10 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

1. Protein-rich foods

Protein-rich foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts, and seeds may temporarily boost your metabolism.

2. Mineral-rich foods

The minerals iron and selenium each play different but equally important roles in the proper functioning of your body.

3. Chili peppers

Capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, may boost your metabolism by slightly increasing the rate at which your body burns calories.

4. Coffee

The average person who consumes 270 mg of caffeine per day (about 3 cups of coffee) burns an additional 100 calories.

5. Tea

Tea contains health-boosting compounds called catechins that may work in tandem with caffeine to boost metabolic rate.

6. Ginger

Ginger and other spices are thought to help speed up metabolism. Hot ginger tea may also reduce hunger and increase satiety.

7. Cacao

These tasty treats may also help your metabolism. Human studies on cocoa, cacao, or cacao-based products like dark chocolate are scarce.

8. Water

Drinking enough water is a great way to stay hydrated. Additionally, some studies show that drinking water may also briefly boost metabolism

9. Seaweed

Seaweed is rich in iodine, a mineral required for the production of thyroid hormones and proper functioning of your thyroid gland

10. Beans and legumes

The protein content of legumes and beans is higher than other plant foods like peas and nuts.