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Summer is Near: Boost Your Metabolism!

By April 11, 2020 April 16th, 2020 No Comments

You probably don’t need a scientist to tell you that your metabolism slows with age. And it’s important to know that that starving yourself or eating less IS NOT going to boost your metabolism; technically speaking, the opposite is true. However, you can’t just eat anything!

For many people, processed foods, breads, pastas and grains are foods that block a properly functioning metabolism, but there are several factors that determine your individual metabolic rate. Factors such as, your body size and composition, your sex (men usually have less body fat and more muscle than do women of the same age and weight, burning more calories), and your age. Time for some good news……We know how to boost your metabolism! By adding theses 4 super foods to your diet you can boost your metabolism, giving you more energy and in return burning fat! 

4 Foods That Will Boost Your Metabolism:

Almonds

They are high in calories (so don’t overdo it), BUT we can assure you that they help to burn fat in the long run. This fruit is full of fatty acids and that’s what will help to raise your metabolism.

Chia Seeds

These tiny little bundles of joy are packed with protein, the healthy omega 3 fats AND fiber!  Chia seeds are awesome for boosting the metabolism. You can find them in parfaits, mixed with fruit, and sure to give your morning a kick start. 

Celery

When you chew on celery, you’re stimulating digestion, adding water to hydrate, which is a key to a better metabolism. We are certain you have heard at some point that celery is a “negative-calorie” food, and while we’re not sure we can confirm that, we are on board with the fact that celery is a very low calorie food can be a big-time metabolism booster.

Chocolate

Raw cacao is one of the best food sources of magnesium. Why do our bodies need magnesium? Magnesium helps to support healthy glucose levels and also stimulates the fat-burning hormone adiponectin. So, reach for a bit of dark chocolate when you’re having a craving because it won’t hurt your efforts towards a better metabolism and may even give you a boost! As with all sweets, remember less is better.

 

Keep in mind that your metabolism influences your body’s basic energy needs, but it’s your food and beverage intake and your physical activity that ultimately determine how much you weigh. Keep your food clean and your metabolism will be more efficient.  Get a daily workout in! Not only is exercise an additional way to reduce your stress, but working out is key to boosting your metabolism. Developing and keeping a healthy lifestyle will have big payoffs in the long run. Start introducing these super foods into your diet today! 

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