Metabolism Boosting Superfoods

Adding superfoods to your diet is a great way to boost your metabolism and speed up your weight loss efforts. We love them because they are low in calories, but jam packed with nutrients our bodies need.
Below you fill find our top picks when it comes superfoods that boost metabolism. You will find these sprinkled throughout the recipes in this book.

Aloe Vera

This comes from the Aloe Vera plant, specifically from inside of the leaves. You can add a slice to your smoothies or put it into your juicer. Just make sure you remove the skin from the outside of the plant. Aloe Vera is a great way to improve your digestive system, helping you eliminate toxins and waste through the colon. This plant will improve your metabolism and allow your body to burn calories more efficiently.

Metabolism Boosting Superfoods

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is made by honey bees and is one of the most nutrient packed superfoods, said to have all of the nutrients needed by humans. In order for your metabolism to be functioning properly it needs to have the correct nutrients. Which is where Bee Pollen comes in, if you’re short on nutrients or simply not eating enough variety, bee pollen is a great superfood to help you cover your bases.

Cacao

One of our favorite superfoods, the way healthy chocolate is made! Cacao contains no sugar which means you can satisfy your chocolate craving without sending your blood sugar levels through the roof. It’s full of magnesium, an often overlooked mineral that plays a role in blood sugar management. Raw cacao contains small amounts of caffeine, which has been shown to boost metabolism.

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Chia Seeds

These little seeds have become increasingly popular, due to their fiber, omegas and their ability to prolong hydration. These seeds are also very high in protein and antioxidants, all needed for a healthy metabolism.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a fresh water green microalgae that is loaded with nutrients. This is what gives plants it bright green color. Chlorella is one of the top nutrients for absorption of toxic metals, which is crucial for a properly functioning metabolism.

Coconut

Coconut by products like coconut meat, flakes and oil are a great way to Boost Metabolism. They contain healthy fats, fiber and nutrients to keep you healthy and full for hours.

Metabolism Boosting Superfoods

Dandelion Greens

These might be growing in your yard, but don’t disregard this plant as a weed! Dandelion greens contain a host of health benefits, they have a diuretic effect, which helps reduce water weight. They can also help regulate blood sugar and increase bile flow, which helps to improve the metabolism’s ability to burn fat in your body.

Flax Meal

Flax seeds are another great source of omega- 3 fatty acids, they are full of fiber in which they help to delay gastric emptying and can improve intestinal absorption of nutrients.

Metabolism Boosting Superfoods

Hemp Seeds

Another delicious superfood, great for creating cream based smoothies. Hemp seeds are high in protein, fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They are great at stabilizing blood sugar and will do a great job at keeping you full for hours.

Maca

Maca promotes the use of glucose for energy in to the blood, which means less gets stored as fat. Maca is a wonderful source for balancing hormones which in turn reduces stress. This superfood is loaded with minerals, protein and fiber.
Mesquite Powder: Mesquite powder, is ground from the pods of the mesquite plant, and has a Carmel like , nutty, flavor not like one might think. Mesquite is high in protein, low on the glycemic index, and a good source of soluble fiber, meaning it digests relatively slowly and does not cause spikes in blood sugar.

Mulberries

These are produced on a tree rather than a bush and are packed with nutrients. They are also a good source of magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, iron, calcium, vitamin C, and fiber. And they contain large amount of antioxidants, needed for healthy cellular function.

Spirulina

Is one of the most potent nutrient sources available, it’s a natural “algae” powder that is a wonderful source of protein and contains a large amount of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients needed for a healthy metabolism.

Wheat Grass

This is one power packed superfood. 1 Ounce of this juiced is said to be equivalent of 2 pounds of green leafy vegetables. Which isn’t surprising since it contains all of the minerals known to man. Wheatgrass juice acts as a detoxifier protects the liver and also aids blood purification. It’s a great tool to use for boosting your immune system and increasing weight loss.