We’re gonna be eating anyways so why not eat foods that help speed up your metabolism right!? Here are some of my favorite foods that are your plate’s best friends 😉
CHIA SEEDS: These little black seeds absorb up to 10 times their body weight in liquid, meaning they expand in your body keeping you fuller, longer. So you don’t need to reach for another snack while you’re hanging out with Chia. Reduce your hunger and sugar cravings as well.
CAYENNE PEPPER: Spice it up baby! Seasonings are an awesome way to add in a ton of flavor without any calories. Not only does cayenne pepper increase your immune system and speed up the duration of colds but the key ingredient, capsaicin boosts your metabolism. So you’ll be burning fat faster and kicking up your energy.
CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES: Think brussels, cauli and broccoli…pretty much the ones that make you fart. Ha! But for reals these guys contain the most fiber of all the vegetables and trade a ton of nutrients and vitamins for very little cals or carbs.
THE LEAFIES: Can’t forget about the green leafy veggies either. Mom had it right starting us with a salad before dinner. Your ruffage like spinach, kale, collard greens and chard help move toxins out of your body. Greens are amazing at burning fat and are crazy high in iron and Vitamin K which is great for your bones.
GREEN TEA: Put down the chemical filled, fake sugar energy drinks that will make you fat and treat yourself to metabolism increasing green tea. Buy a fun mug that makes you want to fill it with this antioxidant rich beverage and know you’re doing wonders for your body.
COCONUT OIL: Move aside crappy oils and fill your house with the aroma of the tropics. You’ll also be filling your hot body with an oil that’s been proven to increase fat burning. Coconut oil is comprised of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which digest faster, are used for energy immediately and are not stored in the body like other oils.
Have fun adding more healthy foods into your diet. Then when you do feel like splurging you know what to come back to for the help in burning it off.
Love to hear your favorite ways of incorporating these goodies or if you’ve got another kick ass metobolism booster to share! Tweet me at @JillAnenberg
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