Foods That Can Jumpstart Your Metabolism

One fun way to boost your weight loss journey is to begin consuming foods that boost metabolism rates.  Here are a few of my top favorite foods or spices that can jumpstart your metabolism each and every day.

Apple Cider Vinegar
nother tasty food is raw apple cider vinegar.  This can be used in a variety of ways.  First, you could dilute a tablespoon of the vinegar in a gallon of distilled water for a refreshing and invigorating spin on a glass of water.  Mix a tablespoon of the vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in a glass of hot water for an intense pick-me-up morning drink.  Lastly, you can find many different recipes for salad dressings that employ raw apple cider vinegar.  This amazing vinegar is definitely a metabolism booster in addition to its other multiple awesome qualities.

Lemon
Lemon is another in the metabolism boosters club.  Use it pretty much in the same way that was recommended for raw apple cider vinegar.

Cayenne and other Spices
Perhaps one of the best natural metabolism boosters known to man, cayenne is often employed in international cuisine. But it can also be used as an amazing supplement. Taking a quarter teaspoon of cayenne in cold water on a full stomach (or with food)three times a day will increase your metabolic rate by leaps and bounds. Additionally, you can sprinkle the tasty spice on nearly anything you want–from mac n cheese to spaghetti to bean and bacon soup. And no, I don’t eat on ice cream or any dessert, for that matter. If you’re looking for another spicy addition to your life, consider using ground ginger, cinnamon, or garlic cloves.

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Green Tea
Green tea is known to increase your metabolism.  Drink it as a refreshing tea whenever you get the “cozy” urge.

Fiber
Other foods are known for their metabolism-boosting properties that lie in the texture or fiber content of the food.  For example, if you eat a lean cut of meat in contrast to the most tender cut available, you will burn up to 30% more calories.  Instead of eating a soft white bread, opt for a chewy whole wheat for the same reason.

Water
Perhaps my favorite of all foods that boost metabolism is the simple, everyday, pure glass of water.  Simply drinking enough water every day is such a benefit to those with slow metabolisms.  It will automatically increase your metabolism in addition to a host of other things.  You can be confident that this simple habit will help you boost your metabolsim day after day.

These simple tips will help you jump start your metabolism each and every day.  You can choose only a few of these to try, or you can do all of them every day to power your metabolism to new heights.  Whatever you do, don’t assume your metabolism is set for life–raise it to a new level!

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  • Aileen Jan 17, 2012, 8:20 pm

    Oh, that reminds me, I need a glass of water right now :-) I have tried apple cider vinegar diluted in water…it takes a lot of getting used to. I have yet to try the ready to drink mixes of that from Bragg’s. Thanks for the reminders here.

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