Foods That Boost Metabolism

May 10, 2021 2 min read

Foods That Boost Metabolism

As obesity keeps affecting millions of people around the world, the rates of mortality and morbidity have skyrocketed.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of obesity-related deaths is far greater than the number of people who die from famine.

Many people associate obesity with the number that the scale shows. However, that is not the full story. What’s causing all the diseases and complications is the high body fat deposition, especially around the abdomen.

Here are the top 3 foods that boost metabolism and fat burning:

Fish oil

Fish oil is an extremely healthy ingredient that’s found in fatty fish. This oil can temper down inflammation, oxidative stress, and other harmful cellular processes.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have been shown to drastically increase weight loss.

In a 2010 study, researchers provided 46 participants with daily fish oil for 6 weeks. The results of the study showed that participants lost an average of 0.5 Kg. Researchers also noted that the serum levels of cortisol dropped, which is the stress hormone responsible for activating fat-storing metabolic pathways.

Coffee

The caffeine found in coffee is a potent central nervous system stimulator that boosts alertness and vigilance. This substance can also help people lose more weight by boosting their metabolism.

In one study, individuals who consumed coffee before exercising experienced twice the degree of lipolysis (fat burning) relative to the control groups.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an ancient remedy that may provide several health benefits, including reduced inflammation, better glycemic control, and appetite suppression.

The active ingredient – acetic acid – is also implicated in weight loss.

In a 2009 study, 144 overweight participants added two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to their usual diet for 12 weeks.

By the end of the study, researchers reported that participants lost an average of 1.7 kilograms of fat.

 

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