscle tissue.
- Fatty fish: Omega-3 fatty acids promote weight loss by raising levels of fat-burning enzymes and lowering levels of fat-storage enzymes. Clinical studies have shown that this can boost metabolism by up to 400 calories per day. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and trout are favorites.
Get more weight loss help by calling 800-501-8090 to schedule an appointment at your nearest Metabolic Research Center.
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