It isn’t necessarily easy to pick out healthful foods in the grocery store, and it’s even harder to know which of them you should be eating to keep your metabolism operating at its full potential. Nevertheless, we took the effort to put together a list of 9 such foods and why they are great for your body.
Bringing more color into your diet is good thing. Along with diversifying the flavor in your dishes, vegetables bring extra fiber, vitamins and minerals, and are often quite filling. Chili peppers provide an unexpected source of vitamin C, but, more importantly (for your metabolism), they also carry the chemical compound capsaicin.
According to Scott Isaacs, MD, board-certified endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia, states that capsaicin “can kick metabolism into high gear.” Capsaicin carries additional benefits, assisting in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and can trigger the release of endorphins and serotonin.