What Are Good Foods for Increasing Metabolism?

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Nikola Govorko asked:

When speaking of metabolism most of people think about weight loss. Our Metabolism and weight is a kind of a stepping stone in defining our bodies. But theres one big difficulty with this, we often fail to remember that dieting doesnt mean denying yourself food.

Rather the opposite it means controlling food intake and paying attention to what you eat.

Most of the modern day weight loss diets are bad for overall body health. Most of them require complete absence of certain food groups (carbohydrates and fats) if you want them to work for you.

Likewise majority of these diets works only as long as you stick with their strict regimen, once you stop, you will very likely gain all the weight you lost and probably gain a few pounds extra.

The key to increased metabolism lies in actually eating more, not less. But you have to eat smart, drop the junk food and include much more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

The good news is that it is much easier to do then most people think. All you have to do is to substitute bad stuff for good and that is it. Example, instead of eating Mars bar eat an apple.

That is it, apply the same principle on every one of your meals and you will soon feel the benefits of it. Not only will you lose weight but your general health condition will gain a huge boost.

When you eat fruits and vegetables try to eat as many of them as you can raw. It doesnt mean that you have to eat every single vegetable and fruit raw, but if something needs to be cooked – cook it.

List of foods that increase metabolism:

Vegetables asparagus, aubergine, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Cress, Cucumbers, Fennel, Gourd, Leek, Lettuce, Marrow, Peppers, Radish, Spinach, Tomatos, Turnip

Fruits Apricots, Blackberrys, Blackcurrant, Clementines, Damsons, Grapefruit, Guava, Honeydew Melons, Melon Canteloupe, Oranges, Peaches, Plums, Raspberrys, Strawberrys, Tangerines

Try not to delude yourself by eating for example caned peaches, stuff like that is full of sugar, and it will only harm you.

When it comes to vegetables the best thing to do is to steam them. This will preserve most of the minerals and vitamins. Avoid fried (any fried food) and processed food.

You do not need to avoid all the fats, for example you can substitute regular oil or whatever fat you use for cooking and use olive oil instead. This way your food will taste great and youll receive numerous olive oil benefits.

One other example, use non-stick pans instead of regular old ones and ad the olive oil at the end, when meal is all but done.

For your body to work properly you need to maintain balanced diet, do not deny your body essential nutrients. Try to eat at least 3 5 smaller meals per day, use food pyramid as guide for setting up your meals.

Eating 3-5 meals per day will significantly increase metabolism, eating just 1 or 2 large meals however slows it down. Your body thinks about meals in this way, if you eat seldom a food crisis is happening and a food must be accumulated and preserved and it is done by lowering your metabolism.

For most of us it is hard to eat right all the time but if you want to succeed in your weight loss effort you must try as hard as you can. By combining exercise with diet you will manage to increase your metabolism naturally.

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