Boost Metabolism by Food – A Good Step for Weight Loss

Foods to Increase Metabolism

Foods to Increase Metabolism


Weight loss and Metabolism go hand in hand! One compliments the other and hence, most physicians and doctors preach on having an efficient metabolism to have better effects on your weight loss planning and execution. Here are a few foods that could help you boost your rate of metabolism.



The caffeine in coffee is regarded to help increase metabolism rate from 10-15 percent. A few studies has suggested that people who consume at least 270 mg of caffeine daily, or the equivalent of about three cups of coffee, burn an extra 100 calories per day. Coffee also helps you extra charged and pumped up during workouts and hence also helps in sneak in a few more minutes to your workout schedule.  Being a natural stimulant, Coffee reportedly helps metabolism by increasing nor-adrenaline and dopamine levels, two neurotransmitters believed to boost metabolic efforts. 



Cocoa is found in many of our favorite hot chocolate drinks and even dark chocolates of different kind, but little do we know that it also is a great agent to fasten the rate of metabolism. There have been studies that found cocoa extracts may promote the expression of genes that stimulate the use of fat for energy. Cocoa also prevents the action of enzymes necessary to break down fat and carbs during digestion by increasing metabolism in the body more than the usual.


Chilli Peppers

A compound found in chilli peppers, capsaicin, is an agent that not only provides spice to your food but also boost the rate of metabolism in your body by increasing the number of calorie intake. Research studies have shown that capsaicin can help your body burn around 50 extra calories per day. Chilli peppers are also believed to suppress the appetite and therefore help in weight loss by influencing the body to take less food.



It is believed that adding ginger to your usual meals can help in increasing body temperature and assisting in controlling appetite.    Ginger contains shogaols which is heavily linked to aid weight loss and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has also shown to increase insulin receptors, modify adipokines concentrations, and assist pancreatic beta cells’ function, all of which help the metabolism. There are various studies that have researched on ginger’s impact on weight loss and have found that the spice has the tendency to help to reduce body weight and fasting glucose levels while increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol.


Legumes and Protein Rich Food

‘Legume’ is an umbrella term that includes beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas. These foods are highly rich in protein which helps the metabolism work at the maximum level. They’re also high in fiber to keep you feeling full long after the meal is over. Legumes are incredibly versatile, and lend themselves to soups, stews, salads, casseroles, and stir-fries among other recipes. It is believed that body burns many more calories digesting protein than it does eating fat or carbohydrates, hence, as a part of your balanced diet, replacing some carbs with lean, protein-rich foods can boost metabolism at mealtime.


Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at


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