Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot when it comes to nutrition and weight loss, but many people don’t know what it is or how it works.
In short, your metabolism is an internal process that involves a complex set of hormones and enzymes that convert food into fuel for your body and also controls on how well you burn that fuel. Basically, your metabolism controls the rate that your body is able to burn calories. It’s influenced by your age, your gender and how much muscle you have.
Some of the things that determine our metabolic rate can’t be changed, but there are a few foods that you can eat to help speed up the process.
Studies have shown that eating grapefruit helps to boost your metabolism, resulting in weight loss.
I LOVE dark chocolate and you should too! Dark chocolate includes two ingredients known for their metabolism boosting qualities: caffeine and catechin.
Almonds, walnuts, cashews and other nuts are great sources of magnesium, which helps to boost metabolism.
Yogurt contains calcium, along with other substances that give your metabolism a boost.
These are just a few foods that help raise your metabolism. Feel free to share what foods you like to use in our comment section below!