What To Include In Your Daily Diet To Boost Metabolism

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Guest post by +Meighan Sembrano 
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate at which your body spends energy when it is in a resting state. Everyone has different BMR, and it changes with age, usually slowing down as we get older, or sometimes due to certain medical conditions. People will often notice their metabolism beginning to slow down in their late twenties. If you want to adjust to these changes, one way is to boost your metabolism, and certain foods are said to do the trick. These foods are high in fiber which works wonders on your metabolism. You don't need to cut down the amount of food you eat; a better option is to introduce fiber rich foods as replacements to sugar or dairy meals. Fiber is proved to have a positive impact on patients suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Granola breakfast
First, you need to start with a healthy lunch. Forget ham and eggs and have a bowl of granola instead. Optimally you should find the ones sweetened with dried fruits to avoid processed sugar. Granola cereals are rich in both calories and dietary fiber. Because of the high amount of fiber, the granola will make you feel full for a very long time, preventing you from munching on snacks as the day goes on.

Nutty Snacks
However, if you must have a snack, instead of chocolate bars, munch on some nuts- almond, cashew, walnuts, doesn’t matter. Nuts are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, unsaturated fats and of course fiber. The fiber in nuts is soluble, which helps control cholesterol levels and it also helps you feel full for a long time because it passes slowly through the digestive system.

Daily bowl of salad
Including a bowl of salad with every meal will do your digestive tract so much good. There are so many options to choose from, and all are good as long as they have a fair amount of vegetables included. Leafy greens along with tomatoes, citrus fruits and some onions for flavor are all excellent side-dish options for your daily dose of fiber. According to medical experts, we need approximately 38 grams of fiber for men and 25 grams for women.

Drink plenty of water
Sure water doesn’t have any fiber, but it does help fiber pass quickly through the gut. If you plan on sticking to a high fiber diet, you should monitor your water intake. Since we can’t digest fiber, a lot of it can accumulate in the large intestines and might form a bulk which 's hard to pass. To avoid constipation due to high fiber intake make sure to drink plenty of water. Ideally, you should drink between 3 to 4 liters of water a day. Of course, this depends on your level of activity and outside temperature.

Whole grain everything
Or at least, switch white bread for rye or wheat bread. Regular white bread is stripped of all its fiber and what we're left with is too many unhealthy carbohydrates. Grainy foods are at the base of our food pyramid and. Refined grains are preferred for their taste, but whole grains will make your stomach happy. You get much more nutrition wise from whole grain products and don't risk diabetes as you would with refined grains.

Beans and legumes:
You can also get your daily caloric intake along with the benefits of fiber from beans, peas, legumes and the like. Beans are a great substitute for meat because they are rich in protein. Another great reason to include beans and legumes in your daily diet is provided in a recent study that said people who regularly ate beans had less weight than those who did not, despite having a higher daily calorie intake. The only problem with beans is that they may cause flatulence in some. Legumes might be a better option in this case.

Apple for dessert:
For dessert have some fruits. Eating fruits and vegetables regularly is said to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Phytochemicals can prevent so many illnesses, and yet we seem to have neglected them in our diets. Eating citrus fruits or apples daily will provide you not only with a lot of soluble dietary fiber but also with vitamins such as vitamin C. To satisfy a sweet tooth, you can always enjoy a bowl of colorful fruit salad instead of cakes full of refined sugars so dangerous for your health and circumference.

Conclusion:
Going on a high fiber diet will give you more success than skipping meals. Just change your eating habits by including certain foods such as fruits and vegetables and excluding others, such as refined and processed foods and too much meat and dairy. Fiber-rich foods make you feel full without burdening your body with excess calories. This type of diet will not only boost your metabolism but contribute to your overall health and well-be.

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Author Bio:
Meighan Sembrano has done her Mass Communication degree. In her free time, she likes to write about health, lifestyle fitness, world news and beauty. She is an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012. To know more about her, follow her on Twitter, Pinterest.
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6 comments

  1. Nice, of late I have started having the spinach banana smoothies, a very good nutritive start for the day and the breakfast bars are a quick bite of energy :)

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  2. I desperately need to incorporate some of your suggestions 😊😊

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  3. Really Nice tips, one must follow them...

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  4. Some great health tips! I would surely follow them! :)

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  5. The more carbs you include in your diet the more hungry you feel after couple of hours. Some healthy fats will help. And metabolism really does not matter. If you work out it will be fast if you relax it will be slow. If you eat all the time your internal body is working hence the metabolism boosting one thinks will make you eat more. Just my point of view. :)

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  6. Nice tips. Thanks for sharing :)

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