There are ceratin types of food that speed up the metabolism and burn calories. You are on the right place if you want to learn about them.
Milk and cereals
Secret ingredients:calcium, complex carbohydrates and fiber.
Complex carbohydrates and fiber pump up metabolism by keeping insulin levels low after you eat. That’s good, because high level of insulin sends signals to your body to start storing fat. The calcium in the milk also pumps up your metabolism. A University of Tennessee study found that dieters who consumed between 1,200 and 1,300 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day lost nearly twice as much weight as dieters getting less calcium.
Secret ingredient: capsaicin – the chemical that gives the hot taste
Chilli peppers can increase your heart rate. A research done near the end of the 80s has shown that eating one hot spicy meal a day can boost your metabolism by 25%. A newer research has shown that men who consume more coffee and red chilly pepper meals burn 1000 calories more than it is usual.
Green tea and coffee
Secret ingredients:caffeine and EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) chemical found in the tea Caffeine helps speed up your heart rate and the faster your heart beats, the more calories you burn. EGCG functions in a similar way. This chemical helps your brain and nervous system to work faster and thus allow you to burn more calories. The reasearches have shown that the combination of caffeine and 90mg EGCG if consumated three times a day will help you burn and extra 30 calories even if your body’s at rest.
Lean beaf, pork, chicken, turkey
Secret ingredient: protein
It takes your body more time and energy to digest meat proteins than carbs or fat. It means that the more protein you eat the harder your body has to work so in that process you burn more calories. Arizona research has shown that people who were on a protein-rich diet burn twice as many calories in the hours after they eat than people who are on a carbohydrate diet.
Salmon, tuna, sardines
Secret ingredient:Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids influence the levels of a hormone called leptin in your body. Low leptin levels boost your metabolism and you burn more calories. The best way to reduce the leptin in your body is to eat fish.