This fragrant spice is a known anti-inflammatory that directly targets inflammation in the body’s fat cells.
Those who were looking for an excuse to order a Bloody Mary at brunch this weekend will be pleased to hear that tomato juice can work wonders in speeding up your metabolism.
Fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to stimulate the body’s production of leptin – a hormone that increases that fullness feeling – which in turn prevents you from overeating.
Looking for an reason to add guac? A study published in the Nutrition Journal found avocado to be perhaps the most effective hunger killer. Participants who consumed half a fresh avocado with their lunch reported a 40% decreased desire to snack afterwards.
Fire up your metabolism and pack a punch with some chilli. Peppers contain capsaicin - a compound that stimulates the body’s pain receptors and adrenaline, temporarily increasing blood circulation and metabolic rate.
Like chilli, coffee stimulates the body’s production of adrenaline, which helps speed up the central nervous system.
While many think that skipping breakfast is a shotgun way to shed excess fat, studies show that starting your day the right way can raise your resting metabolism by 10 per cent.
While it’s not exactly a food, research has shown that those who drink eight glasses of water a day burn more kilojoules than many who have four.