- RECENT ARTICLES
- Hungry For Change The Book - Now In Paperback!
- 5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism
- 5 Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux
- 5 Foods To Improve Eye Sight
- A Spiced Coffee To Get You Through An Entire Week!
- Protein Power Bars (Recipe)
- 5 Natural Antibiotics To Fight Illness & Promote Health
- Creamy Raw Fennel Soup
- 4 Ways To Get Nutrients From Your Food (Vs. A Pill)
- 5 Ways To Save Money When Eating Organic
- POPULAR ARTICLES
- 10 Reasons To Quit Coffee (Plus Healthy Alternatives)
- 10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
- 22 Habits Of Happy People
- Are We Overfed And Starving To Death?
- Could Diet Sodas be Making You Depressed?
- Gluten Confirmed To Cause Weight Gain
- Juicing - The Key to a Vibrant and Healthy Life
- Nature's Best Alternative Sweeteners
- The 7 Nastiest Things Lurking In Your Supermarket
- The Secret Engineering Of Junk Food
be sure to visit us
5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism
By JJ Virgin (Mind Body Green)
The problem with many diets is that they focus on what you shouldn't have instead of on what you should have!
"I felt like they were telling me everything I couldn't have, which left me completely deprived," my friend confessed, recalling a particular diet she'd adamantly adhered to until finally she got frustrated with all those restrictions.
Instead, think about it this way: before you dump sugary, highly reactive foods that stall fat loss and leave you feeling lousy, fuel up on healthy, crave-busters that edge out bad foods and keep you from feeling hungry and reaching for the junk.
You know, the usual appetite-curbing add-ons like lean protein, fiber-rich veggies, and green tea. these work great. But I've also picked up some unique, off-the-beaten-path ones that rev up your metabolism so you blast more fat. Best of all, they taste good and become easy to incorporate into your diet.
Add these five things to your diet and see if they don’t become your needle movers for easy, lasting fat loss:
1. Lemon Juice
You may have heard of having hot water with lemon in the morning to support good digestion. I did this when I lived in Japan years ago.
Turns out, a few tablespoons of lemon juice just before or during a meal may also help lower your blood sugar response from that meal. You might also have a glass of sparkling water with lemon juice during your meal or squeeze on some lemon onto your salad or your fish.
What’s not to love about this delicious spice that helps balance blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity?
Cinnamon also tastes so darn good and helps curb your sweet tooth.
Speaking of a sweet tooth kefir, or other sour cultured foods, can help zap sugar cravings. The sour taste of cultured or fermented foods kills your sweet tooth and feeds the good bacteria in your gut.
Too much bad gut flora means you can extract more calories from the foods you eat and store them as fat. Not cool! My favorite kefir is made form coconut water (this is available in many health food stores). You can also shop online for culture starter kits to make your own!
4. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne can help you burn more calories and curb hunger. You can also get the same effect with some hot sauce or hot peppers.
One of my favorite drinks is blending raw chocolate powder with avocado, coconut milk, and a quarter-teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can always increase the amount of cayenne per your personal taste, but a little goes a long way). Cayenne can really provide that get-up-and-go morning kick!
5. Coconut Oil & Coconut Milk
Coconut oil and milk remain kitchen staples for everything from cooking to shakes. Both the oil and milk are antiviral and antibacterial, making them perfect to keep that good balance of good bacterial in your gut.
I'm always on the hunt for healthy little-known add-ons that increase your metabolism while ditching those excess pounds. What food, drink, or ingredient have you found keeps you a little fuller or otherwise helps you burn fat? Share your “secret” below.
Have You Tried These Metabolism-Boosting Foods? What Else Would You Add To This List?
Dietary fats play an important role in a healthy diet and are needed for many of our body's processes. Discover five incredible dietary fats that are nutrient rich and great for your waistline too! ... continue reading
Is being health-conscious a way of life for you but you find yourself a little nervous when it comes to eating out? You no longer have to be nervous, or hide at home just because you lead a healthy life! We are empowering you with these healthy tips and tools to dine out and stay healthy! ... continue reading
In this hour long interview with Lisa Garr from Gaiam.TV, James and Laurentine reveal what the food industry doesn’t want you to know and how the foods we eat can keep us unknowingly stuck in the diet trap.
... continue reading
... continue reading
No items found.