Foods That Speed Up Metabolism

Do you know there actually exist foods that speed up metabolism and burn fat faster? Yes it’s true; you can eat up to slim down. Sounds too good to be true. Actually the truth is our body needs to burn off more calories in order to digest these foods and the more calories you burn the faster you will shed weight. I’ve listed the top 5 foods that speed up metabolism – actually they are snacks. (You’ll love it if you like snacking all day.)

1. Oatmeal: Old fashioned and not the instant sugar filled kind of oatmeal is the best snack to start off a day. Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can also lower blood cholesterol, due to its soluble fiber content. Rolled oats have also long been a staple of many athletes’ diets, especially weight trainers; given oatmeal’s high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber which encourages slow digestion, making you feel fuller for longer time.

2. Peanut butter: To lose weight fast one needs to increase the intake of protein and fiber in their diet. While fiber acts as an appetite suppressant, protein burn fat by building lean muscles. Unlike ordinary butter, peanut butter is rich in both protein and fiber. I would not recommend you to buy peanut butter from your local store as they most likely are not natural. The best source would be to prepare it at home.

3. Eggs: Eggs are the most inexpensive single-food source of protein. A large egg yolk contains approximately 60 Calories; the egg white contains about 15 Calorie. The yolk makes up about 33% of the liquid weight of the egg. It contains all of the fat, slightly less than half of the protein, and most of the other nutrients. The egg white consists primarily of water (87%) and protein (13%) and contains no cholesterol and little, if any, fat. The protein in eggs is superior to protein from other sources, and is utilized much more completely. This helps to build muscle which helps to burn fat.

4. Green Tea: Like me, If you are an addicted to tea that the best idea would to replace your ordinary tea with Green tea. Green tea has been associated with many health benefits especially weight loss. A green tea extract rich in polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to be useful for “obesity management”, since it stimulates fat oxidation.

5. Almonds: Almonds and other nuts can be a great snack to munch when you feel like eating. Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fat, one of the two good fats. They help one lose weight by inducing body’s metabolic rate as they are rich in protein and essential nutrients such as fatty acids.

As you can see that starving is not the right option to lose weight fast when you can eat your way to burn fat and the foods I mentioned above will also make you healthy as they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.