10 Surprising Foods that Boost Metabolism

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We’re often on the look out for guilt-free foods that will minimize weight gain. But there are some foods out there that can give you an even more powerful leg-up on your weight loss goals, by actually kicking your metabolism into power mode and speeding up fat loss. Check out this list of 10 foods that rev up your metabolism and help speed up weight loss.

10 Foods That Boost Your Metabolism and Promote Weight Loss

 


Oatmeal1. Oatmeal. Mom was right: starting off your day with a bowl of oatmeal will keep you full all day long. Why does oatmeal have such “sticking power?” This food is very high in fat-soluble fiber, and this kind of fiber will help you with your weight loss goals by keeping you full longer. Just don’t add a lot of sugar to your oatmeal! Otherwise, you will be negating those fat loss benefits! 

 Next: Salmon and Tuna…

 

 

Salmon and Tuna2. Salmon and Tuna. These two types of fish are good for you thanks to lots of healthy fats and weight loss benefits, but make sure you are eating the good kind. Be cautious of the types of salmon and tuna that are high in mercury, or on the endangered species list.

 Next: Almonds…

Almonds3. Almonds. If you find that you are hungry throughout the day, grab a handful of almonds. Almonds do have a lot of calories, but they are also packed with fatty acids that help to increase metabolism. If you want to reach that weight loss goal, add a few almonds (the raw and natural kind) to your list.

 Next: Broccoli…

Broccoli4. Broccoli. Broccoli has lots of calcium and Vitamin C, and these two things will help you burn calories faster and ultimately contributing to fat loss. Broccoli is also extremely versatile and can be eaten raw for the most health and weight loss benefits.

 Next: Green Tea…

Green tea5. Green tea. Green tea contains a special type of caffeine that helps your heart rate to speed up. This, in turn, leads to a faster metabolism, and a faster metabolism will help you to reach all of those weight loss and fat loss goals. You can also take green tea supplements if you don’t want to drink tea all day long!

 Next: Peppers and Spice…

1212281616. Peppers and other spices. Spicy foods contain a unique chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin gives your metabolism a jolt, and this also helps with weight loss. The next time you’re asked whether or not you want something spicy – go for the heat!

 Next: Grapefruit…

865385937. Grapefruit. Grapefruit reduces insulin levels, and a decrease in insulin levels will help you to process foods more quickly. In short, you won’t eat as much because you will become fuller faster. Here’s an easy weight loss and fat loss tip: juice some grapefruits in the morning to go along with your oatmeal!

 Next: Apples…

 

 

867996678. Apples. If you want a snack, an apple and a handful of almonds is the way to go to promote weight loss! Apples have a very high amount of fiber, and (as mentioned above) fiber will keep you full longer. Plus, apples happen to have one of the lowest amounts of sugar when compared to most other fruits, so reach for that apple instead of anything else!

 Next: Celery…

 

 

stk72164cor9. Celery. Not only is celery calming when you have an upset stomach, but celery contains a lot of water. Why does water matter? Water will help trick your stomach into thinking that you are full, and this can lead to fat loss. Here’s a great weight loss trick: if you find yourself hungry during the day, drink some water. Chances are you are thirstier than you are hungry, and your body is just confused!

 Next: Cinnamon…

7728698910. Cinnamon. Who doesn’t love cinnamon? Not only is it great on top of a latte, but it’s also a blood sugar stabilizer. Just one teaspoon of cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Guess what this does? Leads to weight loss and fat loss! So, go ahead, eat something that has cinnamon on it!

 

 

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