Food to boost me­tab­o­lism

New Zealand Fitness - - NUTRITION -

If your me­tab­o­lism is slow to ex­pel food in your stom­ach, here’s ten items to put in your su­per­mar­ket trol­ley that will boost your me­tab­o­lism – and help shed the ki­los. 1 EGGS. Eggs are full of pro­tein and will help you feel fuller longer. Eat­ing pro­tein can also pre­vent spikes in blood su­gar, which can lead to food crav­ings. 2 BEANS. Eat­ing beans is a nat­u­ral ap­petite sup­pres­sant . There’s also some ev­i­dence that beans keep blood su­gar beans can also lower your choles­terol. 3 SALAD. Con­trol your calo­rie in­take by star ting with a large salad (but hold the creamy dress­ing). The sheer vol­ume of a salad makes you feel too full to pig out. If you eat sal­ads ev­ery day you will in­crease your lev­els of vi­ta­mins C and E, folic acid, ly­copene and carotenoids. 4 GREEN TEA. An­tiox­i­dants called cat­e­chins are what help speed me­tab­o­lism and fat burn­ing. Green tea cat­e­chins help with weight loss by boost­ing your me­tab­o­lism and also low­er­ing choles­terol lev­els. 5 PEARS. up. Ap­ples come in sec­ond, with about three grams per blood-su­gar lev­els, help­ing you avoid be­tween-meal snack­ing. 6 SOUP. A cup of chicken soup stalls your ap­petite. Even 7 LEAN BEEF. The amino acid leucine, which is abun­dant can help with weight loss while main­tain­ing calo­rie-burn­ing mus­cle. Eat­ing lean beef can help slow your ap­petite. 8 OLIVE OIL. A mono-un­sat­u­rated fat , it’ll help you burn calo­ries. Eat­ing oil-laced muesli can boost your me­tab­o­lism. It works just as well in salad dress­ings, as a bread dip or as a mari­nade. 9 GRAPE­FRUIT. Eat­ing half a grape­fruit be­fore each meal or drink­ing a serv­ing of the juice three times a day helps with weight loss. The fruit’s phy­to­chem­i­cals re­duce in­sulin lev­els, a process that may force your body to con­vert calo­ries 10 CIN­NA­MON. Sprin­kle it on oat­meal or whole-grain toast to help cure those mid-af­ter­noon su­gar slumps. A lit­tle cin­na­mon can help con­trol post-meal in­sulin spikes, which make you feel hun­gry. A quar­ter tea­spoon of cin­na­mon a day can help lower blood su­gar, choles­terol and triglyc­eride lev­els.

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