Mega List – Metabolism Boosting Foods
It is difficult to find a complete list on the web of all the metabolism boosting foods to help you burn fat. Most articles or websites tease you with a list of 5 or 10 foods but never really deliver a nice long list to build your diet on. So annoying. Here is as complete a list as possible for you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Black Tea (hot/herbal/unsweetened)
Cantaloupe and other melons
Chilean sea bass
Coffee (preferably black)
Green Tea (hot/herbal/unsweetened)
Lemon and lime
Nuts and seeds
Oats (rolled or steel cut – unsweetened)
Peanut Butter and other nut butters
Yogurt (plain- regular or greek)
General rule of thumb is to choose whole unprocessed foods that are naturally low in fat, sodium and sugar. When choosing items like yogurt, oatmeal and tea pick plain, unsweetened versions and add flavor yourself by adding fresh fruit and spices (not sugar). Avoid fruit juices and eat real fruit instead.
The truly observant will note that all of the foods from the negative calorie foods list previously posted on this site are included in this list. That is because it takes energy for your body to process food and if you are eating less calories than you are burning then your body has to burn fat as fuel to do its job thereby putting your metabolism in overdrive.
In the interest of giving you a complete list, the how and whys of each of these foods powers was omitted. If you want to know more about a particular food then please leave a comment and it will be added to the list of articles that will be written in the near future.