Feeling like your Metabolism is sluggish or sleeping? Here are some Foods that can Help Boost Your Metabolism
- Eat More Avocado-Did you know that Avocados Boost Metabolism and Exercise Endurance? The protein in this delicious fruit contains all nine essential amino acids plus heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It also has plenty of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that help boost your metabolism and keep hunger at bay. Try adding avocados to your smoothies or with your eggs & on toast for breakfast. You can also swap out mayo for avocado in your sandwiches, meals, or salads. (1, 2)
- Increase your Protein-Rich Foods. Eating foods high in protein, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts, and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours. Not only can protein-rich foods help boost your metabolism, it also helps maintain muscle mass.
- Eat more foods high in Iron, Zinc, and Selenium-Foods rich in iron, zinc, and selenium promote your thyroid’s proper function, which helps maintain a healthy metabolism. You can incorporate foods like meat, seafood, legumes, edamame, nuts, and seeds into your daily menu. (3)
- Chili Peppers-Studies show that eating spicy foods like chili peppers may help speed up metabolism. Due to the chemical Capsaicin found in chili peppers, it may boost your metabolism, increasing the number of calories and fat you burn. Try spicing up your next meals with chili peppers for flakes, sauces, or a mixture of spice blends.
- Legumes-Beans/Legumes, such as lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, and peanuts, are higher in protein than other plant foods. They are also high in fiber and certain amino acids, which can have metabolism-boosting properties. Try adding more legumes in your meals, salads, soups, stews, blending up in dips.
- Nuts-A small handful of nuts are great as a snack and are high in protein. Pumpkin seeds, in general, are not only high in protein but also in iron and magnesium.
- You can also add nuts in your salads, on top of chia puddings or overnight oats, in smoothies, and in your next meals.
- Eggs-Eggs are low in calories, but they’re an excellent protein source and some healthy fat to help stave off hunger. This popular breakfast go-to doesn’t just make for a filling breakfast; it can also speed up your metabolism! Eggs no longer have to be for breakfast; try switching up your meals, including eggs in your salad, snack, or dinner.
- Green Tea-Did you know that a cup of green tea has a hearty serving of antioxidants? Studies have found that drinking green tea daily can increase your body’s fat metabolism. (4)
- Quinoa & Whole Grain-Unlike refined grains, whole grains contain fill-you-up fiber, are anti-inflammatory, and may be beneficial for weight management. Quinoa, in particular, is also high in protein. Don’t be scared of whole grains or quinoa because they have carbohydrates. Incorporate more in your next salads, as a side, with one-pot meals, and even make a bowl.
- Leafy Greens-Kale & Spinach are one of those veggies you know you should eat more of but unsure. These greens are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and are also rich in iron, which speeds up the metabolism. Try adding fresh kale or spinach to your morning smoothie in the morning or your salads, soups, stews, or as aside.
- Flaxseeds-Flaxseeds are another fiber powerhouse known to boost metabolism and overall health. They’re also rich in protein to keep you full between meals. This seed is also a great source of Omegas. Try adding ground flaxseed to your morning smoothie, overnight oats, oatmeal, or baked goods.
- DON’T EAT BELOW 1200 Calories. Also, ensure to never eat below 1200 calories and eat a balanced Whole Foods diet with less processed food.
Make sure to cut back on the following when it comes to metabolism.
▫️Refined & Simple Carbohydrates
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