As a kid, I would get hungry often as I play soccer and as a young adult, my metabolism heightened due to the rigorous training of national service and being a coach. However, I realised that with age, it is not as easy as the metabolism rate decreases. Metabolic rate is the same rate at which calories are burned.
10 Metabolism Boosting Foods
1. Green Tea
Green tea boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. It also contains anti-cancer properties and helps prevent heart disease. Weight-conscious celebrities drinks them.
University of Michigan did a study that indicates drinking water speeds up weight loss and boost metabolism. Researchers in Germany found that subjects of the study increased their metabolic rates by 30 percent after drinking approximately 17 ounces of water. Water is also a natural appetite suppressant that banishes bloat as it flushes out sodium and toxins. If you are hungry, drink water as you can actually mistaken thirst for hunger.
3. Lean Turkey
Protein boost metabolism, lose fat and build lean muscle tissue. A 3-ounce serving of boneless, skinless lean turkey breast provides 26 grams of appetite-curbing protein, 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat.
According to a Penn State University study, soup is made up of a hunger-satisfying combination of liquids and solids. In the study, women chose one of three 270-calorie snacks before lunch. Women who had chicken and rice soup as a snack consumed an average 100 fewer calories than those in the study who opted for a chicken and rice casserole or the casserole and a glass of water
5. Low-Fat Yogurt
In Obesity Research, dairy products such as yogurt that contain about 450 mg per 8-ounce serving, as well as 12 grams of protein can boost weight loss efforts. People who have 3-4 servings of dairy foods lose significantly more weight. It includes calcium, protein, good bacteria and probiotics for your digestive tract.
A good source of cholesterol-fighting, fat-soluble fiber that keeps you full and provides you with the energy you need for the day. Just be sure to choose steel cut or rolled oats, not instant oatmeal as 3-4 cups contains lesser than 100 calories.
Broccoli is high in calcium and vitamin C, which boosts calcium absorption. It has plenty of vitamin A, folate and fiber. With only 20-calories per cup, this weight-loss also contains powerful phytochemicals that boost your immunity and protect against disease.
8. Hot Peppers
It speeds up and boost metabolism and cool your cravings, researchers at Laval University in Canada found. Here’s why: Capsaicin (a chemical found in jalapeno and cayenne peppers) temporarily stimulates your body to release more stress hormones, which speeds up your metabolism and causes you to burn more calories.
Researchers at Scripps Clinic found that participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal in a 12-week period lost an average of 3.6 pounds. The study indicates that the unique chemical properties in this vitamin C-packed citrus fruit reduce insulin levels, which promotes weight loss and boost metabolism. However, if you are taking medication, check with your doctor about any potentially adverse interactions with grapefruit. Due to their soft peel, it is a nicer alternative to an orange.
10. Apples and Pears
Overweight women who ate the equivalent of three small apples or pears a day lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than women who didn’t add fruit to their diet, according to re searchers from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Fruit eaters also ate fewer calories overall. So next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack.
These 10 wonderful foods will definitely boost your metabolism. With higher metabolism, you will burn more calories. Another way of burning calories is by coming down to our bootcamp, or check out our various personal training services if you’re looking for more personalised workouts.
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