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9 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism, Burn Calories And Are Just Downright Great For You!

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Yes, there is such a thing as food that actually helps you speed up your metabolism and burn more calories. We aren’t suggesting that these foods alone will change your entire bodily structure, but with a proper diet and exercising regularly, these will catalyze you to reaching your goals!

1. Grapefruit

Grapefruits speed up your metabolism and help burn a lot of calories. This fruit will help you feel full faster and longer with fewer calories. Moreover, grapefruit is rich in fiber that may help stabilize your blood glucose levels.


2. Celery

  Celery contains less calories and helps burn more than you eat. Celery mostly consists of water that’s why it is good as a part of a balanced diet and not viewed as a substantial meal.


3. Whole grains

Studies show that whole grains are healthier than refined grains, it lowers the risk of getting a chronic disease. This type of grains is also a good part of a diet as it takes more time to digest and you won’t get hungry for a longer period of time. Whole grains are rich in various vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates but low in fat.


4. Green tea

Rich in antioxidants, green tea boosts your metabolism and assists with weight loss. Simply enjoy a cup of hot fragrant green tea and do a great favor to your body.


5. Coffee

When a dose of caffeine gets into the system the heart rate increases, blood takes more oxygen and more calories burn down. Coffee helps, but only if you let it; adding cream and sugar will not do the body good 🙁


6. Avocado

Avocado is a triple-fat burner. It contains monounsaturated fat that speeds up your metabolism and protects the energy-producing part of the cells from free radical damage. It also has a lot of wonderful health benefits. It reduces cholesterol levels, heals wounds, reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke and is good for your eyes and hair.


7. Spicy foods

Any spice  belongs to the group of foods that help burn calories faster. They are not rich in calories and are great additions to any meal (if you like it spicy). These may be cayenne pepper or some hot sauces, just make sure that you read the list of content before you put it into your plate.


8. Chia seeds

Chia seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats and help boost the metabolism, suppress the appetite, and turn on glucagon, our big fat burning hormone.


9. Brazil nuts

These nuts help speed up your metabolism by converting the basic thyroid hormone into T3, the active form of thyroid hormone. Brazil nuts can also help fight cellulite and boost the immune system.



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