And don't forget to join my FRE your metabolism, I've got a solid list of power-packed foods that can help do just that ... As you may have suspected, some foods can have a significant impact on your body's energy production.
Some foods are easier to digest than others. And certain foods can keep you feeling full longer. And certain foods assist in muscle growth and repair! And rapid blood sugar swings that can affect how your body stores fat are still caused by others.
Foods That Boost Your Metabolism:
Protein-rich foods: When you eat foods high in protein (meat, eggs, fish, legumes, tofu, etc.), you'll rev up your metabolism because these proteins require your body to expend more energy digest and absorb them.
This is known as the thermic effect of food – and it is the understanding that certain foods demand more from the digestive system than other foods.
Factoid: Protein can increase your metabolism by 15% to 30%, while carbs can cause it to increase by 5% to 10%, and the highest fats can boost it is 3%.
However, you get a bonus by consuming protein. Especially if you're trying to lose weight. That's because protein helps you hold on to more of your body's muscle. Thus, helping to keep your metabolism humming smoothly.
Legumes: An excellent source of plant-based protein, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, and the like also contain resistant starch. It's called "resistant" because our bodies cannot successfully digest this type of fiber.
However, resistant starch can help your metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity (both of which are considered influential in where fat is stored on the body). volume
Coffee and tea: The average serving of coffee (containing around 100 mg of caffeine) appears to boost metabolism 11% for up to 2 hours.
Studies were done on the antioxidants and catechins found in green tea, and especially green tea extract, suggesting that they can rev up your metabolism by 3% to 4% (and as much as 8%) for 24 hours.
Ginger: A study on ginger discovered that drinking a post-breakfast cup of hot water with a teaspoon (2 grams) of ginger powder mixed into it successfully raised their test subjects' metabolism. The participants burned about 43 additional calories, while reportedly not feeling as hungry over the following three hours.
Apple Cider Vinegar: In certain studies, apple cider vinegar appears to promote the production of an enzyme called AMPK. This is an enzyme that regulates the rate of fat storage by boosting the body's fat-burning capacity.
(To recreate these results, some folks drink a combination of ginger and 1-2 tbsp of organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar mixed in a mug of hot water for a morning drink.)
Water: While much of the purported increase has to do with how hard your body works to warm up the water, it's believed that drinking 2 cups of cold water can temporarily boost your metabolism by 30% for up to 40 minutes after it has been drunk.
Chili peppers: Capsaicinoids (the component that gives chili peppers their "heat") containing supplements have been the subject of many studies. The results indicate that you may be able to fire up your metabolism by adding some red pepper to your meal.
Simply toss a few spicy peppers into your recipes like black bean chili made with ground turkey. It'll make for a lean, calorie-burning meal!
It's important to remember these foods are not magic. Not a single one of them will suddenly make your body melt mega amounts of extra calories per day ... However, when combined with exercise and proper, well-rounded nutrition, their effects can layer upon each other and quickly compound into a fuel-efficient calorie-burning machine!
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