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These Foods Will Boost Your Metabolism

Updated on August 25, 2011

Speed Up Your Metabolism

There are several foods that can boost your metabolic rate. We list these foods below and explain how they speed up your metabolism; plus we offer delicious and exciting metabolic cooking tips. OK, let's get started.

 

Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

Protein

Consuming more protein is a sure fire way to rev up your metabolism because your body requires more calories to digest protein as compared to digesting carbohydrates.

When it comes to adding protein to your meals your first choice should be either Turkey or Chicken.

Turkey is a complete protein that will boost your (BMR) basic metabolic rate, and is one of the leanest meats you can add to your protein resources.

Chicken is a staple protein that can be added to your meals. It's lean, easy to cook, adaptable in most dishes as well as being cheap.

Beef and Lamb. Red meat has always been a talking point amongst health professionals, with some believing that you should stay clear of it and others that say you can consume it once or twice a week. Regardless of the schools of thought red meat contains creatine monohydrate which helps your body use more creatine phosphate (ATP) to help you build muscle.

Egg whites (limited whole eggs). A good metabolism boosting dish is a simple egg-white omelet flavored with chili powder, fresh veggies and cubes of lean ham.

Other fat burning lean proteins:
Salmon
Tuna
Trout

 

Whey Protein (Protein Powder Supplement)

Whey Protein is probably the best form of metabolic booster you can consume. It is a complete high quality protein that will turbo charge your metabolism, keep you feeling fuller for longer and satisfied.

 Rolled Oats

Rolled oats made with whey protein and flaxmeal is a good combination as a breakfast meal to boost your metabolism. Morning is the best time to eat rolled oats as this is when your body requires carbohydrates for your brain and body to function effectively throughout the day.

 

Almonds

Almonds contain essential fatty acids that help your body raise it's metabolism. However, nuts have a high fat content which means that they also have a high calorie content , so be careful not to have too many. Other nuts such as pine, cashews and walnuts also contain healthy fats and antioxidants.

 

Green Tea

Green Tea is known to boost the metabolism. This is because it contains epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG for short), which has been found to stimulate the metabolic rate.

Rather than having a cup of coffee in the morning try a cup of green tea as a metabolism boosters, it will help you focus during the morning.

To speed up your metabolism even faster it is recommended that you take a Green Tea supplement instead of drinking copious cups of green tea

Lean Green

Primaforce Lean Green Green Tea Extract Vegetarian Capsules, 500 mg, 60-Count (Pack of 2)
Primaforce Lean Green Green Tea Extract Vegetarian Capsules, 500 mg, 60-Count (Pack of 2)

Lean Green is an extremely potent green tea extract that boosts the metabolism, enhances the immune function and prevents insulin resistance

 

Peanut Butter

Surprisingly, peanut butter is one of those health foods that people think is bad because of its high caloric content, but the good news is that it contains essential fatty acids, a huge amount of fibre and some incomplete protein.So to lessen the calories have it on celery instead of toast as a snack!

 

Berries

Delicious berries are jam packed full of antioxidants and is a key health food to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your metabolism revved up. All super speedy berries are included, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries,gooseberries, cherries and blackberries Enjoy a bowl of mixed berries topped with a spoonful of natural greek yogurt and a handful of almonds. Great metabolic booster.

 In Conclusion

Now that you have all this information how do you put this together into a meal plan? Well, we recommend Metabolic Cooking which shows you how to prepare and cook foods that will keep your metabolism continually revved up.

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