With aging our metabolism slows down. Regular exercises, sufficient amount of water, fresh air, healthy food, quality dream, and positive thought are really important for well-being. So to keep your metabolism in good form beside workout and drinking 8 glass of water you need to sleep from 6 to 8 hours every day. Green tea and kombucha tea are good for detox and keep your health.
Your diet also has a big role in the metabolism and you need to eat food which has the power to boost it. First of all, you need to eat regular meals at the same time every day. Following food burn calorie can also speed up the metabolism.
When someone says nuts, usually the first thing that will come into your mind is high-calorie and high-fat food. But do you know that almonds are very rich in proteins, dietary fiber, and healthy fats? Only ½ cup has 15g proteins, 8g dietary fiber. So in order to boost your metabolism try to eat 15 almonds every day.
Avocado is a super food because it is full of healthy nutrients like dietary fibers, vitamins E, C, K, glutathione, lutein and folic acid. It contains carnitine (amino acid) which is essential for energy production and metabolism boosting.
Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, calcium and other healthy ingredients helpful for overall health. Vitamin C burning 30% more fat during regular exercise. Do you know that if you have a lack of calcium, your body will start to secrete a hormone which is responsible for retention of fat? Some studies show that 1 g calcium contributes to reducing of dietary fat and enhance their metabolism.
Dark chocolate has a huge quantity of cocoa (from 60% to 90%). Cocoa contains flavonoids which reduce the stress. Because of this, your metabolism will speed up.
Chili peppers contain chemical compounds capsinoids which provoke the body to burn more calories. When we consume chili peppers, capsinoids send a signal to the hormones and blood pressure increases. As a result of this, we breathe faster and our body burns more calories.
This fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon can reduce the sugar level in the blood and make a reduction of the hormones that make regulation of the stress. All this contributes to the improvement of the metabolism.
Vegetables which are rich in iron like spinach are essential for the energy for different cellular metabolic processes. Furthermore, the spinach contains dietary fibers which are beneficial for the metabolism.
What to avoid?
- Do you know that alcohol slows down the metabolism? So don’t overdo it, just think about the hangover in the morning.
- Reduce the diet drinks because they are rich in artificial sweeteners which act negatively to your metabolism.
- You shouldn’t skip the meals because this slows down the metabolism.
- Reduce the stress. Every day we are facing with many problems which are stressful for us and is almost impossible to avoid the stress. But you can try with yoga or other meditation techniques. This will help you to reduce the stress.