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By Fleme Varkey | 06:44 PM June 12, 2017
9 budget food items to eat to speed up your metabolism, lose weight

Highlights

  • Try eating food that are loaded with nutrients
  • Naturally rich in selenium, zinc and iodine and vitamin B12 for more energy
  • These foods are also friendly on the pocket and are available in your kitchen

Trying to lose weight but are facing that wall called thyroid? Well, chances are the food you are eating may have something to do with it.  From this list , you can choose your favourites and incorporate them in your diet. They work to speed up your metabolism and also balance thyroid. All these ingredients are available in your kitchen and well within your budget for the week as well  

Water

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It’s is every doctor and dietician’s word of advice. Keep yourself hydrated and your body needs water in large amounts because it helps  and speeds up your metabolism function efficiently among other things. It can also help reduce appetite, improve digestion and reduce bloating and water retention.

Apples

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Studies show it helps boost metabolism and speed up weight loss. Research performed by the State University of Rio de Janeiro found that women eating three small apples or pears daily lost more weight than women who did not.

Chicken

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The protein found in lean meats needs  a lot of energy consumption in your body to break them down and in this manner you end up burning calories as well.

Curd

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It is one of the best food to eat if you're trying to lose weight. It gives you the energy you need and helps build lean muscle and it is a plus that it works wonders for your digestion as well.

Green Tea

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Multiple studies have said that green tea extract can significantly boost the metabolism, as well as provide a variety of other health benefits.

Oils

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Olive oil and coconut oil contain healthy fats that help in the normal functioning of the thyroid.

Chocolate

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This one sure is bound to bring a smile to your face. After all having chocolate to lose weight is not something less than a treat, considering it is one of the top metabolism boosting food.  Eat Dark Chocolate . A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that adults who ate moderate amounts of chocolate regularly were actually thinner than those who didn't, even though they consumed more calories and exercised the same amount. Look for chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa — the darker, the better.

Spices

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Garlic to cinnamon, spices can help keep your metabolic rates high. Especially bend towards the more  pungent spices such as black pepper, mustard seeds, and ginger. A Canadian study found that using spices enabled people to burn up to 1,000 more calories daily than those not incorporating spices into their diet.

Fish

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Not just rich in protein, fish is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps speed up metabolism on the double. You can even find vegetarian substitutes for food that is rich in Omega -3 fatty acids.

 

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