Foods That Increase Metabolism:

  1. Almonds – contain essential fatty acids that help raise metabolism
  2. Cinnamon – helps keep insulin low
  3. Curry – helps speeds up your metabolism
  4. Soy Milk – very high in calcium, which can help raise your metabolism. Make sure to choose a brand that has low calories and carbohydrates
  5. Yogurt – contains high levels of protein, which your body needs to break down energy. It also has good bacteria, or pro-biotics, which will help keep digestion healthy
  6. Oatmeal – very high in fiber and contains complex carbohydrates. These help keep your insulin low and it will speed up your metabolism
  7. Broccoli – has high levels of calcium and vitamin C, which aid in raising your metabolism.
  8. Jalapeños – contain capsaicin, which help burn extra calories for many hours after you eat them
  9. Beans – high in protein and fiber, which gives you the feeling of being full for a long period of time. Your body needs to use extra calories to process this food
  10. Spinach – very high in calcium (which helps raise your metabolism) and vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown in studies to help your body absorb more calcium
  11. Turkey – very high in protein, which helps build more lean muscle tissue. The more lean muscle tissue you have, the higher your metabolism becomes
  12. Chicken – very high in protein
  13. Lean pork chops – very high in protein
  14. Salmon – high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help lower a hormone call leptin in body, which makes you burn more calories
  15. Lean beef – very high in protein
  16. Tuna – helps lower levels leptin in the body and will raise your metabolism
  17. Whole grain cereal – keeps insulin levels low
  18. Apple – high in fiber, which requires a lot of energy to break down. It also helps you stay full for longer, which means you will eat less.
  19. Coffee – contains caffeine, which helps raise your metabolism (ineffective if you exceed 2-3 cups per day)
  20. Habaneros (hot chili peppers) – contain capsaicin, which helps burn extra calories for many hours after you eat them
  21. Green tea – contains a chemical called EGCG, which makes the brain and nervous system run faster, in addition to helping you burn more calories
  22. Grapefruit – this fruit helps lower levels of insulin, thus preventing it from storing fat. It also is high in fiber, which helps you stay full for longer and means you will eat less.

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