6 Metabolism-Boosting Foods

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Metabolism Diet

Want to speed up your metabolism and burn extra fat? Try high-intensity workouts and add the following 6 metabolism-boosting foods to your daily diet.

1

Seaweed

The thyroid is your body's metabolism regulation centre, and it needs iodine to work well. So, eating more iodine-rich foods like seaweed will keep it running!

Recipe Idea #1

Wakame and nori are versatile seaweeds you can use in soups, salads, and Japanese maki. Not sure where to start? Swipe up and try this nutritious miso soup!

2

Brazil Nuts

Selenium is another precious mineral your thyroid needs to keep your metabolism going. And a single brazil nut covers your daily needs of this mineral — that's nuts!

Recipe Idea #2

Love peanut butter? Then try this metabolism-boosting alternative: brazil nut butter. Make it from scratch with our easy recipe and enjoy it on your morning toast!

3

Green Tea

Green tea is an amazing fat-burner you can add to your diet. And if you opt for matcha powder instead of tea bags, it's like eating whole green tea leaf — max benefits!

Recipe Idea #3

Rev up your metabolism with an energising matcha tea, a satisfying matcha latte, or a nutritious green tea smoothie like this one.

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4

Ginger

Not only a powerful anti-inflammatory, ginger root is also a great metabolism booster. And on top of that, it helps blunt hunger pangs making you eat less.

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Recipe Idea #4

This ginger-infused water has a double metabolism-boosting effect: ginger curbs appetite and cold water makes your body burn more calories. Awesome!

5

Chillies

Chillies temporarily speed up your metabolism and make you feel fuller. That's great news for anyone who wants to shed the extra fats — and likes spicy food!

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Recipe Idea #5

Serve yourself a nice bowl of this this fiery green bean pilaf with spicy Thai chillies. It's a quick 30-minute recipe perfect for a midweek dinner!

6

Lentils

When you want to lose weight, high-fibre foods like legumes are your best friend. They will fill you up for hours and boost fat metabolism in one go — super!

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Recipe Idea #6

This stir-fried lentil rice is a hearty and high-fibre Lebanese dish that will keep yo full and satisfied for long. Top it with caramelised onions for a delicious finish!

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