10 metabolism-boosting foods for fat burning

Give your metabolism a spike and rev up your body’s fat-burning potential with these foods.

If you are having trouble with your weight loss program, what you are eating could be the main culprit. While your genetics play a big role in determining the factors that contribute to your metabolism, making smart choices in your food intake can give a considerable boost to your metabolic rate. Some foods contain high thermogenic effect, which essentially delivers a faster metabolism that aids in digestion. Moral of the story: these foods can torch fats and shave calories off you.

But keep in mind, they should always be accompanied with a clean, balanced diet for you to see effective results. With that said, put fat burning on overdrive with these 10 metabolism-boosting food champs.

Avocados

Not all fat is bad for you. Avocados are rich in a type of good fat.
Not all fat is bad for you. Avocados are rich in a type of “good” fat.

Avocados are high in fat. Yep, you heard that right. Avocados are rich in a type of “good” fat called monounsaturated fat, which fills up cell membranes against fat-burning hormones. It not only strengthens energy production cells, it also protects them against radical damages, boosting metabolism in the process. Avocados are also high in fiber and low in carbs, which means it helps you stay fuller longer so you don’t snack as much.

Broccoli rabe (rapini)

Sulforaphane helps to promote fat burning. (Credits: @mollyyeh and @eatbroccolirabe)

Broccoli rabe contains a phytonutrient known as sulforaphane, which works to stimulate an enzyme to promote fat burning. A super-food known to improve nutrition and health, it contains a wholesome blend of potassium, iron, calcium, dietary fiber and Vitamins A, C and K.


Grapefruit

Enjoy a refreshing glass of grapefruit juice instead of eating just the fruit regularly.

The fat-burning effects of the grapefruit has been a debatable issue since the 1980s. While several studies have shown that naringenin, an antioxidant in grapefruit helps to maintain blood sugar levels and improve calorie burn, more studies are still underway on exactly how the grapefruit can help you lose weight.

We say, it doesn’t hurt to add a grapefruit into your clean eating diet. At only 74 calories, a medium-sized grapefruit gives you a remarkable 15 grams of tummy-filling fiber.

Morning Boost Tea

SkinnyMint teatox is an all-natural blend that naturally keeps you energized throughout the day.
SkinnyMint teatox is an all-natural blend that naturally keeps you energized throughout the day.

Staying hydrated may not seem like much, but your metabolism rate can slow down when you are dehydrated, crippling your weight loss program. If you’re not a fan of plain ol’ water, why not drop a packet of SkinnyMint Morning Boost Tea in for its tasty, hydrating goodness? This all-natural blend also naturally keeps your energy level up throughout the day.

Salmons

Salmon is another food with “good” fat. (Credits: @nourishedbykalea and @alexcasini)

Known for its omega-3 content, this fatty acid in salmons works to trigger hormone leptin level, which controls the rate of fat burning. It’s important to note that our bodies are not able to produce omega-3, that’s why we turn to foods like salmons to load up on this “good” fat content.

Asparagus

Spike your metabolic rate with asparagus as a side dish! (Credits: @foodstarz_official and @wholefoods)

Low in calories and high in nutrients, asparagus contains the chemical asparagine, an alkaloid that stimulates cells to break down fat. It is also a great source of B vitamins, which work together to regulate blood sugar level that is known to lead to overeating. Finally, its rich vitamin K content is a form of natural diuretic, which promotes digestive health.

Serve this up on the side with our next metabolism-boosting food on the list…

Lean meats

Lean meats are high in protein and increases you metabolism.

A muscle builder’s favourite dish: lean meats are the most complete source of protein. They contain a high level of protein, which boasts a high thermogenic effect to speed up your metabolic process and burn energy — then fats — even while you are at rest.

Chia seeds

Treat yourself to some chia pudding which helps to stimulate fat-burning hormones.
Spike your metabolic rate with asparagus as a side dish! (Credits: @foodstarz_official and @wholefoods)

Chia seeds contain high levels of metabolism regulator omega-3 fats, fiber and protein. They help to curb hunger, improve your metabolism rate and stimulate glucagon, a type of fat-burning hormones in your body.

Super Fat Burning Gummies 

skinnymint super fat burning gummies help accelerate fat loss and increase resting metabolic rate
skinnymint super fat burning gummies help accelerate fat loss and increase resting metabolic rate

SkinnyMint Gummies are designed with fat burning ingredients Green Coffee Bean and Garcinia Cambogia, and they have been shown to increase resting metabolic rate, drive weight loss and fat loss, and reduce fat absorption. Just chew on two Power Up Gummies before your morning workout to help maximise results and two Hunger Buster Gummies in the afternoon to curb appetite.

Spinach

Get your recommended intake of B Vitamins by eating spinach.

Just like asparagus, spinach contains a high amount of B Vitamins, which can result in better metabolism. One cup of spinach consists of a mere seven calories and one gram of carbohydrate. On top of that, “it provides you with iron, folate, magnesium, calcium and plenty of antioxidants“, exactly what your body needs for a nutritious clean eating weight-loss program.

Have you added these metabolism-boosting foods into your weight-loss program? Tell us by commenting below.

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Health & Wellness June 18, 2015

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