What to eat to increase your body’s burning capacity
Our bodies are wonderfully complex, but when it comes to our metabolism, the process is refreshingly simple to understand. The metabolism can be explained as when the body breaks down the calories we eat and drink and turns them into energy that fuels our systems and daily activities.
But an effective metabolism isn’t a given, and a slower system can lead to issues with weight management and digestion. The faster your body is able to metabolise what you eat, the better you’ll be able to reach and maintain the weight at which you feel your healthiest and happiest.
So if you’re feeling a little sluggish and want to rev up your metabolism, there are certain foods that can offer your body a little extra assistance. Here’s what to eat to increase your body’s burning capacity.
Studies have shown a direct link between filling up on nutritious greens and increasing your metabolism. Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and kale, are rich in iron, which is an important mineral for the body’s metabolic process. Make sure you’re getting your daily dose of greens by adding two teaspoons of The Super Elixir™ to water or your morning smoothie.
Protein-rich foods like salmon can help to increase your metabolic rate, while also making your feel fuller for longer – so you might find that you're not snacking as often. The omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin D can also help to balance your blood sugar levels.
Avocado is a healthy fat that is high in calories, but is burned by the body at a higher rate than other food. Eating avocado regularly has been proven to help your body burn belly fat, as well as stabilise your appetite and lower your cholesterol levels.
Berries contain the ketones compound, which has been praised for helping to speed up the metabolism and aid in the breakdown of fat. They’re rich in fiber, which keeps you feeling full, and antioxidants, an anti-inflammatory that can also help to promote healthy, glowing skin.
Cacao is also a wonder ingredient that helps to supercharge your metabolism by steadying your appetite, nourishing your body and working to increase your energy levels. That’s why we chose cacao for our Nourishing Protein – which gives our Chocolate flavour its delicious taste – alongside our blend of pre and probiotics, herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals for a truly comprehensive protein powder. Enjoy one serve each day to feel the benefits in your body.