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10 metabolism boosting foods

10 metabolism boosting foods

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did you know there are some super foods out there that help increase your metabolism?

when you eat, your body converts this food to energy. by doing this it passes through your digestive track and causes your body to burn calories. this process changes for each individual food and what you combine it with.

TEF (thermionic effect of food) tends to range from 10-15% of calories.

if we choose foods with higher TEF and combine them properly, this will help our bodies burn up to half of the calories. that is more than HALF of what we shed through hours on a treadmill!

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather burn calories eating than running on a treadmill.

so what foods have this ‘super power’?

below is a list of metabolism boosters that help disintegrate fat!

quinoa

the blood sugar stabilizer

full of slow burning carbohydrates, fiber, b vitamins and magnesium. since it is full of the essential amino acids, it can be particularly filling, not to mention it has a low glycemic index

serving size: 1/2 cup cooked

received: 90 cal

burned: 27 cal

replacements? this can easily be replaced with brown rice

recipe: asian quinoa power bowl

egg whites

the optimal protein

these gems contain almost no fat and carbohydrates, making them a super protein! their protein can be digested to a greater extent after the whey protein

serving size: 3 boiled

received: 53 cal

burned: 17 cal

need a tip? to activate your metabolism juices, include eggs in your breakfast, more whites, less yoke!

recipe: egg white, avocado, and spinach superfood breakfast sandwich

almonds

delicious and easy snack

almonds are stock full of protein, fiber and vitamin e. with fewer calories and fat than other nuts, they are the perfect go to snack

serving size: 10 pieces

received: 96 cal

burned: 26 cal

can’t eat almonds? don’t worry, they can be replaced with walnuts, pine nuts, macadamia, pecans, and pistachios!

recipe: raw fruit and almond bar

salmon

cordial and anxiolytic

full of omega-3 fats and protein. this fish improves your mood, reduces stress, and helps with depression.

serving size: 115 grams

received: 132 cal

burned: 42 cal

need a tip? always remember to purchase wild caught salmon. a happy fish is a healthy fish!

recipe: salmon quinoa burgers

celery

the ’negative’ calorie king

perfect source of vitamin c, potassium and antioxidants. it tends to have a mild diuretic action, but can lower blood pressure.

serving size: 1/2 cup raw

received: 9 cal

burned: 26 cal

need a tip? find yourself searching for a quick snack during the day? pair a couple stalks of celery with your favorite salsa or hummus!

recipe: tuna celery logs

tea

natural fat burner and cellulite

tea comes from the camellia plant (black, green, white) that are rich in catechin, which is combined with caffeine, to boost your metabolism!

serving size: 1 cup

received: 0 cal

burned: 15-25 cal

need a tip? try adding green tea powder to your favorite smoothie for a quick metabolism boost, not to mention some energy!

recipe: coconut matcha latte

chili

burn EVERYTHING

excellent source of capsaicin, which increases the production of adrenaline and noradrenaline, which triggers fat burning!

serving size: 1/2 teaspoon

received: 2 cal

burned: 10 cal

need a tip? add some crushed chili peppers or hot sauce to your salad or favorite chicken and vegetable dish for a kick of heat!

recipe: homemade cilantro habanero hot sauce

kefir 2% fat

healthy gut and better digestion

helps with your daily dose of probiotics and calcium, not to mention it can be easily tolerated by those who suffer from a lactose intolerance.

serving size: 1 cup

received: 99 cal

burned: 22 cal

replacements: yogurt, traditional buttermilk, lassi (and indian yogurt drink)

recipe: chocolate kefir fudge pops

turkey

increases satiety

the perfect source of protein with little fat helps to create the feeling of being full longer and stimulates serotonin production.

serving size: 115 grams

received: 144 cal

burned: 50 cal

need a tip? try eating some turkey sausage. just make sure to check the label, the less sodium and preservatives the better!

recipe: turkey taco lettuce wraps

grapefruit

mobilizer of stored fat

rich source of vitamin c, pectin and nargininis, a phytonutrient that increases the mobilization of stored fat.

serving size: 1/2 of a small

received: 37 cal

burned: 14 cal

can’t have grapefruit? replace it with lime, lemon, orange, tangerine, pomegranates, or even sanguine!

recipe: fresh grapefruit and blackberry fruit salad

want to learn more about boosting your metabolism and burning fat? schedule your complimentary consultation with our nutrition coach Flo today!

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