Mega List – Metabolism Boosting Foods

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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.

Almond Milk
Almonds
Anchovies
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apples
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Barley
Beans
Beef(lean)
Beets
Black pepper
Black Tea (hot/herbal/unsweetened)
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brown rice
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupe and other melons
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cayenne
Celery
Cherries
Chickpeas
Chicken (boneless/skinless)
Chilean sea bass
Cinnamon
Clams
Cloves
Cocoa
Coconut oil
Cod
Coffee (preferably black)
Cottage Cheese
Cranberries
Cucumbers
Cumin
Curry
Dark Chocolate
Eggs
Eggplant
Endives
Flax
Fennel
Garden cress
Garlic
Ginger
Grapefruit
Grapes
Green Beans
Green Tea (hot/herbal/unsweetened)
Habeneros
Halibut
Hemp milk
Herring
Horseradish
Jalapenos
Kale
Kelp
Leeks
Lemon and lime
Lettuce
Lima beans
Mackerel
Mangos
Mushrooms
Mustard
Mustard seeds
Nectarines
Nuts and seeds
Oats (rolled or steel cut – unsweetened)
Okra
Olive oil
Onions
Oranges
Papaya
Parsley
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Peanut Butter and other nut butters
Pineapple
Pistachios
Prunes
Pumpkin
Quinoa
Radish
Raspberries
Red Wine
Salmon
Sardines
Scallions
Seaweed
Soy
Soy Milk
Spicy peppers
Spinach
Sprouts
Strawberries
Squash
Sweet Potato
Tangerines
Tofu
Tomatoes
Trout
Tuna
Turkey
Turmeric
Turnips
Vinegar
Walnuts
Water
Watermelon
Yogurt (plain- regular or greek)
Zucchini

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.

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9 Responses to Mega List – Metabolism Boosting Foods

  1. My email is not working correctly but i have to have surgery soon and have to lose my belly fat,i’m disabled and live on a fixed income

  2. Sonya says:

    I love your blog!

  3. cristina says:

    Hi there, What’s your take on sprouted grain bread like Food Fod Life’s Ezekiel bread?

  4. Patrice says:

    What types of breads are okay for Metabolic enhancing? I have read other sites and Butter seems to be okay too? Any thoughts?

    • Mel B says:

      Honestly, If you really want to lose weight I would cut out as many bread products and pastas as possible. I am not saying go on a low carb or no carb diet because that doesn’t suit everyone though you can if you want to. If you are looking for a safe low carb diet look here (http://theskinniestyou.com/metabolism-miracle-review/). Simply cutting out as much bread as possible will melt the pounds off faster than you can believe so really the best metabolism boosting bread is no bread. As for butter a little bit won’t kill your diet but it isn’t really metabolism boosting. I guess a vegan butter made of soy might count as metabolism boosting but really if you are cutting out bread you won’t be needing much butter. Smart balance light is actually vegan and sold in most stores including Walmart and tastes like regular butter. I use it and love it. Hope that helps.

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