We usually think of metabolism as the ability to burn energy. True, but it’s so much more than that. It allows the body to function properly when we’re doing everyday activities from breathing and thinking to moving around and digesting our food.
If your metabolism is low, you run the risk of a whole host of problems including: digestive issues, constipation, weight gain, skin problems, colds & flu, headaches, and more.
Men tend to have a higher metabolism than women, and it typically declines after the age of 40. So, is there anything we can do about it? Absolutely! It’s called “diet and lifestyle”.
Many health experts believe the best way to improve your metabolism starts in the stomach. Here is a list of foods you should have in your diet and foods you want to avoid.
Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
Green tea, Oolong tea, and Matcha tea
Extra virgin olive oil
Chia & Hemp seeds
Whole grains including brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa & sprouted grains
Apple Cider Vinegar
Lentils like beans and chickpeas
Tree nuts - especially almonds and walnuts
Vegetables - especially celery, broccoli, & spinach
Fruits - especially apples, pears, and berries
Wild caught salmon
Lean protein and Eggs
Best Non-foods to Boost Your Metabolism
Things to Avoid for a Better Metabolism
Lights from phones, laptops, games, etc.
Skipping meals and starving yourself
As you can see, there’s plenty that you can do to improve your metabolism, so you can have more energy, feel great, and lose a few pounds.
Start incorporating these foods, avoiding others, and change some bad habits, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier life.
To Your Health,