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3 Foods to Kick Start Your Metabolism

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's almost summer, which means losing weight and feeling good in your own skin is a top priority. Summer clothing and swimsuits leave little room for laziness or excess weight. But let's face reality: Losing weight is tough. Luckily, there are plenty of small changes that you can make to your life that can boost your weight dropping abilities, and a great place to start is with your diet. If you're ready to get fit for summer, take a look at these metabolism boosting foods to add to your menu today.

Hot and Spicy Foods

Hot and spicy foods get more than just your blood boiling and mouth burning. They’re also great for speeding up metabolism. The ingredient in hot foods -- such as chili peppers, cayenne, and jalapeno -- is also great for increasing the rate at which your body uses energy and burns calories. Add a few spicy ingredients to just one meal a day, or more if you like, and you may notice an improvement in your body’s fat burning capabilities.


Spinach is an excellent food for burning fat and building muscle. Why? Because it’s high in both protein and iron, two nutrients that are key to better health and muscle strength. And the more muscles you build, the more energy your body requires for maintenance. And if you also exercise, you’ll be doubling down on the weight loss efforts. Use spinach in a salad, add it to your breakfast smoothie, or look for some fun new recipes that use this healthy leafy green.


Eggs are a great choice because they’re full of healthy fats, protein, and they’re incredibly easy to use. Eat them for breakfast, boil one for a snack, or add them to your salads or as a side dish. Be sparing, as eggs can cause high cholesterol in high amounts, but keep them as a staple food in your diet for a faster metabolism and plenty of protein.

The faster your metabolism, the easier it will be to lose weight. And losing weight is quite an appealing goal that almost everyone shares! While exercise is definitely important in your fitness journey, your food consumption is the real key. Use these foods to boost your metabolism and to get your body moving in a slimming, healthier direction for the warm summer months ahead.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Summerville, S.C.

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