Ok, so you’ve been increasing your cardio, increasing your weight training, eating less, sleeping more,… is there anything else you could possibly do to help reach your goals faster? Well there is one more step you can take and its super simple. You see the higher your metabolism is the more calories you burn, and lucky for us there are a few ingredients that will give our metabolism a slight boost when we incorporate them into our meals.
Ginger has been shown to have great benefits for your metabolism, boosting it for hours at a time, mainly due to its gingerol and capsaicin content. One of our favorite ways to enjoy ginger (besides with sushi) is with a ginger orange smoothie.
Cayenne! Yes the spicy pepper. It can do your metabolism good if you can handle the heat. This is mostly due to its capsaicin content which is much higher than ginger. If you are looking for a delicious and healthy way to add this to your diet, try sprinkling them on any of your favorite roasted nuts with a small amount of salt.
Cinnamon is delicious when used sparingly but can be overpowering in large amounts (think cinnamon challenge). Besides being tasty cinnamon can also boost your metabolism, as well as provide a few other health benefits like aiding in digestion and help with blood sugar levels. Are favorite way to take cinnamon is with our coffee, you have basically a zero calorie drink with tons of flavor.
Yes that bright yellow orangey stuff. Give it a try if you haven’t already, it can boost metabolism due to causing a slight increase in body heat so be sure to try this on a nice cool day. Our recommendation for this is to add a few teaspoons to a nice healthy stew for the perfect winter meal.