Very often people fail to get a proper diet and workout as they struggle to stick to a healthy routine due to demanding work commitments and full schedules.
123Diet creator, Emma Moroni, says that these delicious foods are her personal favorites for boosting the metabolism and 'blasting away fat' throughout the day.
Green tea: A well-known metabolism booster across many Asian cultures, catechins (an antioxidant) in green tea have been found to have fat-burning properties and improve the quality of hair, skin, and nails. Catechins have also been shown to decrease the risk of developing cancer.
Celery: A yummy, low calorie and high fiber food largely comprised of water. Celery is high in important vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K and folate.
White meat protein: Foods high in protein and low in fat such as white fish or poultry take more energy to burn and less time to digest as opposed to carbohydrates and fats. According to Emma, eating roughly 70-140 grams of protein daily allows for the body to burn more calories in digestion stages, effectively burning more energy within the body.
Dandelion Root: Dandelion root is a good metabolism booster, aids in the regulation of blood pressure, stimulates the digestion, and acts as a diuretic.
Red Chili: Its major chemical component, capsaicin, has been shown to increase the body's release of hormones which stimulates the metabolism, increases calorie burn, and promote protein chaining within muscle maintenance.
Coffee: Black coffee has a low caloric intake with a high energy expenditure and caffeine assists with fast metabolic breakdown of foods.
Grapefruit: Starting off the morning with grapefruit (juiced or eaten) is a great way to increase metabolism and dissolve fat molecules. Incorporating grapefruit into your morning routine can prevent bloating and help suppress your appetite.
Wasabi: Has been shown to increase metabolism for hours after one has finished eating a meal and provide a mild mood boost through the release of endorphins.
Apple Cider Vinegar: One shot of apple cider vinegar daily can act as an appetite suppressant.
Peppermint Tea: Not only improves digestive health but also leaves one feeling satisfied and full after a meal.