What foods boost metabolism?
Metabolism is the chemical and physiological processes by which the body builds and maintains itself and by which it breaks down food and nutrients to produce energy. People frequently ask me what they can eat to boost their metabolism. There are several things you can do to achieve a high metabolism. Adequate water intake is important to ensure that all of your body’s systems are working efficiently. I suggest that you consume at least 8+ glasses of water a day. Fruits and vegetables are another way to keep your metabolism up. They generally contain few calories and are high in vitamins and minerals. Choosing a piece of fresh fruit or pre cut vegetables instead of a high fat processed snacks keeps your metabolism moving. Intake of excessive sugar or fat can slow your metabolism so make sure your diet is low in these and high in fiber, lean protein, low fat dairy and fruits and vegetables. In addition to the types of foods consumed, it is important to look at your dietary pattern. I would advise that you spread food intake out into 4-5 small meals a day. Eating just two large meals a day can slow metabolism and make you feel lethargic and weak. In addition, a surefire way to reduce metabolism is by not eating enough. When people drastically reduce calories, their body’s metabolism will slow down to conserve energy. Finally, with your doctor’s permission, add some physical activity to your day. This can kick start metabolism and help give you energy.Login to Favorite