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5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism

3 MIN READ • 6th May 2016

Hit a weight-loss plateau? Top up on these foods...

  • 5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism Oats
    Oats are one of the most nutritious grains and one of the top 10 superfoods. “Munch on a bowl for breakfast to help maintain muscle, which directly speeds up your metabolism, as they’re a great slow-release carbohydrate,” explains nutritionist Craig Budgen ( ). “They’re also rich in fibre, which will keep you fuller for longer and contain more protein than other grains which means you’re less likely to overeat inbetween meals.”
    Choose a gluten-free variety when making your morning bowl of porridge oats to minimise inflammation.

  • 5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is a diet-food favourite and can help reduce your cholesterol. “The tangy citrus fruit contains natural chemicals that can lower your body’s insulin levels, speed up metabolism and promote weight loss,” says Craig. “They are packed with vitamins C and E and essential nutrients like zinc and potassium. This juicy fruit is a delicious post-workout energy booster and it has a low GI – great if you’re watching your waistline.

    Grapefruit doesn’t have to be eaten alone. Try combining it with chicory and avocado, for a fresh and zingy light bite.

  • 5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism Tuna
    Tuna is packed with brain-enhancing omega three and is great for detoxing. “Tuna is high in protein, and the seafood is vital for maintaining muscle mass,” Craig says. “The more muscle you have, the more fat is burned throughout the day, and, it can even ward off unwanted cellulite. And, like all fish, tuna contains sodium, so no added salt is needed.”


    Always go for fresh, wild-caught tuna steaks, instead of the tinned supermarket variety. Which can contain high levels of mercury.

  • 5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism Greek yogurt
    Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as the regular variety and is a rich source of calcium. “It’s low in sugar and contains lots of good bacteria – essential for a healthy gut,” Craig tells us. “This helps to regulate your metabolism and can help if you’re looking to whittle your waistline. What’s more, it’s a healthy, yet tasty alternative to ice cream.”
    The creamy dairy product is great for curbing your hunger pangs. Make sure you always check the label to avoid hidden sugars.

  • 5 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism Almonds
    Almonds are a great pre-workout snack to give you that extra push before a tough session. “They’re full of essential fatty acids, high-quality protein, calcium, iron and vitamin E,” says Craig. “Try adding them to your dish before you exercise to give you a real energy boost. They can help raise your metabolism and support you throughout your workout. Plus, they help your body burn fat more efficiently and they taste great, too!”
    The nuts also work as a great snack to up your energy levels. Scatter over a bowl of porridge for a protein-packed brekkie.

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