What to Eat:
Almonds: Although high in calories (don’t overdo it), they contain fatty acids that raise your metabolism.
Apples and Pears: High fiber makes you burn more calories.
Beans: High protein + high fiber = more calories burned.
Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin C create a metabolism-rising duo.
Cinnamon: Add it to sugary drinks and foods to help your body better metabolize sweets.
Coffee: Caffeine gives your mind, body and metabolism a boost. Don’t exceed 2-3 cups a day.
Curry: Since it’s spicy, your body will work hard to metabolize it and give your calorie burning a boost.
Grapefruit: Lowers insulin levels and burns calories by breaking down the fiber.
Green Tea: EGCG speeds up your brain and nervous system, thus burning more calories.
Hot Peppers and Jalapenos: For hours after you eat them, these spicy peppers will speed up your heart rate and metabolism while burning calories.
Lean Turkey: Protein builds muscle and helps to burn calories since your body is working harder to process it.
Low-Fat Yogurt: Breaking down the high protein level burns calories and the probiotic cultures regulate digestion.
Oatmeal: Again high fiber means more calories are being burned while your body breaks it down.
Spinach: Speeds up your metabolism, plus it’s high in vitamin C, antioxidants and iron.
Unsweetened Soy Milk: Tons of calcium ups your metabolism.
Water: Your body’s metabolic rate will increase by 30 percent by drinking 17 ounces of water.