Metabolism Boosters

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Metabolism Boosters

We list out four foods to help you jumpstart weight loss and get fit.

 

1. Broccoli

Broccoli is low in fat and carbohydrates, and high in fiber, so it fills you up. The true superfood is also packed with potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C, all of which will help you shake off the extra kilos.

Broccoli

 

2. Avocados

Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats that are essential for building membranes, as well as for nerve, heart and brain health.

The stone fruit also contains glutathione, a compound that blocks the absorption of harmful fats by the intestines and also helps in cleansing the liver – a healthy liver is essential to weight loss. As avocado is high in calories, it should be eaten in moderation.

Avocados

 

3. Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is low in calories and fat and contains essential nutrients such as magnesium, which improves bowel health and muscle contraction. It’s a good detoxifying agent that rids the body of harmful toxins that start weight loss. Wheatgrass also speeds up metabolism.

 

4. Oolong tea

Oolong tea (pronounced wu-long) is a brown tea from the Camellia sinensis family, which is said to speed up metabolism and help reduce stomach and upper arm fat, apart from promoting a healthy immune system. Drinking two to three cups of oolong tea a day can also regulate blood sugar levels and curb food cravings.

Oolong tea