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Top 7 Natural metabolism boosters

Top 7 Natural metabolism boosters

Why is it important to boost your metabolism? An increased metabolism makes your body an efficient fat burner and makes building lean muscle a lot easier. Having an increased metabolism also helps continue the burn on fats whilst resting. Everything that we consume will contribute to boosting your metabolism, as it takes energy to digest food, however science shows that when it comes to body fat loss, calories are nowhere near alike. Some foods need way more energy then others to be digested. These are the top 8 natural metabolism boosters;

 

  1. Protein - everyone knows how important protein is. It provides the body with the necessary building blocks, used for building muscle tissue. It also plays a role as an antioxidant and boosts your immune system. An interesting fact is that protein has a powerful thermic effect on the body. It needs a lot of energy to be digested and this makes a great metabolism booster.

  2. High Fiber foods - Fiber is a nutrient that cannot be digested. It only passes through our body and in its ways change the nature of contents of the gastrointestinal tract, the the way other nutrients and chemicals are absorbed. Good sources of of fiber include non starchy fruits, veggies and some grains. Some examples include - leafy greens (spinach and kale), cauliflower, broccoli, berries, apples, oats, nuts.

  3. Grapefruit & oranges - research has shown that participants that included 1/2 a grapefruit to each meal lost weight without changing anything about there lifestyle or diet. Orange has the same affect. Both fruits are high in fibre and high in vitamin C.

     

  4. Green Tea - Green tea has a compound that boosts your metabolism and aids fat loss. It is high in caffeine which is a powerful stimulant that speeds up the heart and boosts metabolism.

  5. Coffee - One of the main reasons we drink coffee in the mornings is to wake us up (and because some of us can’t go a morning without it!!) Caffeine found in coffee has a drug like affect on your body - it speeds up the heart, which increases blood flowing energy expenditure. Caffeine can be effectively used to speed up metabolism but too much can cause anxiety.

     

  6. Cinnamon - Cinnamon helps weight loss in two different ways. One way is by controlling and lowering your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon also has a thermic effect on the body. In order to digest it, the body creates a powerful chemical reaction that increases the bodies temperature and the metabolism, therefore burning fat a lot faster

  7. Water - that’s right! Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is water weight. Being hydrated ensures that you have an optimal metabolic rate. Waters is one of the most underestimated metabolism boosters. Drinking water also helps flush toxins out of your body. The older the water more energy the body uses to warm it to normal body temperature to digest it.