It’s like throwing logs on the fire all day long
As we age, most of us will see our metabolism slow down especially after age 40. So, the question becomes, “How do I boost my metabolism?” One way is to exercise efficiently so that you get a great “after burn” for several hours after a workout. The other way is to eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. The key is to eat foods that help boost your metabolism.
So, what exactly is “metabolism”? It’s the combination or range of biochemical processes or chemical reactions which occur within our bodies. Consisting of anabolism (the build-up of substances) and catabolism (the breakdown of substances) metabolism is basically how our body uses food by transforming it into energy, the burning of calories. A slow metabolism means we aren’t burning food for energy and it becomes stored as fat. We want a healthy metabolism so that we have a balanced exchange of calories in and energy spent. Some people might even have such high metabolisms that they can’t keep weight on or gain wait; this is just as unhealthy as having a slow metabolism.
Some foods that are known to boost metabolism include:
Breakfast: Milk, Oatmeal, Wholegrain Cereal, Eggs, Yogurt
Drinks: Coffee, Green Tea, Water
Meat & Fish: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Salmon, Sardines, Tuna, Turkey
Fruits: Apples, Berries, Grapefruit, Oranges
Vegetables: Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Cayenne Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic
Other: Almonds (Raw), Canola Oil, Peanut Butter, Olive Oil, Whey Protein, Curry
You can find lists of other metabolism-boosting foods by searching on the Internet. Always check with your doctor before starting a fitness or nutrition program to make sure it’s safe for you.
To your health!