Speed up your metabolism because diets just don’t work in the long term. If you master your metabolism it becomes easy to master your weight and how you feel. When you add these magic foods and the right things to your everyday life those positive changes can make a big difference over the long haul. After all the key to a healthy life is healthy choices. Here’s five great food choices that are easy to integrate into life in the real world.
Speed up your metabolism and your body can burn more calories than normal with exercising. And that can help you lose those extra pounds. Here are some foods that will help you to boost your metabolism rate naturally. Make it a point to include these in your daily meals and you’ll look and feel better for it.
- High Quality Protein
Protein is an important nutrient that helps to improve your muscle mass and build your body just the way you want. Protein-rich foods have a thermic effect so that means that your body consumes a lot of energy and time to digest and absorb them. And when your body is put to work, it will automatically increase your metabolism rate.
According to studies, eating protein rich foods regularly can help to improve your metabolism rate up to 30%. This is way higher than the results people obtain eating carb-rich and fat-rich foods. So eating those high quality protein rich foods can help you to boost your metabolism rate and help you in maintaining your muscle mass at the same time. And remember muscle burns more calories than fat! Some foods that are rich in proteins are nuts, legumes, dairy products, meat, fish and eggs. Try to stay with high quality seafood like wild salmon and grass fed meats as much as possible.
- Mineral Rich Food Choices
In your body, it is the thyroid gland that controls your body’s metabolism rate. Though nutrients such as iron, zinc and selenium provide different benefits to the human body, they all contribute to the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. When you eat foods rich in iron, zinc and selenium on a regular basis, your thyroid gland’s potential to secrete the right amount of hormones will increase phenomenally.
With that your metabolism rate will be at healthy levels at all times. When your body doesn’t get enough of iron, zinc or selenium, your thyroid gland will not have enough strength to produce the right quantity of hormones and that brings down the pace of your metabolism rate. Include foods such as meat, milk, eggs, seafood, nuts & seeds in your daily menu.
- Hot Peppers
Also known as chili peppers, capsicum is an important vegetable that you should consume daily to improve your metabolism rate. It contains a chemical known as capsaicin, which helps to improve your body’s fat & calorie-burning potential. So it’s as simple as making a shift in your food preparation to speed up your metabolism.
When you eat a little bit of capsicum (2 to 10mg) every day, before your meal, you will start feeling full before you know it. As a result, you will eat less, helping your body to burn the calories quicker than you expected. The best part is that these chili peppers (green yellow and red) are extremely tasty as well! Remember when you’re preparing peppers to use caution and not touch your hands to your eyes. The smaller the pepper the hotter the spice so check what amount of spice is enjoyable before adding too much. Then spice up your life, speed up your metabolism, enjoy and eat them regularly.
Rich in acetic acid, apple cider vinegar helps to boost your metabolism rate and lose weight quickly. Studies have proved that when you consume about 20ml of apple cider vinegar daily, you can eat about 275 calories lower than your usual quantity. Apple Cider Vinegar is great for digestion too so see how it works for you. It’s inexpensive and tasty!
Although it’s not technically a food, water is so important it can’t be left out. Drink enough water every day so that you stay hydrated at all times. It is believed that when you drink a lot of every day, you will witness at least a 40% jump in your metabolism rate. All you need to do is to consciously keep a count on the quantity and drink plenty of water to burn more calories than before. Try using a water bottle throughout the day if you need to form the habit.
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It’s doing all the little things right overtime that will have you looking and feeling your very best!
Hi! Nice post on how to speed up your metabolism and I needed to read this and it helped remind me to pay more attention to what I eat, how much, and when I eat it. My metabolism is slower than I would like and since winter is starting here I need to get it jump started as much as possible since I can’t exercise outside anymore. Do you have any metabolism boosting suggestions for during winter months? Thx! xoxo
Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. You’re so wise to pay attention to the winter months… it can be easy to let it slip in that season. It’s a great time to add some weight training to literally increase your lean muscle mass and it can be done at home with body weight training and not going to the gym! Check our YouTube Channel videos that show you how here… Enjoy!!
I know that water is very important when it comes to increasing metabolism and also in general body healthiness. I find pepper a bit of a problem for me. Apart from pepper spray, I don’t think like any other pepper thingy. Lol. I will try to incorporate this in my day to day eating lifestyle especially adding proteins and minerals. I’m glad you could help with this post.
Pepper is an individual thing… some people love it and some don’t. If it works for you it’s got great benefits for sure. Thanks so much for the comment.
In the first part of your article, I got the impression you’re an advocate of the Keto diet. But after continuing the read, you’re not but instead, you’re just recommending people to intake high-quality protein which is almost similar to those being taught in Keto diets. Another thing is that I actually got amazed to know that chili or capsicum can do wonders like that. Is it true that it can make us feel full if eaten before a meal? What about if I have hyperacidity, is it still recommended for me?
Be very mindful of how your stomach feels and start slow. Our systems are all unique and you’ve got to see what works for you. Thanks for commenting!
Its been confirmed that if we properly take care of what we eat and monitor it accordingly, it helps in loosing weight and healing the body than exercises, not disputing the fact that exercise is still Important. Speeding up metabolism is very good for the body, and thanks to you foe sharing the foods that can help you achieve this.
Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the article.
What a great post, personally I have a slim body, and I have been researching on foods that are recommended for growing big, I knew about foods rich in protein, but when I eat more of goods rich in protein,I really don’t get change,and instead I always start developing some rashes and acnes on my skin, I know about water, I just learnt that chilli is an ingredient that helps in metabolism, I will have to add it in my shopping list so as not to forget.
Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. It takes time to see what combinations work best as we are all unique.
Thanks for summarizing such an amazing review about our metabolism.
I want to say that my somatic type is mesomorf and that gives me a lot of problems. My metabolism is very slow and all I eat i feel very heavy. You put here a good information about the high quality protein. I think i must start to eat more proteins and do more exercise to speed up my metabolism. I didn’t knew that hot peppers helps me to speed up my metabolism. I didn’t try until now because i don’t like this kind o vegetables.
This became now my first goal, to eat hot peppers.
Best wishes and good luck. Hope to see more articles like this.
Thanks so much for the comment. It’s a process but it’s sure worth it to have our bodies run at an optimum level.
Hi JM, thank you very much for publishing a great article about “Magic Foods To Speed Up Your Metabolism”. I didn’t know about capsicum virtues that’s why normally I ignored this but reading your post I knew enough about it. I hope to get more great article from you in the future.
Thanks for commenting. It’s so awesome how the peppers can really help!
Speeding up your metabolism is very good and helpful for human health. What we ingest into our body system determines a lot about how our lifestyle, shape, health stability is going to be like so it’s advisable to watch what we eat carefully. Water is never the last, it’s been a very great help and overtime, it’s been discovered that it heals even than drugs sometimes, it helps digestion and body functionality.
You’re so right about the water… it really helps. Thanks for commenting!
This is a very good post for you to write here on how to speed up ones metabolism. I don’t know how to master my metabolism so I hope that you can write something on that discuss sometime later. Your post has opened my eyes to some very good foods and ways that I can increase my own metabolism. This is nice. Thank you very much.
So glad you saw something that could be helpful for you. Thanks so much for commenting.
Thanks nice article you have shared. I’m a fitness freak person so. am looking for this kind of post. Yes, you are right diets just don’t work in the long term & I tried it so many times but it doesn’t work on me! My metabolism is slower than I would like & your post make me more conscious how much I need to eat & when I need! Winter is coming, I’m so excited to know more about it. Please give your valuable suggestion for this month regarding metabolism boosting. Love to read more article from you!
Hello and thanks so much for commenting. December is definitely a month to set aside some time for weights or body weight training. We’ve got some great videos over on YouTube, please check them out.
I’m not fond of hot peppers, but I think I’ll give them one more chance. Funny, but I always believed that anything too spicy is bad for my health.
I haven’t exercised a lot these last months, so my metabolism is way too slow. Stupid, I know. Health should come first and work second. But I’ve been running a lot lately so no time for healthy habits.
We are all unique so it’s important to take the time and see what works best. Thanks so much for the comment!
Thanks for the list. I’ve been trying to lose weight for the last year, but I can’t seem to keep it down. I lose a few pounds and then I gain them back. Probably because I can’t resist anything with sugar. 😛
I wouldn’t mind a little help, though, so I’ll try the foods. I don’t like apple cider vinegar, but for the rest of them, I’m in. 😀
Hope you discover what works well for you. It’s a process… thanks so much for commenting.
I thought that the only food that had proteins was meat and since I’m trying to eat healthily, or at least, more healthily than before, I tried to reduce red meat. It was only yesterday that I read an article about it and I realised that it’s not only about what you eat but it’s also about what you burn. Thank you so much for the food list. I’ll try to eat one of these at least once a week (except water, I need this everyday right? :P)
Good water is so important and if you do well on red meat it’s a great food source. Grass Fed is the very best if it’s available in your area. Quality is so important!
For years, I was drinking 2-3 glasses of water a day but then I found a video on how good drinking more water is for our health. So I decided to start drinking at least 6 every day and the difference was huge. I was feeling way more energetic than before. I had no idea, though that it had an impact on weight loss. That’s awesome!
It’s amazing how much of a difference the water makes! Thanks so much, I appreciate your comment.