How to Boost Your Metabolism with these 7 Superfoods
Eating the right foods is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle. You know that eating organic as much as possible – especially avoiding genetically modified (GMO) products – is the way to go. You might even be on a first name basis with people at your local farmer’s market!
There are some foods you might not have considered, that could be the missing puzzle piece to how you boost your metabolism. Powering up this body function becomes more difficult every decade so finding healthy options – that taste good – is a win-win.
Remember eating whatever you wanted as a teenager without one thought about nutritional value or how it ultimately affected your body?
If only we could tell the youth of today, “Wait! Don’t eat that! You’ll regret it in twenty years!” We could…but they likely wouldn’t listen.
Using these superfoods, some that you may know better than others, you’ll learn how to boost your metabolism naturally, without taking artificial supplements filled with chemicals and fillers.
Why add more trash to your body when the goal is a cleaner, fitter, healthier you? Here are seven of the most effective and nutritious superfoods that will also kick your metabolism into high gear. You are going to look and feel fantastic.
Long popular for their antioxidant benefits, acai berries are one of the few fruits to contain monounsaturated fats. This helps promote a feeling of fullness after eating. In addition, the acai berry contains simple sugars, which your body can easily convert into energy, providing a boost for your metabolism.
Not exactly what first comes to mind when you think of a superfood, this green algae grown in Asia is one of the most nutritionally dense foods available including more nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) than any other food. This gives chlorella a lot of its energy-producing potential. The high concentrations of protein in chlorella also raise glucose levels in the bloodstream, which in turn will raise your metabolism.
Maca is rich in proteins, minerals, and amino acids, as well as many different alkamides. The combination of nutrients in maca root has been shown to regulate the endocrine system, raising metabolism and boosting energy levels in the body. It also provides support to the thyroid and adrenal glands, enabling both to produce vital hormones.
This is a more familiar food, though depending on where you live, it may not be readily available. The oil in coconut consists primarily of medium-chain fatty acids, which are triglycerides that speed up metabolism. They are easily digested and converted into energy. Long-chain fatty acids are typically stored as fat in the body. Eating coconuts and the fatty acids they contain cannot only increase your metabolism but can also burn off fat that has accumulated in the body and increase energy levels naturally.
Not only is wheatgrass an amazing detoxifier and antioxidant, it also stimulates your thyroid gland, increases metabolism, and encourages weight loss. A sluggish thyroid can cause loss of energy and weight gain. Wheatgrass is loaded with metabolism-boosting amino acids.
Known for their ultra-high vitamin C content, a single tablespoon contains as much vitamin C as an entire orange. Goji berries stimulate both your thyroid and your pituitary gland, improving your body’s metabolism. Goji berries may naturally increase testosterone, another metabolism booster.
No this isn’t a license to eat all the chocolate you want. We’re talking raw, organic cacao – the base ingredient of chocolate. Cacao is an intensely rich source of magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant proven to lower cortisol, the “stress hormone.” It also contains two natural stimulants anandamide and theobromine, which together slam your metabolism into high gear.
These are just some of the superfoods that you can use to boost your metabolism. While some may be more difficult to locate than others may in your grocery store or farmer’s market you can find many of them in Mega Organic Nutrition Superfood powder, a 100% organic supplement that can be used in anything from a smoothie to your favorite dessert.
However, you choose to eat them, these superfoods will get you on the way to boosting your metabolism…making you into the healthier, happier person you want to be.