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The Best Foods to Try to Boost Your Metabolism



Some foods help boost your metabolism. When your metabolism increases, you burn more calories, and it will be easier to maintain your weight and eliminate unwanted or excess body fat.


Here are some of the foods that can help rev up your metabolism and even help you lose weight:




High Protein Foods


Foods full of protein, such as legumes, nuts, and seeds, can boost your metabolism for at least a few hours. They do this by requiring your body to use a higher level of energy to digest them fully.


The official name for this process is the TEF – thermic effect of food. The TEF refers to the total number of calories the body needs to digest, absorb, and process the nutrients in the meal. Some research has shown that some protein-rich foods increase TEF the most. For example, they can help improve your total metabolic rate by up to 30%, compared to just 10% for carbs and 3% for fats.


Following a protein-rich diet will also reduce your metabolism, which can help you lose weight. What is even better is that protein can also help you feel fuller longer, which helps prevent overeating.





Selenium, Zinc, and Iron-Rich Foods


Selenium, zinc, and iron all have a unique role in ensuring the proper function of your body. However, they share something: all three are necessary for the appropriate functioning of your thyroid gland, which helps regulate your metabolism.


Research has proven that diets low in selenium, zinc, or iron can reduce the thyroid gland's ability to produce the proper hormone levels, which may slow down metabolism. To help improve thyroid function, make sure to include plenty of iron, selenium, and zinc-rich foods, such as seeds, nuts, legumes, seafood, and meat.


Chili Peppers


Chili peppers are full of the chemical capsaicin. It can help boost your metabolism by increasing the total number of fat and calories you burn. It is also believed that capsaicin may have appetite-reducing properties and benefits.







The caffeine in coffee can help increase your total metabolic rate by up to 11%. It may also help your body begin burning fat for a source of energy and boost your workout performance. Keep in mind, though, that the effects vary from one person to another based on your unique characteristics, such as age and body weight.


Improving Your Health and Wellness One Food at a Time


As you can see, several foods can help boost your metabolism. These foods will help you burn more fat and calories and reach your weight loss goals.


Keep in mind that if you are drastically changing your diet, be sure to move slowly. Any significant changes may begin to negatively impact your health, which can minimize the good steps you are taking.






Choosing a healthy plant-based and vegan diet is most beneficial when it comes to:

  • Higher levels of energy;

  • Improved sleep;

  • Aids in energy and overall happiness;

  • Provides a sense of comfort and relief;

  • Could prevent major diseases such as obesity and diabetes;

  • Accomplish weight-loss and management; and

  • Improves mental and cognitive functioning.

There are really no excuses not to try healthier habits in your everyday life. If you are a man or woman looking for specific benefits of adopting healthier habits or just want to know about the general healing properties of herbs. Please remember to comment or post any health questions, or contact us directly!

Also feel free to share any of your favorite recipes to make and share it with the Assuaged community on our ➡️ Share A Recipe ⬅️ page!




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