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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Naturally

There are many reasons why people eat and not just hunger. One of the major reasons that make people eat several times per day is the belief that they will boost their metabolism. According to the American Dietetic Association, eating frequently may be good for your health so long as you take between four and five hours between meals. However, you should always remember that every calorie counts.

Drink Green

One of the benefits of green tea is boosting metabolism, according to a World Healthiest Foods’ report. This is because green tea promotes the loss of visceral fat, which accumulates in the tissues lining the abdominal cavity and surrounding such internal organs as the intestines. One of the problems associated with visceral fat is metabolic syndrome. Green tea contains caffeine, theanine, and catechins, all of which promote fat loss.

Break the Fast

Scientific studies have shown that eating breakfast is very important for good health, particularly because it boosts metabolism. It also encourages physical activity.

Exercise

If you really want to boost your metabolism, one of the best methods is to exercise. Exercise helps in adjusting the caloric equation, which is the main reason why it is highly recommended for shedding off extra pounds.

It helps in losing weight because it ensures that your body uses the calories you ingest to maintain a good balance. According to Dr. Martin Katahn, a Vanderbilt University psychologist, a low calorie diet is self-defeating.

It is being reasonably active that will boost the metabolism and help in keeping one’s weight down.

Avoid Refined Grains

Products made of refined grain causes the body to secrete more insulin, says Dr. Joey Schulman. While insulin helps in removing glucose from the bloodstream, it does not remove it from the body but takes it into cells. More insulin will therefore result in excess fat in the body, which lowers metabolism.

Eat More Protein

Metabolism involves the transportation of molecules to different parts of the body. One of the things that enhance the transportation of molecules is an appropriate balance of amino acids, which are contained in protein.

Dietary protein also results in the release of the hormone glucagon. Glucagon promotes the use of fat by signaling fat cells to release fat into the bloodstream. Including some protein in one’s meals will hence boost metabolism naturally.

References

  1. American Dietetic Association: Think Before You Eat
  2. New York Times: Personal Health
  3. Canadian Living: Top 5 ways to boost your metabolism naturally
  4. The world’s Healthiest Foods: How Can I  Boost My Metabolism?
  5. Canadian Living: Top 5 ways to boost your metabolism naturally
  6. World’s Healthiest Foods: Green Tea
  7. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

 

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