Looking for the best foods that can help boost your metabolism fast?
If you are one of the lucky people who have a fast metabolism then all you need to do is focus on following a well-balanced diet plan to make sure that your body receives all the essential nutrients that it needs.
But if you are like most people out there who have a sluggish, slow metabolism and are looking towards losing a large portion of your stubborn body fat, you need to focus on eating clean foods that would help to directly improve your body’s metabolism.
Anything that is consudered a fat burning food should specifically help you to burn fat faster.
In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the top 5 foods that help to boost your metabolism and which have highest fat-burning capabilities.
If you stay up to date on the latest weight loss trends then you probably already know about the wonders of the avocado and how it is one of the hottest fat fighting and metabolism boosting foods out there today that everyone seems to be going crazy about.
An avocado is on top of the list of best low-carb foods that you can use to help you jump start weight loss because it contains high amounts of monounsaturated fats (these are fats that are easily burned for energy), thus making it among the best foods for fat loss.
Avocados also provide other essential nutrients such as vitamin E to help fight free radicals, potassium for proper electrolyte balance, folic acid for healthy skin and hair and B-vitamins for energy production.
Avocados are also a great food for helping to control your hunger.
Just eating half of an avocado can give you a feeling of complete satiety, helping you skip that later evening snack and eat fewer calories throughout the day.
Another advantage is that an avocado also contains a rare carbohydrate that is known as mannoheptulose, helping to lower the secretion of insulin.
When there is excessive insulin, not all of your blood sugar is converted into energy, thus leaving more blood sugar to be just stored as fat.
When there is a balance in insulin levels and blood sugar then there would naturally be less sugar deposited as body fat.
2. Chili Peppers
Chili peppers contain the awesome metabolism enhancing antioxidant called capsaicin, which helps to stimulate fat burning and helps to keep you lean.
Like the avocado, it also works wonders with helping to suppress your appetite and giving you that feeling of satiety, making you eat fewer calories throughout the day and helping you lose weight in the process.
Capsaicin also helps to increase your body temperature, causing your metabolism to increase and leading to greater thermogenesis and metabolic weight loss all day long and at even at night while you sleep.
This is why some of the most effective diet pills on the market contain a hot pepper extract in their formulas for a greater thermogenic boost.
3. Whole Eggs
Whole eggs are another great fat fighting food that contains numerous essential nutrients that your body needs to function at peak performance levels.
The egg yolks contain high-quality low carb proteins, essential omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin D and many other nutrients, while the egg whites contain high quality biological active proteins for maintaining muscle mass.
When a combination of a couple whole eggs and twice as many egg whites are eaten at breakfast, you will feel satiated for longer throughout the morning, making you consume lesser amount of calories when lunchtime comes around.
The key to getting the greatest benefit from eggs is to eat at least a couple of the yolks along with your typical egg white meal.
This ensures you get the full spectrum of essential nutrients along with the hunger busting benefits.
Ginger is well known throughout the health and wellness community because contains a component called gingerol which helps to support and stabilize your digestive system.
Ginger is also a great overall thermogenic compound because it helps to promote better blood circulation throughout the body including directly to your muscles, thus helping to boost the consumption of oxygen in your muscles and ultimately revving up your metabolic rate helping you to burn up a greater number of calories throughout the day.
This root has also been known to help increase the production of lactic acid and consequently, growth hormone which helps increase the amount of fat that is oxidized from stored fat in your body for conversion to energy.
Grapefruit is another well known weight loss compound that has been used for decades to facilitate fat burning because contains the active compound naringin which helps in regulating insulin levels and has fat burning properties.
Naringin is important because anything that helps regulate insulin level helps in promoting weight loss.
Don’t be fooled by any of the fad diets out there such as The Grapefruit Diet that use this fruit as the main source of nutrition for losing weight.
Although grapefruit is awesome for helping to drop the pounds, it should not be used as the main food in any fat loss nutrition program.
Do you know of any other foods that are great for boosting metabolism?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
Dale Janic is a fitness trainer, nutrition consultant and researcher & freelance writer in the health and fitness industry. Dale specializes in low-carb and ketogenic diets, weight loss nutrition and functional exercise programs for both bodybuilding and weight loss. Dale lives the healthy lifestyle that he preaches, being a workout fanatic, competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, as well as an avid spokesperson for the numerous health benefits of low-carb and Ketogenic diets.