Top 10 metabolism-boosting foods


Protein boosts metabolism best.

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Flaxseeds provide vitamins, minerals, and protein. Flaxseeds are considered a "functional food" for their health advantages.

Another metabolic syndrome-fighting food is lentils.Lentils, beans, and peas can prevent and treat metabolic syndrome, according to a 2016 assessment of 41 animal trials.



Ginger may boost metabolism and appetite.

Since studies discovered its health benefits, green tea has garnered interest.

Green tea

Brazil nuts

Selenium is crucial for metabolism, reproduction, and immunity, and Brazil nuts are one of the best sources. Protein and healthy fats make them filling.

Dark-leafy vegetables

Iron-rich spinach, kale, and other leafy greens may increase metabolism. Growth, metabolism, and development require iron.

Other tips to boost metabolism 

According to one small-scale studyTrusted Source, drinking an extra 1,500 milliliters (ml) of water daily can decrease body weight and BMI in some people who are overweight. Participants drank 500 ml before each meal. 

According to the CDCTrusted Source, adults should aim to sleep for 7 to 9 hours a night. To improve sleep patterns, try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day.

Lifting weights regularly allows people to gain and retain muscle mass and to burn fat. The Physical Activity Guidelines for AmericansTrusted Source recommend that adults should perform strengthening exercises 2 or more days each week.