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7 Foods That Boost Metabolism

The level of metabolism in your body is oftentimes influenced by the amount of muscles and fats. The more you develop muscles, the lesser fats you'll have. And muscles always need to burn calories (energy) to keep going. So, the increase of capability of releasing body energy would also mean increase in level of metabolism.

While exercise is an obvious option to increase metabolism, there are also foods that can boost metabolism. And adding them to your daily meal will increase the fat-burning effect in your body.

(1) Water. Water is not only needed by every cell in the body, it also keeps the fat away. Applying the recommended 8 glasses of water a day (including juice, soup, coffee, tea, etc.) will naturally suppress appetite and metabolize stored body fat. The decrease of water intake increases fat deposits in the body. If the body is unnecessarily deprived of having enough water, it goes into survival mode and won’t function normally.

(2) Olive oil. This type of oil has been there and famous since the ancient times even used in anointing kings. It is the healthy alternative in cooking oils. Olive oil lowers high cholesterol levels and a very powerful antioxidant. New discoveries show that olive oil significantly speeds up the body’s metabolism. This is good news for olive oil lovers who want to lose weight.

(3) Hot pepper. If you are the type of person who loves to include hot pepper in your meals, this is good news for you because hot pepper can help boost your metabolism. Hot peppers not only spice up your food, it also adds color to it. And in other parts of the world, many would eat it raw. Study has indicated that the heat that hot peppers produce, through an ingredient called capsaicin, enables the body to produce energy, which in turn increases its temperature and metabolism. Hot pepper is a fat-burning food.

(4) Grapes. You might be surprised if I say that grapes is among the list of superfoods that people tend to overlook. Grapes is known to give a robust life. It is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and B9 (or folate). This fruit not only helps activate your metabolism, it also helps prevent heart diseases, breast cancer, kidney disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and other illnesses.

(5) Green tea. Green tea is another good source that boost metabolism. New discoveries indicated that green tea extract can significantly increase the level of metabolism and has remarkable effect on fat oxidation. It increases the energy in your body. Starting your day with a cup of green tea will help you lose weight.

(6) Apple. This fruit is very handy, and making it a part of your snack can prevent overeating. Apple is also one of the fruits that can give you enough energy during workout. Apples not only control your weight, it can also give you healthy teeth, lower bad cholesterol levels, strong immune system, healthier heart, and so on.

(7) Pear. This sweet fruit is among the favorites because it is a very good source of soluble dietary fiber. It is rich in vitamins E, C, B2, copper, and potassium. Like apples, pears can also give you enough energy during workout. It is also a good source of antioxidants and can help relieve inflammation, throat problems, and fever.

I got more! Other foods that boost metabolism are cinnamon, almonds, spinach, coffee, broccoli, yogurt, lean turkey, oatmeal, and lean meat.

To get rid of body fat in a steady pace, make fat-burning foods a part of your daily meals, and build healthy muscles through exercise.


Street Talk

Lemuel, thanks for the article. Fat burning should be the number 1 goal for everyone wanting to make changes to their body. I believe the focus on fat burning and not on weight loss would help many more people get the body they desire.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hi Mark. I fully agree. Burning excess fat in the body should belong to the top priorities. And a healthy body is always linked to a happier and fulfilled life. Although, there are findings that can prove that food can do it better than exercise, both should go together in one's quest for a healthier lifestyle. Thanks for the compliment.

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  about 7 years ago

Weary good article Lemuel! Great information about food that boost metabolism.. I wrote couple of articles about diet, but newer mentioned food that can boost metabolism.. I learned some new stuff in your article..! Tnx!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hello and welcome. Glad to have added something. Thanks for stopping by.

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  about 7 years ago

I am learning so much from your writing Lemuel, keep them coming!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Shawn

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  about 7 years ago

Good information Lemuel, I'm a big fan of olive oil it's a little more expensive but food definitely tastes better. I think it has some positive effects on your skin too.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Penny. I think olive oil is also good for your skin. There was an article I read about skin care, whose author mentioned extra virgin olive oil as one of her favorite facial cleanser.

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  about 7 years ago

Yum Yum all good stuff, don't mind eating all that gorgeous food its the exercise bit I seem to keep missing lately. Nice article Lemuel I'm inspired might even do some yoga tonight. LOL

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Mark. I'm glad to have inspired you. Yoga would be a great idea. :)

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  about 7 years ago

One of your best articles Lemuel with so good information. Keep up the good work!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Maria

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  about 7 years ago

Lots of yummy information! Nice article. I like all these ideas too.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Cynthia. You can easily make smoothies with these great fruits.

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  about 7 years ago

True! I usually go for bananas plus whatever. Will pass on the chili though I've tried it in chocolate and found it surprisingly good.

  
  about 7 years ago

Great article, Lemuel! Boosting the metabolism is extremely important. I didn't know about grapes being good for it. I'm going to try some hot peppers, too. Of course, I will have to chop them up into little pieces, I never liked peppers that were real hot.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Georgia. I'm sure you'll be energized. My favorite is mixture of pepper and coconut milk in food.

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  about 7 years ago

That's interesting. Does the coconut milk reduce the heat in the peppers?

  
  about 7 years ago
  

Hi Georgia. I'm not sure if coconut milk can reduce heat in hot peppers but your food will have a distinct delicious taste when mixed with coconut milk and hot peppers.

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  about 7 years ago

Dear Lemuel, A lot of valuable information, I hope you are what you preach, nice article..

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Alfred. Yes, I live a good lifestyle - the main reason I'm still a part of a great soccer team. It's my way of life and it will always be even after soccer. It inspires me to write articles such as this.

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  about 7 years ago

I like everything you mentioned especially the hot stuff. Great article

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you John. Peppers are my favorite too.

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  about 7 years ago
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