Health & Wellness
11 Ingredients That Can Help Speed Up Your Metabolism
Looking for a way to boost your metabolism? Adding some magic ingredients to your recipes could be the answer.
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You may already be well aware of the metabolism-boosting qualities of green tea but there’s another tea that has similar effects. Black tea changes gut metabolites and energy metabolism in the liver, according to research from UCLA. That means that sipping this stuff regularly could aid your weight loss journey.
Into the sweeter stuff? It may not be quite as healthy, but we’ve our favorite brand of iced tea!
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away… but can it also speed up your metabolism? The answer could be yes. Research suggests that not only can these fruits help to boost people’s metabolism, but that they could also have cardioprotective traits, meaning they could keep your heart healthy. Why not make your own apple skewers and grill them at home?
Whether you enjoy it as a sweet dessert or like to put it on top of something spicy, yogurt could be better for you than you imagine. A study from Imperial College London found that the probiotics in yogurt and similar products had a positive impact on your gut and metabolism.
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There are plenty of ways to enjoy this ingredient including making a deliciously good mushroom and barley soup. But did you know that it could also speed up your metabolism? According to one Swedish study, barley can help reduce your appetite, normalize your blood sugar levels, and improve your metabolism too.
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There’s some seriously good news for pescatarians. Research suggests that consuming fatty fish, this includes fish like salmon, whitefish and mackerel, can lead to an increase in your metabolism and can also help to protect your heart. Not sure what to have for dinner tonight? It might be time to check out some of our favorite fish recipes—all ready in 30 minutes or less!
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There’s nothing quite like a tall, refreshing glass of milk alongside our favorite cookie recipes. Not only does this drink give you a real calcium kick, but it could also be fantastic for your metabolism. Research has recently found that ingredients in milk boost the gene SIRT1 which leads to an active metabolism.
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It’s the perfect breakfast dish and packed with vitamins, but now you have another reason to enjoy the humble grapefruit. Research has shown that this particular fruit could be key when it comes to breaking down fats. Of course, you can enjoy fresh grapefruit just as it is or add some sugar to the mix to break down the bitterness. The choice is yours.
If you’re on the hunt for a way to lose weight, you might just have found it. Cinnamon is not only a delicious ingredient that will spice up almost any dish, but it could also be a key weapon in the fight against obesity. Research from the University of Michigan found that it boosts the metabolism by helping to regulate the proteins that support it.
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A staple of many Asian dishes, soybeans should never be overlooked. These tasty treats could be the answer to speeding up your metabolism more than you know. Research suggests that these beans could actually help boost this area while also lowering the chances of cholesterol too. What more could you want?
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If you can’t get by without your morning fix of java, you are sure to love this next one. Some theories suggest that the caffeine in coffee helps to stimulate the metabolism. That means that it boosts the area and leads to a more effective system. So, drinking a few cups here and there could be good for you.
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You’ve likely heard the rumor that spicy food helps to improve your metabolism. Well, it’s not a myth. There’s a load of research to support this idea. The reason is clear. These peppers contain capsaicin, a chemical that helps convert calories into energy. Why not spice up your cooking today?