There are certain foods that can increase or decrease your metabolism and in turn directly control the number of calories you burn. Certain foods increase metabolism, which means you burn more calories, making it possible for you to burn more calories and get rid of unwanted fat. Certain foods on the other hand slow down your metabolism, slowing down the burning of calories and making burning fat a difficult process. Today we will talk about different food items below which help in burning unhealthy fat and keeping you in shape.
1- Food items rich in protein- Protein-rich food items like meat, fish, dairy, green vegetables, legumes, nuts, dairy, etc,.can help in increasing metabolism, since they are harder to digest, it takes more energy for the body to digest them, thus burning more calories.
2- Food items rich in Iron, Zinc, Selenium- These minerals play an important role in our body as they are required for the functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the metabolism. Eating food items rich in minerals like Iron, Zinc, and Selenium keeps the glands in proper shape.
3-Coffee- Although it may vary from person to person, studies have shown that coffee can increase metabolism/the number of calories our bodies burn to a certain extent.
4- Tea- Tea-lovers needn’t be disappointed, tea is on the list too and has been proven to be great for your metabolism. Caffeine and Catechins combinations in tea can help our body in burning more fat and calories.
5- Apple CIder Vinegar- A number of studies have shown that drinking a bit of apple cider vinegar daily can help increase the metabolism of the body and burn more unhealthy fats.
6- Seaweed- Rich in iodine, seaweed contains the one mineral that’s very essential to the functioning of the thyroid gland. As we discussed in the second point, a healthy thyroid means a healthy metabolism, thus seaweed can also be great for keeping your metabolism in shape.