A Healthy Diet
Welcome to Part 2 of ‘7 Metabolism Booster’. In this article I will list foods and drinks you can introduce into your daily diet that will help you to boost your metabolism and help you to get to your ideal weight. On their own these will not make a significant impact on your body, but when combined you will have a potent strategy for achieving your goals.
Let’s get into it!
Drink Kombucha Tea
it reduces stress, strengthens your immune system, increases your energy, but more importantly it helps boost your metabolism.
Probably the easiest way to boost your metabolism is by drinking green tea. Green tea has been shown to help decrease the process in which your body transforms glucose into fat. This is exactly what you want to do in order to help decrease you fat gain as well as increase your metabolism.
This is yet another type of tea that helps speed up your metabolism. When you drink this tea a process called lipolysis comes into motion, which is a process that breaks down fat and turns into energy.
Ginger is another thing that will help increase your metabolic rate, but one thing should be said and that is ginger only boosts your metabolism only slightly. Combine eating ginger and other things like mixing in tea, soup, or fries.
Many cold water fish like salmon and mackerel contain a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids. This is good fat that helps you increase metabolism as well as many other healthy benefits. The way fish affects your metabolic rate is that it affects a hormone called leptin which controls your metabolic rate.
One of the easiest ways to boost metabolism is by drinking coffee. The caffeine in coffee allows your nervous system to make your body start to break down fat molecules. It also stimulates certain hormones that travel through the bloodstream which break down fat molecules as well.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It has been shown that apple cider vinegar can boost your metabolism. This stuff also works as a good appetite suppressant as well. But in reality it doesn’t even have to be apple cider vinegar, it could be just plain old vinegar. There is some evidence that apple cider vinegar has more healthy benefits as well like soothing sore throats, lower bad cholesterol, and prevents indigestion.
This could be considered a spicy food, but are great for boosting your metabolism. Spicy foods, like cayenne peppers causes your body temperature to rise. This means your body has to cool it down. It does this by burning calories and increasing your metabolic rate.
This is one way to make your glass of water a little more interesting. Squeeze some lemon in it. The lemon will help your liver, which will help your metabolism be more efficient. It also helps decrease the amount of your body’s ability to store fats and carbohydrates.
Even though it has a lot of sugar, watermelon has been shown to help increase your metabolic rate. The evidence comes from what’s in watermelon. An amino acid called arginine helps with the metabolism process.
Low Fat Yoghurt
Yogurt has a good amount of calcium which helps in the metabolic process. It also is notorious for having a significant amount of protein which is also good for muscle mass, which will indirectly help boost your metabolism.
Eating complex carbohydrates such as whole grains like actually good for your metabolism. Some of the best sources for whole grains can be found in barley, buckwheat, oats, brown rice, and quinoa.
These types of vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower have a high amount of vitamin B. This is good for helping boost your metabolism. These vegetables will help you burn fat and they also have a high amount of fiber. These vegetables also have a good amount of calcium as well. Some example of other cruciferous vegetables are cabbage, turnip, watercress, radish, and kale.
If you are going to get protein from meats, then it is best to eat lean meats for boosting your metabolism. Protein is the greatest macronutrient for increasing your metabolic rate more than carbohydrates or fats.
All types of beans you find at the store have a high amount of Vitamin B which is great for boosting your metabolism. They are also high in fiber and also have the ability to lower bad cholesterol. They are also high in potassium, magnesium, and calcium as well, which all play a vital role in your metabolism. Some of the recommended beans include black beans, pinto beans, mung beans, black-eyed beans, and lima beans.
and finally….Drinking enough water!
How can water increase your metabolism, you say? Well, water is actually involved in all types of cellular processes in your body. When you become dehydrated, these processes become less efficient. This includes your metabolism. If you do not get enough water in your body, you will not be able to burn off fats quickly to lose weight. Take note that your metabolism is a series of chemical reactions inside your body.
You need to stay hydrated in order for these chemical reactions to go smoothly. Even if you are just one percent dehydrated, your metabolism will be affected. Also, you should realize that your body may have difficulty identifying if you are hungry or thirsty. So if you think that you are hungry, you may actually just be dehydrated. Instead of eating, you should try to drink water and see if you still feel hungry afterwards.
If you are trying to lose weight, you should drink a glass of water before your meal. This will make you feel fuller, so you will eat less. A lot of people also claim that they are able to eat more carefully when they drink water before eating. According to a study, people who drink water before a meal are able to reduce their calorie consumption. If you habitually drink water before eating, you can lose about eight pounds per year.
Furthermore, drinking water can help improve your digestive system. When you drink water, you are able to digest your food properly. Water lets your kidneys function well and filter things that have to be filtered. This allows you to have smooth bowel movements and avoid constipation. If you do not drink enough water, minerals such as calcium can accumulate in your urine. This can make it harder for you to urinate and you can be at risk of urinary and kidney stones. Chronic dehydration can cause painful kidney stones.
So how much water do you really need? How will you know if you are getting sufficient amounts of water to maintain your metabolism and keep your digestive system normal? In the past, doctors and medical professionals said that eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day is enough. Today, however, experts say otherwise. How much water you need to take depends on your weight, size, location and activity level. Generally, you have to drink between one-half ounce and one ounce of water for every pound you weigh each day. For instance, if you are one hundred and fifty pounds, you have to drink seventy-five to one hundred and fifty ounces of water per day.
You have to drink a lot of water if you live in a place where the climate is hot or if you exercise vigorously. On the other hand, if you live somewhere cooler and does not exercise frequently, your need for water may be on the lower end of such range. Basically, your need for water depends on your body size and lifestyle.
Another way on how you can tell how much water you need is by checking your urine. If it is clear or light in color and is odorless, you are properly hydrated. Otherwise, you are dehydrated and you need to drink more water. As mentioned earlier, the darker and more concentrated your urine is, the more dehydrated you are.
I hope you found this informative and that you can start implementing some of these foods into your daily nutrition. Remember, every little thing you can do to help you towards your goals will accumulate. It isn’t just one thing you need to do in order to get to your ideal weight.
Be sure to look out for Part 3 of ‘7 Metabolism Booster’.