If you are looking for ways to boost your metabolism outside of exercise and proper sleeping habits, here are some foods that may do the trick.
Eating properly not only will help you lose or maintain weight, but it also gives you a natural energy kick, that is much healthier than the two cups of coffee you may find yourself chugging in the morning just to stay awake.
10 Foods To Help Boost Your Metabolism
Almonds contain more fatty acids and fiber than most nuts. The fat contained is easily burned by your body for fuel. Once this happens the body begins to look for other fats to burn.
Apples are known to keep the doctor away, but did you know that they also a natural fat fighter? Apples can boost your metabolism and also make a great snack for when you start feeling hunger pangs.
Broccoli makes the perfect addition to your diet, as it is filled with Vitamin-C and Calcium. The Vitamin-C helps your body absorb the extra calcium and the calcium will help your body burn more fat. Another secret metabolism boosting nutrient is also lingering in this power packed floret-chlorophyll.
Yogurt is another calcium rich food that aids in the promotion of fat burning. It also contains fiber which is great for building muscle as well.
This yummy little treat is high in fat and calories and also contains lots of monosaturated fats. What does that mean? Well, avocado is a TRIPLE fat burner. So if you are looking to kick up your metabolism and burn fat, this is your go-to fruit.
It’s no secret that whole grains are better for you than others. However, not many people know that they can actually lower the sugar levels in the foods that you eat. How is that for a metabolism booster?
You can’t have too many proteins (well you can, but you get my point). Proteins are a great way to boost your metabolism. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian, you can find plenty of protein sources outside of the traditional, chicken, beef and pork.
Blueberries are not only a delicious fruit that can be enjoyed a multitude of ways, it is also one of the best ways to reduce your metabolism. If you are the type that has a bad habit of snacking constantly, throw some blueberries into the mix!
Green tea is known to be a great way to increase your metabolism. It is loaded with tons of antioxidants and is also a great way to shed a few pounds (if you believe the hype).
Oatmeal is a household favorite with us. Did you know that oats help to lower insulin levels and prevents fat storage? If you don’t have this metabolism boosting agent in your cabinet make sure you add it!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.