Metabolic nuggets
Ensuring your metabolism is operating at optimum levels throughout the day may make it easier to maintain your ideal weight. Here are some metabolism tips to muse over…

Never skip breakfast…
without your morning sustenance, your body goes into starvation mode, which prompts everything to slow down as your body tries to conserve energy (and store fat) it thinks it needs to survive.

Pack in the protein…
digesting lean protein such as fish, poultry, legumes and tofu burns up twice as many calories as it does eating fat or carbs.

Fancy a cuppa?…
as well as caffeine, green tea also contains super antioxidants called catechins which when combined, create a powerful boost to your metabolism. Avoid caffeine after 3pm though, as it may interrupt your sleep.

Add some heat…
Capsaicin is the fiery compound found in chilli peppers and has been shown to boost thermogenesis, which is the rate at which the body burns calories after eating.

How’s your thyroid?…
this gland regulates your metabolism as well as heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development and bone maintenance. It relies on a good source of iodine and selenium from your diet in order to function effectively, so snack on some seaweed, cranberries, strawberries, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds in order to maintain good levels of both.

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