5 foods to boost your metabolism

5 foods to boost your metabolism

 

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

 

Lemon Juice

A few tablespoons of lemon juice just before or during a meal may also help lower your blood sugar response from that meal. You might also have a glass of sparkling water with lemon juice during your meal or squeeze on some lemon onto your salad or your fish.

 

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Cinnamon

What’s not to love about this delicious spice that helps balance blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity? Cinnamon also tastes so darn good and helps curb your sweet tooth.

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Kefir

Speaking of a sweet tooth kefir, or other sour cultured foods, can help reduce sugar cravings. The sour taste of cultured or fermented foods kills your sweet tooth and feeds the good bacteria in your gut.

Too much bad gut flora means you can extract more calories from the foods you eat and store them as fat.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne can help you burn more calories and curb hunger. You can also get the same effect with some hot sauce or hot peppers.

You can blend it with raw chocolate powder with avocado, coconut milk, and a quarter-teaspoon cayenne pepper.

 

Coconut Oil and Milk

Coconut oil and milk remain kitchen staples for everything from cooking to shakes. Both the oil and milk are antiviral and antibacterial, making them perfect to keep that good balance of good bacterial in your mouth.

Olanike Akinrimisi

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