The best things about the holidays are family, friends and the delicious foods on the dinner table. Unfortunately, eating too much food will cause you to gain the holiday weight. And whether your metabolism (the part of your body that distracts fuel from the food you eat and converts it to energy) is fast or slow, you can always boost your metabolism with healthy foods. So here are five healthy foods to boost your metabolism to give you more energy to continue your holiday fun.
5 Healthy Foods To Boost Your Metabolism
Yes, water! A study has discovered that people who drink eight glasses or more of water burn more calories than people who drink four glasses or less. Also, drinking water before a snack or a meal helps the body process and burn the food quicker.
2. Tree Nuts
Walnuts and almonds provide vitamin E (an antioxidant). They are also high in fiber and offer the heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Take advantage of the amazing nutrients and go nuts.
3. Rich Spices
Even though spices like hot pepper, ginger and even cinnamon will boost the taste of meals, it also revs up your metabolism. Studies show that eating spicy foods, like chili, boost your metabolism eight percent more than someone not eating spicy foods.
Crushing, chopping or even chewing the pearly cloves will increase your testosterone to give you energy, lower your cholesterol and combat obesity, stress and diabetes.
5. Green Tea
Start your mornings with a delicious cup of green tea. Most studies show that the soothing greenish drink is a healthier choice than coffee. The caffeine in green tea will give you that pick-me-up you crave while increasing your metabolism.