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15 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism


Low on energy? Want your body to start burning fat faster? Mix and match these metabolism-boosting foods to give your body’s engine the fuel it needs to burn, baby, burn! It will help you see results faster and even improve your mood.

15. Almonds


Though high in calories, when eaten in moderation these nuts are a great source of unsaturated fats (keeping you fuller longer) and rich in protein, causing your body to burn more calories following consumption.

14. Asparagus

This veggie is a nutrient powerhouse. Whether grilled or tossed into a salad, you’ll nab the benefits of 4 grams of protein per cup, all for 30 calories.

Not to mention, one serving is loaded with as much as 73 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C, 180 percent of your vitamin K and 61 percent of your folate.

RELATED: What is Metabolism & Why Is It Important?

13. Avocado


Avocado contains all 9 essential amino acids, plus heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish like salmon, tuna and halibut) necessary for reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis and heart disease.

Did we mention this fruit is also packed with 2 grams of protein per half?

12. Broccoli

This cruciferous veggie packs serious nutritional power in just a few calories per bite.

High in water and fiber (4 grams per NLEA serving), your body will be left feeling reenergized.

11. Cheese


Low-fat options like cottage cheese are packed with 14 grams of protein for every ½ cup.

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