How To Increase Metabolism

How To Increase Metabolism With Organic vegetables
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How to increase metabolism

Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within us, simply put it’s what keeps us alive. When looking at loosing weight or how to burn fat, frequently we ask how to increase metabolism.

The key to increasing metabolism is nutrition. Metabolism pathways use nutrients, breaking them down into energy. Our bodies require energy to synthesise new proteins and nucleic acids (complex organic substances that are present in living cells, particularly DNA or RNA, whose molecules consist of many nucleotides linked in a long chain.)

Our bodies can’t synthesise all the chemicals it requires. These are supplied via the essential nutrients, also providing required calories for energy. Our diet should provide the required substances for building and repairing tissue. Essential nutrients include oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon, phosphorus and varies inorganic elements. Simply put we require carbs, lipids, protein, vitamins, minerals and water.

You need to eat!

So it’s clear, we do need to eat. Woman need around 1200 calories per day. If you skip meals and drop your intake, it can actually harms you as your body starts to break down its muscle tissue. Eating too little slows your metabolism.

Aim for an intake of:

  • Breakfast – 400 calories
  • Snack – 150┬ácalories
  • Lunch – 400┬ácalories
  • Snack – 150┬ácalories
  • Dinner – 400 calories

Tea and coffee are both foods that help speed up your metabolism. Burn that fat with a simple cuppa – 5-8% increase!

Most people don’t drink enough water. Aim to drink 6+ cups per day. Not only does this increase metabolism, it also is crucial in removing toxins from the body. As you loose weight, toxins stored in your fat are released, and you want to flush this out.

Now that your reducing your toxins, its a great time to look at your entire diet. Try and incorporate as much organic produce and products as possible. Some chemicals found in fresh produce has been linked to weight gain.

Read our article on metabolism boosting foods for more ideas.