As we age our metabolism slows down, which means less calories are burned in the body and fat storage builds up. Although aging is inevitable, there are many foods that will keep our metabolism firing no matter how old we are!
Green tea is known for its wide range of health benefits including anti-aging effects. Amazingly, green tea has thermogenic abilities that aids in warming up the body. The process of increasing body temperature requires burning of additional calories leading to an active metabolism. Green tea also contains caffeine, which activates the body and the energy needed to sustain the activity comes from burning more calories.
Water with lemon will give you a natural but healthy ways to boost your metabolism. Lemon has the making similar to saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and other digestive tract enzymes. Because of this, it helps greatly in digestive functions.
Sassy water is a drink made with other natural metabolism-boosting ingredients to give you a delicious treat that’ll flatten your belly! Check out the recipe–
Low-Fat Yogurt. Dairy products can boost weight loss efforts and low-fat yogurt is a rich source of weight-loss-friendly calcium. It also contains probiotics that help your metabolism function properly.
Lean Turkey. Rev up your fat-burning engine with this bodybuilder favorite. Countless studies have shown that protein can help boost metabolism, lose fat and build lean muscle tissue so you burn more calories.
Oatmeal. This heart-healthy favorite ranks high on the good carb list, because it’s a good source of cholesterol-fighting, fat-soluble fiber that keeps you full and provides you with the energy you need to make the most of your workouts.
Hot Peppers. Eating hot peppers can speed up and boost metabolism and cool your cravings. This is because a chemical found in jalapeno and cayenne peppers temporarily stimulates your body to release more stress hormones, which speeds up your metabolism and causes you to burn more calories.
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Also don’t skip out on meals! Eating breakfast on a daily basis will increase your metabolism by 10%!!!
Metabolize your breakfast: Cook old fashioned oats (less sugar then the instant packets!) and add blueberries and almonds for a triple threat!