Food 8 foods that help boost your metabolism and burn body fat

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Eating clean has a high influence on our metabolism

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When it comes to shedding the extra weight having good energy, being healthy and eating foods that boost your metabolism is very important.

Whilst a higher metabolism will increase digestion and help to burn the extra kilos faster, having a slow metabolism can be frustrating and can also make you feel heavy. That is why we are looking at foods that can help to boost your metabolism.

These foods can ramp up your metabolism and help in fat burning whilst maintain a healthy, long lasting life.

1.Beans

Beans are highly recommended for fast fat burning and weight loss because of their composition. They have a positive effect on metabolism.

Beans are a great source of lean proteins and contain soluble and insoluble fiber which help lower insulin levels after digestion thus making your body store less fat.

Digesting the fiber and proteins in fiber in beans burns extra calories as well.

2.Chili Peppers

Chili pepper have a chemical called capsaicin that helps to boost metabolism and increase the number of calories and fat burned.

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Spicy peppers like cayenne, jalapeno or habanero increase circulation and boost metabolism. They also help to reduce hunger cravings hence decreasing the overall intake of food.

3.Green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that fight against free radicals and body stress. Green tea significantly increases metabolism and has tones of benefits to your health.

4.Coconut/ coconut oil

Eating coconut or including coconut oil in your cooking can go a long way in burning fat and  boosting your metabolism. Coconut contains fats that help in breaking down excess stored fats and in the process increase metabolism and give more energy and stamina.

5.Fish

Fish is rich in omega 3 fatty acids that are known to boost metabolism. Leptin is rich a hormone produced in the body that lowers metabolism.

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A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids helps to prevent the production of leptin hence keeping in check with the rate of metabolism in the body. The having low leptins levels in the body produces faster metabolism rate and also helps in losing weight.

6.Spinach

Spinach offers more nutrients than any other most food. It is one of the most nutritious foods that boost metabolism. Spinach is good for muscle function and helps in the strengthening of muscles which in turn leads to a faster metabolism. It also helps to boost brain power.

7.Nuts

Nuts like almonds and other tree nuts help in boosting your metabolism because of they contain essential fatty acids that help to burn down calories. The good thing about nuts is that they taste really great so you can snack on them until your next meal. You can also add them to your salads and give it a twist.

8.Avocado

Avocados may be high in fats and calories but they also contain fiber, vitamins and minerals with most of the calories in avocados helping in controlling the metabolic rate.

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