I consider them as superfoods, because of their unquestionable health benefits and fat burning effect.
There is no doubt that including them in your daily menu will help you to speed up your metabolism, but don’t forget to pay attention to what you eat on daily basis. (It’s not just adding the healthy ones, but also about excluding the bad food choices, right? )
All in all, if you have a well-balanced and nutritionally dense diet and consume these TOP 7 foods on regular basis, you’ll definitely speed up your metabolism and help burning fat!
1. Green Tea
Green tea is far more than just a green liquid. It is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet – loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, a lower risk of cancer, FAT LOSS and etc. Green tea is delicious and perfect to start your day with!
Cinnamon has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing blood circulation. Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss.
3. Chili peppers
Eating hot peppers not only speeds up your metabolism, it also reduces cravings. This is related to its capsaicin content, a compound that stimulates the body’s pain receptors, temporarily increasing blood circulation and metabolic rate. If you have ever experienced a bout of intense sweating after eating a particularly hot tamale, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
High in calcium (a known weight-reducer), broccoli is also extraordinarily high in vitamins C, K and A. One serving of broccoli will also provide you with plenty of folates and dietary fiber, plus a variety of antioxidants. Broccoli is also one of the best detox foods you can add to your diet.
The much-maligned fat in avocado is actually a triple fat burner. Its monounsaturated fat plumps up cell membranes enable the cell to better chat with fat burning hormones.
6. Whole Grains
Whole grains are full of nutrients and complex carbohydrates that speed up metabolism by stabilizing our insulin levels. Slow-release carbs, such as oatmeal, brown rice and quinoa offer long-lasting energy.
7. Brazil nuts
I call them ‘the little fat-burners’. Brazil nuts help boost the metabolism by converting the thyroid hormone to its active form. They also bind up toxins that would otherwise store themselves in your fat cells and contribute to cellulite.