Foods That Increase Metabolism
by Court under Diet
While technically not a food, it can’t be left off the list. Water is one of the most important resources you can have if you want to increase your metabolic rate.
Your body needs ample amounts of water to process food so dehydration messes up the process. On top of that, you will be able to burn significantly higher amounts of calories during exercise if you are fully hydrated. Even a slight amount of dehydration can hamper your body’s ability to deliver energy to your muscles during exercise.
What – you don’t eat ice as a food?
Believe it or not, your body is forced to increase its metabolic rate when you consume cold drinks. For this reason, ice water will boost your metabolism more than regular water.
Taking an ice bath would have the same affect. Can you handle it?
Complete protein sources such as chicken, turkey, eggs, and fish are great foods that increase your metabolism. It requires more energy to digest these foods and on top of that, protein is obviously the building block of new muscle for you. Building and/or maintaining your muscle is one of the most key aspects of keeping your metabolism revving.
The acid in grapefruit helps control blood sugar and insulin (the most major of the fat storage hormones) levels when eaten with other foods. In fact, it has been used successfully to help manage both appetite and fat storage.
5. Apples and Other High Fiber Fruits
Fruits that are low in calories and high in fiber are great for boosting metabolism. It’s especially useful to eat high fiber foods as snacks in between meals. As I have discussed in some of my other lessons, you need to make sure that you are eating every three to four hours if you want to keep your metabolism high.
Vegetables are obviously awesome for increasing your metabolism. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and help you to feel full for a long time. This is just as crucial as managing your appetite without starving your body is key.
7. Healthy Fats
Eating healthy fats is crucial to keeping your metabolism in order. At one point in my life, I completely destroyed my metabolism by not eating healthy fat (among other things). I now consume over 150 grams of healthy fat per day and it’s done wonders for my body composition. I get my healthy fats from olive oil, avocados, olives, coconut oil, omega 3 eggs, and a few other sources.
If you are trying to learn how to boost your metabolism, I have a few other lessons that I think will really help you out. One of the most crucial aspects of learning to control your body is preventing fat gain. Many people fail in their efforts to lose fat because they are unknowingly adding fat during certain parts of the day. This is obviously disastrous and has to be avoided at all costs. If you’re interested in learning about that check out Foods That Make Us Fat.
Also, learning to control your appetite is critical. If you want to learn more about that aspect of weight control, check this out: Why Am I Always Hungry? The Crucial 7 Principles Of Successful Appetite Control.
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