Foods That Promote a Speedier Metabolism

Losing weight is something that almost all of us want to do. We may not all have over 100 pounds to lose, but it’s fairly safe to say that the majority of us could stand to use 5 or 10 pounds. So, what is the key to weight loss? The basic idea is to burn more calories than you take in. In order to do that, we have to eat well and exercise regularly, but there are some other ways to help speed up the process. To help kickstart your weight loss, take a look at these great foods that promote a faster metabolism for faster weight loss.


In the millions of weight loss recipes out there, you have undoubtedly run across some egg white omelette recipes. Eggs, especially the white portion, are packed full of a particular amino acid that keeps the metabolism up and moving. Eating this first thing in the morning gets your metabolism up and running, and it can even promote a faster metabolism all day long. You can even eat the yolk, which is full of healthy protein, but just know that most of the calories are contained in the yolk, and adjust your portions accordingly.


Our bodies are a huge percentage water. When we don’t get enough, it causes the entire body and all of its functions to slow down. By keeping yourself hydrated, you are promoting more efficient body functions, and  quicker and more efficient metabolism. It also helps the body in clearing out toxins and waste which then further enhances your body’s natural abilities. To get a little more water, try adding a glass before every meal. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, but adds greatly to the benefits of water intake.

Hot and Spicy Peppers

If you are a fan of Mexican food, or really just hot foods in general, then you are in luck! Nothing speeds up the metabolism like hot and spicy foods. Chili peppers, cayenne, jalapeno...any and all of them contain an ingredient that both provides the spicy sensation and boosts the speed and function of the metabolism. Add some spicy accents to your regular menu, and enjoy the flavor and the metabolism boosting benefits.

Eating the right foods can get your metabolism moving faster than ever. This small step may make losing weight just a bit easier. Try adding these simple foods to your diet, and get your body’s fat burning abilities in tip top shape.

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