How To Boost Your Metabolism? Try These 10 Food Items.
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2. Chili Peppers
Don’t be so surprised when you see chili peppers as a part of many food items. Chili peppers have been used in a variety of food products and in a wide range of cuisines and these babies have a special chemical compound which can kick metabolism into a higher gear. Red chilies have been found to contain a large amount of vitamin C and provitamin A. Yellow chilies and green chilies contain vitamin B and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. A study also indicated that those who consume fresh chili peppers daily are less likely to die of cancer or diabetes. Well, that seems to be a news good enough for you to start loving chili peppers and including them in your daily diet.
Blueberries have been rightly said to be one of the world’s healthiest foods as these lovely berries have a very high level of antioxidants. But why antioxidants? Why do we need antioxidants? Because antioxidants help you prevent the oxidation process from taking place. But why should there be no oxidation process? The answer to this is simple, oxidation causes the building up of free radicals and these radicals damage your body cells. So blueberries are said to be one of the best foods that help in increasing the metabolism since it keeps the oxidation in check. The best part is that you can eat blueberries in a variety of ways such as jams and pickles and certainly raw, so go get some berries for yourself.
Avocado has been an incredibly famous food among the health conscious individuals of our society. Avocados have been found to be filled with over 20 different kinds of vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin B, C, K and E and small amounts of Magnesium, Copper, Iron, and Zinc. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol and sodium and are very low in saturated fats. They are loaded with heart-healthy monosaturated fatty acids and have more potassium than bananas. Avocados also have loads of antioxidants and we all know how antioxidants help us stay healthier and for a long time. Eating avocados can help you reduce your weight since it is rich in fiber and low in carbs. The best thing about avocados is that they can be very easily incorporated into a healthy delicious diet plan, be it breakfast or lunch.
All of us must have seen Popeye in our childhood and you must have even seen how he gets super strong after eating spinach. That certainly is super exaggerated but yes eating spinach will certainly keep you fit and keep many diseases at bay. Spinach is a green and leafy vegetable which is a bonus for us since we all know what green veggies can do to our health. Along with the physical improvements, we also get tremendous amounts of mental benefits from spinach. Spinach prevents asthma and helps lowering blood pressure and keeps your skin and hair healthy. Spinach is also super easy to cook and eat and super tasty as well. Eat it raw or cook it lightly for salads or add them to your sandwiches, eat them anyway but just eat them.
Yum! I know, super yummy stuff. So who likes chocolates? Almost everyone, but here I am talking about dark chocolate and not the processed sweet tasting chocolates that we all love a lot. Dark chocolate is a source of lots of nutrients and minerals as well as fiber. Dark chocolate is also a powerful source of antioxidants. It is loaded with organic compounds such as polyphenols and catechins which naturally act as antioxidants. It also improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate helps to improve brain function and eating dark chocolate keeps you happy. So when I say eat chocolates, I mean dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content chocolates.
When I say oatmeal I am talking about the slowly cooked, plain and boring natural oats and not those packed and processed sugar-laden oats that come in various flavors. Oats are a great source of fiber and fiber helps in digestion and reduces toxicity in our body. It also reduces bad cholesterol without affecting good cholesterol. It also slows down the process of digestion of starch which is beneficial for our metabolism. Oats are super healthy as they contain vitamins such as E and minerals such as zinc and copper. Oats are also a great source of proteins and they make for a healthy breakfast. You can add healthy nuts and fruits to make your oats taste better and healthier.
Salmon is high in protein content and has the omega-3 essential fatty acids which makes salmon one of the healthiest foods. Salmons are also an excellent source of vitamin B12 and B6 along with selenium, phosphorous, and magnesium. Recent studies have shown that salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules that provide insulin effectiveness and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. Eating salmon has many cardiovascular benefits such as decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Salmons are really easy to cook and so they can be easily prepared. They are easy to integrate into your healthy diet. The healthiest way to eat salmon is Quick Broil method and it tastes best served with some salad.
10. Green Tea
Originated in China, Green Tea has certainly caught on like wildfire across all the continents. Green tea is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which has great antioxidising properties. It is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It contains bioactive compounds that improve health and improve brain function that makes you smarter. Green tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance and consumption of green tea also lowers the risk of various types of cancer as well. So start your day with a cup of green tea and give your day a healthy start.