You might have noticed your metabolism isn’t quite as fast as it was back when you were 15 and hitting track practice everyday. Luckily for you, there are a bunch of different foods that can give your metabolism the extra boost you’re looking for. Keep reading for 10 surprising foods that boost your metabolism.
No, this doesn’t mean a binge on milk chocolate will do you any good. What it does mean is that if you have dark chocolate with 70% or higher cacao, you could see a little boost in your metabolism. Of course, moderation is key!
The caffeine in coffee will actually give your metabolism a nice little pick-me-up. Coffee and tea will both do the trick, but don’t overdo it!
The heat in jalapeños basically send a signal out to your hormones to increase your heart rate and start burning your calories and fat. Throw some on your salads or sandwiches for the extra burn.
Adding a slice or two of watermelon to your meal isn’t such a bad idea! There is an amino acid in watermelon called arginine that actually speeds up fat loss while increasing muscle mass.
Again, moderation is key. Many people might not realize that almonds are actually quite high in calories. The fatty acids in almonds, however, totally raise your metabolism!
6. Greek Yogurt
The calcium in Greek yogurt can actually help your burn more calories than your may think. Try to choose a plain or unsweetened yogurt and throw in some fruit or granola!
Celery will kick your metabolism into full gear. It is super high in fiber, which means your body works extra hard to work it through your system.
Cinnamon does this amazing thing where it burns calories throughout the day after you eat it. So go ahead and sprinkle it on your oatmeal in the morning for a boost that’ll last all day.
Fish will help regulate your metabolism, and is generally a great low protein choice. Salmon and tuna are great options.
Eggs are such a good source of Vitamin D, which is excellent for your muscles. The better your muscle mass, the easier it is for your body to burn calories.
Do you know any other surprising foods that boost your metabolism? Tell us in the comments below!
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