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12 Foods that will boost your metabolism

12 Foods that will boost your metabolism

Having a healthy metabolism helps you lose weight and reduces the risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure.

Boost your system with these foods that speed up the metabolism.

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There is a good reason that many of us like spicy. Capsaicin, the compound that gives chillies its burning flavor, helps boost the metabolism by raising body temperature.

Celery

Celery may not seem to have super powers, but its softness can be very beneficial. It doesn't have much flavor in itself, but chewing super-low-calorie foods stimulates digestion, keeps the body hydrated and has a lot of fiber that burns fat, all of which will boost your metabolism.

Tuna

Tuna, along with salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines, contains omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate the production of hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite.

Water

You need water to live, and drinking eight glasses a day is also ideal for your metabolism. A small study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism He discovered that consuming 500 ml of water caused the metabolic rate to increase by 30 percent in 10 minutes, an effect that lasted about half an hour.

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They are rich in polyunsaturated fats, which according to studies could help 'melt' abdominal fat. The how is not entirely clear, but it could be because mitochondria, the 'factories' of cell energy, need polyunsaturated fats to help burn fat cells.

Matcha

Essentially it is an elegant word for green tea. Not only does it contain some caffeine, which accelerates heart rate and, therefore, metabolism, but also has EGCG stimulating norepinephrine, a nutrient that helps increase metabolic rate.

Papaya

Keep the taste of the Caribbean alive in your kitchen. This tropical fruit contains papain, an ideal enzyme to improve digestion, key to boost metabolism and burn fat.

Almond Butter

It is a low glycemic food, which means it helps keep blood sugar levels stable. That is crucial when the blood sugar level increases and crashes on a regular basis, slows your metabolism.

Oats

Oatmeal is rich in beta-glucan, a special type of fiber that helps slow carbohydrate digestion, which releases sugars at a slower rate. This triggers certain metabolic responses that decrease appetite.

Grapefruit

Goodbye apples and oranges! This citrus fruit contains naringenin, an antioxidant that helps keep blood sugar constant and helps improve calorie burning.

Yogurt

People who increase their intake of yogurt, at least one serving a day, lose half a kilo every four years, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which followed about 120,000 adults for two decades. Those who skipped the daily portion gained weight.

Red wine

The health benefits of alcohol have been debated for a long time, but some research shows that red wine contains resveratrol, which can help to better metabolize the sugar we consume. But it only has positive effects when consumed in moderation.

Via: Prima