Food to boost metabolism
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.