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Metabolism melt down? No..it WILL

on April 10, 2013

I hate to tell you young chickies this BUT one of these days your metabolism won’t just s-l-o-w down…eventually it’ll flat out S-T-O-P!!

Just read something interesting enough to share regarding boosting your metabolism..well, for when ya need it

SIX FAT FIGHTING FOODS TO JUMP START YOUR METABOLISM: (Fitness Magazine)
EGGS – Eggs are the best protein source on the planet. They contain all nine essential amino acids, which your body needs to build muscle tissue. And the bigger your guns, the greater your fat-burning potential, because it takes more calories to maintain muscle than it does fat.
SESAME SEEDS – Animal studies showed that plant chemicals, called lignans, in sesame seeds enhance fat burning by increasing liver enzymes that break down fat. “Many studies found that protein and essential fatty acids increase the metabolic rate, and sesame seeds are loaded with both”
SMOOTHIES – Sipping a smoothie can stoke your fat-burning fires, as long as it contains whey protein powder
YELLOW BELL PEPPERS – About one-third of Americans are vitamin C deficient, and one yellow pepper supplies 341 milligrams, nearly three and a half times the amount in a large orange. “The body needs vitamin C to produce a molecule called carnitine, which helps muscles use fat for energy and, in turn, boosts metabolism”
PEANUTS – These fiber-packed nuts don’t just help curb your intake of calories, they can help torch them too. “Peanuts induce a strong thermic response, which means that the process of digesting them actually burns calories”
I saved the BEST for last – DARK CHOCOLATE:  A particularly sweet study found that daily consumption of roughly one and a half ounces of dark chocolate — about the amount in a Hershey’s bar — reduced the stress hormone cortisol. (Stress has been linked to a sluggish metabolism.)

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