What to eat (and avoid) to boost your metabolism

These foods could make or break your weight-loss plans

Stars Insider

15/12/21 | StarsInsider

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It often seems like some people are just 'born lucky' when it comes to a speedy metabolism. It's true that genetics have a significant role to play in an individual's ability to burn food as fuel, and many people give nature a helping hand by increasing calorie-burning lean muscle mass through exercise. But could the food you eat actually speed up, or slow down, your metabolism? Well, to an extent, yes!

There are certain foods that appear to help speed up the body's metabolic rate, and others that seem to slow it right down. And, indeed, there are plenty of tasty ways to give your metabolism an extra boost. While many of the usual suspects appear on the naughty list, there are some surprises, too.

Want to know what to eat, and avoid, to burn some extra calories? Click through this list to find out.

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