The best foods you can eat to increase your metabolism!

By Laura Ratcliffe March 22, 2019

Metabolism in simple terms is your body converting foods into energy! Calories in the food and beverages you consume are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function! Here are 7 foods/drinks that can help speed up the rate of your metabolism.

Protein rich food: High protein foods such as meat, eggs and fish can help increase your metabolism for a few hours at a time! They require your body to use more energy in order to digest them. Protein can also help you feel full for longer.

Iron: Foods containing high amounts of iron helps your thyroid gland do its job – regulating your metabolism! Include foods like meat, nuts, and seafood in your daily menu.

Coffee: Coffee has actually been proven to improve your metabolism rate by up to 11%! People who drink up to 3 cups of coffee, can burn up to 100 extra calories in a day!

Tea: Another staple in many peoples day, but did you know it can help with your metabolism? Green tea and oolong tea can help boost your metabolism by up to 10%!

Water: Drinking water is good for everything! Drinking water can temporarily improve your metabolism by up to 30%! The body needs to use more calories to heat the water you’re adding into your body, however, it only lasts around 60-90 minutes…

Seaweed: Seaweed is great source of iodine, which helps produce thyroid hormones that helps regulate your metabolism! Some types of seaweed may even have anti-obesity effects because it can increase the amount of calories you burn.

Cacao and cocoa: You might just think of these as tasty treats but they can actually benefit your metabolism! Cocoa could theoretically play a role in preventing weight gain by reducing how many calories are absorbed.

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