5 Foods That Boost Metabolism
By Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor |
These miraculous foods don’t just taste great, but they also give your metabolism a serious kick in the pants…so you can better fit into your own!
Full of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, salmon ranks high on every health nuts' shopping list. It’s also a great source of selenium, niacin and vitamin B12.
Because they’re so filling, a small handful of almonds is a great and healthy way to satisfy your appetite without overeating. They also pack a serious punch of healthy calories per serving, making them all fuel and very little fat.
Naturally low in fat and high in folic acid, vitamins B, B1 and B6, turkey is a dietary dream. Its high levels of protein help build muscle and continues fueling their development even after your workout.
Leafy greens are packed with antioxidants and minerals, including vitamins A, B2, C and K. Spinach is also full of magnesium, folate, iron and calcium. Because it's so nutrient-dense, it’s filling without being fattening.
These sweet snacks contain anthocyanin, which studies have shown to stop individual fat cells from forming. And, if you needed any more reason to indulge, they also contain digestive enzymes that fend off the absorption of certain fats and starches.