Metabolism is a natural process the body goes through in order to use the fuel from food into the energy for our bodies to function. Why is nutrition important to metabolism? Certain foods have been shown to increase your metabolism. And when we increase our metabolism, we increase our body's ability to use food as energy and decrease the amount of energy from food that is stored in our bodies as fat, which supports weight loss. Check out my top metabolism boosting foods below!
Metabolism Boosting Foods Nutrition RX:
Protein creates a thermogenic effect (increases your body's ability to produce heat and use energy from food) when digested, which burns calories.
Red pepper flakes or chili peppers contain capsaicin, which gives peppers that heat & kick, is a metabolism boosting enzyme.
High fiber foods, like whole grains, legumes, beans, fruits & vegetables, are difficult for the body to digest, which means we burn calories when trying to digest them.
Fresh Ingredient Tips
Make lean protein the star of every meal to kickstart your metabolism
Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top of your favorite dishes to add some spice
Incorporate beans and fresh vegetables as a side to your meal for extra fiber