These citric fruits are abundant in the much-needed vitamin C. In this case, this vitamin is great for aiding in fat burning and regulating fat metabolism.
But that’s not their only helpful component. They contain a flavonoid called naringenin, whose antioxidant properties are a great help to your metabolism.
This flavonoid is also great for lowering insulin levels in your blood. Which leads to improved blood sugar levels and, yes, a faster metabolism.
Nutrition and Metabolism had published a study in 2011 where they explained that a combination of a diet low on calories with a glass of grapefruit juice (or a grapefruit as a snack) not only regulates one’s metabolism, but also speeds up the process of weight loss.
Moreover, there is a significant improvement in one’s lipid profiles.
For best results, drink your freshly-squeezed grapefruit with plenty of pulp in it.
However, as healthy as grapefruit is, it can interact with certain medications, so best to consult with your physician before including it into your diet.
Healthy in plenty of ways as it already is, it can also help in naturally boosting your metabolism.
They are perfect for anyone trying to thanks to their low-calorie content and high soluble fiber content (which can also aid in bowel movement and digestion).
The fiber in apples is also useful for keeping one’s cells from absorbing fat and encourages them to absorb more water.
So it’s not wonder that your metabolic activity is boosted.
To top it all off, it keeps you fuller for longer and keeps any unhealthy cravings at bay. This counts especially if you consume one whole apple before starting your meal.
Which apples are the best? All are packed with benefits, but green apples take first place when it comes to boosting your metabolic rate.
This common kitchen ingredient also has thermogenic abilities. This means it can slightly increase body temperature, and with it, one’s metabolic rate.
It also helps increase the feeling of satisfaction which ultimately leads to lesser calories consumed. It helps burn the ones which have already been consumed, which makes it a double plus!
Life Sciences, in their 2009 study, had discovered that ginger may decrease the visceral fat amount and improve one’s fat metabolism.
If you consume it on a regular basis, there is even a chance that it will limit the side effects of a high-cholesterol diet.
A 2012 study published by Metabolism also confirms its usefulness when it comes to weight managing and metabolism boosting.
7. Black Coffee
It’s a no-brainer that this is thanks to its high caffeine content, which also stimulates the psychoactive central nervous system, and thus, improves one’s metabolic rate.
Caffeine is not only good for increasing the release of norepinephrine and dopamine (which help your body in releasing fats), but it also hinders adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had published a study back in 1980, according to which coffee can have immediate effects on both your fat oxidation and your metabolism, if taken after a meal.