10 Superfoods To Speed Your Metabolism

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Green tea

There’s a process that occurs in us called thermogenesis (which sounds like something out of a science fiction movie) but really, it’s just the name given to the production of heat in our bodies. The theory goes that the warmer our inner body temperature becomes, the more energy we use trying to cool it down. Green tea is said to promote fat burning by stimulating this process, which increases energy expenditure and fat oxidization.

Green tea is made from unfermented tea leaves, and contains an extremely high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may even reduce or prevent damage caused by them. One of the main polyphenols found in green tea is a chemical called epigallocatechin (EGCG), which further boosts the process of thermogenesis. Not only is EGCG a natural enhancer of energy levels, it contributes to muscle building, both of which can give your metabolism a healthy boost.

Said to be the world’s healthiest drink , green tea holds a huge amount of antioxidants. An antioxidant is a chemical produced by the body and found in fruit, vegetables and grains, that helps prevent damage caused by free radicals which are by-products of the foods we eat. These champion antioxidants, specifically flavonoids, have multiple benefits that include fighting against viruses and inflammation, helping with allergies and aiding in cancer prevention. Early clinical studies performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center have suggested that the polyphenols in tea may play an important role in the prevention of cancer, by helping to kill potentially cancerous cells and stop more from growing.

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