Your metabolism, it’s a love-hate sort of relationship. Sometimes you’d wish you could indulge in each and every sinful treat out there instead of gaining weight every time you’d so as much look at a plate of pasta.
Besides being the bane of your existence and regulating how easily you gain and lose weight, your metabolism plays a huge role in the way your body functions. It is responsible for regulating your body temperature and energy levels among other things.
If you’re constantly cold and tired, experiencing persistent brain fog along with physical symptoms like dry skin, hair and brittle nails, your metabolism might be the problem. Feel like your best self with these detox-promoting foods that fix you up in no time!
#1 Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables
An answer to your metabolism troubles might be fiber! Dietary fiber refers to the nutrients in your diet, found in foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains that cannot be digested by your body. Despite that, they fulfil an important role in the digestion process and can reduce the risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that the consumption of whole grains can help raise the resting metabolic rate. The study found that: “people who ate a diet with whole grains, which matched the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for fiber, lost close to an extra 100 calories per day due to a combination of increased resting metabolic rate and greater fecal losses.”
Singaporean do not get enough fibre in their diets. According to the Health Promotion Board Website, the average Singaporean diet only includes 12 - 20g of fibre per day, below the recommended intake of 25 - 30g. It’s no surprise that a majority of Singaporeans have, at one point of their lives, had constipation. In fact, a study, published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that a quarter of Singaporeans suffer from chronic constipation, making chronic constipation the most common bowel disturbance in the country.
So get your daily dose of fiber in because, aside from padding up your poos for an easier toilet time, fiber consumption has also been found to affect the digestibility of calories of other foods that you consume as well – which means that more calories get burnt!
#2 Cottage Cheese
Unlike other cheeses, cottage cheese is amazing for any diet! Low in calories and high in protein, it’s rich in essential nutrients such as zinc and selenium, which play a huge role in the proper function of your metabolism. Your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism, requires zinc and selenium to produce the hormones needed for the body to function optimally.
Bonus perk: Packed with protein, cottage cheese also helps keep your diet in check by keeping you sated for longer periods of time!
A must for any cubicle-rat and sleep-hungry student, coffee lends a jolt not just to your mental alertness in the morning but your metabolism as well!
A study done on the effects of caffeine on daily energy expenditure found that participants who took a single dose of 100 mg caffeine (that’s about 4 cups of brewed coffee), had a significant increase in their total daily energy expenditure of about 150kcal in lean volunteers and 79kcal in obese subjects.
Besides boosting your metabolism, your daily cuppa has been linked to promoting better health! Coffee drinkers have been found to have lower risks of illnesses such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and certain cancers!
Perk up your metabolism and get a great detox with Kinohimitsu D'Tox Plum Juice!
Made with the extracts of fiber-rich superfoods. Each bottle of Kinohimitsu D'tox Plum Juice contains the extracts of 36 plums, 28 blueberries and 15 blackberries, Kinohimitsu D’Tox Plum Juice is a natural, tasty and refreshing drink that is ready for immediate consumption. It promotes colon cleaning to remove mucoid plaque and targets issues such as bloating, poor digestion, and constipation in as little as 4-hours.