Boosting your metabolism has major health benefits. It can give you more energy throughout the day, support you in healthy weight loss that stays off, and assists you in removing harmful toxins from your body- to name a few. Achieving a healthy metabolic rate doesn't have to be a science project either. By adding just one of the three food consumption habits below to your daily routine you can boost your metabolism over time with ease.
Drink Water Every Hour
Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to boost your metabolism. Here’s what you do. Drink a couple of cups of water every hour to keep your metabolism at peak performance. Drinking water increases your metabolism by up to 25% just about one hour after consumption. So if you stay consistent with your water intake you naturally and easily boot your metabolism daily. Your body needs water to process calories, so when your not drinking enough water you slow your metabolism down.
Remember that certain fruits and vegetables have high water content. You can indulge in raw melons, cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, oranges, and peaches (to name a few) to support your consistent water intake every day.
Add Spice to Your Daily Meals
The high levels of capsaicin found in peppers can increase your metabolism. Keep in mind the hotter the pepper the more capsaicin it contains. Studies show that capsaicin helps individuals reduce their overall calorie intake hours after consuming. You see, capsaicin is thermogenic, and can cause our core body temperature to increase leading to increased metabolism.
If you don’t enjoy spicy foods try using small amounts in your servings of stews, soups, or salsa dishes. Onions, lime, and tomatoes can cut the spice of the pepper while adding additional nutritional benefits to your meal.
Indulge In Protein-Rich Foods
We burn more calories digesting protein than carbohydrates and fats. Protein is proven to increase metabolic rates by 15-30% compared to 5-10% for carbs and 0-3% for fats. Protein helps to suppress the hunger hormone scientifically known as ghrelin, making you feel more full after a protein-rich meal.
Protein-rich food you can add to your weekly meals
- Chia Seeds
- Wild rice
The key to boosting your metabolic rate is to stay consistent in your efforts. You can also add a multi-vitamin to your daily routine for additional assistance.
What are your favorite everyday metabolism boosters? Let us know - the Pattern Wellness community always loves hearing from you!