Foods to Eat to Boost Your Metabolism


Foods to Eat to Boost Your Metabolism

May 2, 2015 //

Did you know the food you eat speaks a secret language to every cell in your body? It might seem like the most absurd statement you've heard this year, but it's true well not literally. But your food does tell your body what to do with its fat stores.

Every kind of food you take into your body coaxes the appropriate cells to release hormones, which are chemical signals that decide exactly whether the body goes into a storage mode or whether it switches to fat burning mode. Certain foods direct the body to ramp up your metabolism, and trigger hormones that encourage the body to release fat from the storage centers in the body.

Make these fat busting foods staples in your diet, and you're well on your way to being the fittest version of you.

1. Eggs

Eggs should rightly be considered some of the best protein sources available to man. They're the most complete sources of protein consisting of all nine of the most essential amino acids.

2. Kale

This leafy green vegetable has been widely acclaimed as the most nutrient-rich vegetable on the face of the planet. Not also does it keep you feeling satiated after eating only a small serving, but it also detoxifies the body. A serving size of kale has enough fiber to keep your liver clear of toxins for up to 48 hours.

3. Avocados

Avocado's "good fat" actually releases hormones that switch off fat-storing hormones that the body naturally produces. It also saturates the cells with monounsaturated fat, which increases the interaction with fat burning hormones.

4. Brazil Nuts

These nuts supercharge your body's metabolism by activating the thyroid hormone and also prevent the formation of toxins that contribute to the accumulation of cellulite.

5. Wild Salmon

Wild salmon is rich in omega 3s, which improve your body's insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is key to stripping fat away from the abdominal region. Apart from that, wild salmon also activates the thyroid hormone for a faster metabolism. 

6. Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds contain a plant-based chemical called lignans that spurs the body to burn fat by increasing the production of fat-burning enzymes in the liver. Sesame seeds are also rich in proteins and fatty acids that are vital to increasing metabolic rate.

7. Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe contains a phytonutrient called sulforaphane, which stimulates the production of an enzyme that signals the fat cells in your body to get rid of their fat stores.

Nate Sterling

Nate is a wandering writer who currently lives in West New York and is passionate about Luxury lifestyles, Travel, great cuisine, and the use of health and fitness as a vehicle towards a holistic existence. Using his over 17 years of competitive combat sport experience spanning three different continents, Nate is now intent on helping people live healthy lives through exercise and diet.

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