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Want to Increase Your Metabolism? Eat More Protein and Spice it Up

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While eating Real food increases your metabolism for a few hours, protein gives the biggest increase. This is because food requires extra calories to digest, absorb, and process the meal, which is called the thermic effect of food (TEF).

Protein can increase your metabolism as much as 15 to 30%, and can also cause you to eat less.

So, if you increase the amount of protein in your diet, you should be well on your way to a higher metabolism.

Imagine that your plate has 4 quadrants. ¼ of the plate should be a protein dish, like lean meat, fish, or legumes. If you do more than 30 mins of exercise daily, you may need more protein…

And Spice things up

If you want your body to burn, start with your tongue. Hot sauce, cayenne, chilies all contain a substance called capsaicin that can boost your metabolism.

Just a little fiery flavor can give your metabolism a quick boost. If your palette just cannot deal with the spice there are certain non-spicy peppers that contain dihydocapsiate (DCT) that can produce the same effects. Bottom line is, pile on the peppers.

So, add some spice to your regular dishes. Eggs, sauces, pasta, chicken, fish and beef, you can put cayenne pretty much anywhere. If you are not big into spices, start small. Try a dash of Tabasco on your scrambled eggs and work your way up

Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively

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