Foods That Will Boost Your Metabolism

If you want to increase your metabolism and burn more calories each day, eating the right foods is a key part of the process. The wrong types of food can limit the amount of calories you burn each day and slow down your metabolism by interfering with your body’s essential processes. However, the right foods can give your metabolism a kick and make a huge difference when it comes to the total calories you burn in a day. That’s why in this article I’m going to be listing four of the best metabolism boosting foods.

Animal protein

Animal protein contains approximately 35g of protein per 4 oz. Protein foods such as chicken, beef, lamb, pork and organ meats is a great way to enhance your metabolism. In addition to the protein, meat sources contain essential amino acids and essential fatty acids not available in plant proteins and these are necessary for proper cellular function. They also contain a range of essential nutrients which ensure that your body is functioning optimally and prevent your metabolism from slowing down.

Chili Peppers

Chili peppers are well known for their metabolism boosting properties and temporarily increase the number of calories your body burns in two main ways. First, due to their hot and spicy nature, chili peppers raise your body’s temperature and your body then uses up extra calories as it attempts to regulate this temperature change. Second, chili peppers naturally increase the amount of body fat you burn after eating them.


Flaxseeds are quickly becoming one of the most popular health foods around. They are packed full of fiber and protein which both help to rev up your metabolism by increasing the amount of calories your body burns during digestion. Flaxseeds are also a great source of healthy fats which help your body run smoothly and maintain an optimal metabolic rate.


Salmon is a tasty, tender fish that contains 31g of metabolism boosting protein per 4 oz. serving. It also contains high levels of healthy fats along with numerous vitamins and minerals that keep your metabolism ticking over and ensure that you burn the maximum amount of calories possible each day.


By incorporating these foods into your diet, you can give your metabolism a notable boost and burn more calories each day. So if you’re not currently eating any of these five foods, now is the time to make some changes and fire up your metabolism.

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