How to Speed Up Metabolism: 5 Tips
1.) Eat More Salt
To improve your metabolism, you need to consume enough minerals.
Salt contains many essential minerals that your body uses to communicate with each system, especially the central nervous system. Low salt diets are associated with neurodegenerative disorders, cramping, and Charlie horses.
Great salt sources that will boost your metabolism are Aztec/Celtic sea salt and pink Himalayan salt. Avoid common table salt because it is highly processed and lacks vital minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Salt your foods well with a high-quality salt, and you'll certainly speed up your metabolism.
2.) Drink Less Flat Water
Another way to speed up your metabolism is to hydrate properly.
Hydration has everything to do with consuming an adequate amount of minerals. However, most people think of flatwater consumption.
Drinking too much water can dilute the mineral concentration in your system and flush out heat via urination. Both heat and sufficient mineral content are needed to boost your metabolism.
Most people in metabolically stressed states have low body temperatures and likely experience cold hands and feet. The body can't tolerate water well in a stressed state because water carries so much heat.
Drink fluids like Gatorade, organic orange juice, grass-fed organic milk, coffee (bonus points for adding a little salt!), or mineral water to improve your metabolism.
3.) Consume More Carbohydrates
Think of carbohydrate metabolism as healthy metabolism and fatty acid metabolism as stress metabolism.
Carbohydrates are your body's preferred energy source, and fatty acids serve as a back-up metabolic pathway in survival times.
Furthermore, fructose is explicitly an extremely metabolically favorable compound to incorporate into your diet. Fructose is your thyroid's preferred fuel source, and your thyroid gland in the chief regulator of your metabolism.
However, make sure that you get your fructose from high-quality sources like cane sugar, honey, natural maple syrup, agave, and fruits. NOT High-fructose corn syrup or baked goods like processed cookies or cake.
4.) Avoid Polyunsaturated Fats
Polyunsaturated fats are fatty acids with multiple double bonds in the backbone of the molecule.
In chemistry, double bonds are highly unstable in the presence of light, heat, and oxygen. Heat and oxygen are abundant within your body, so these fats are unstable when you consume them.
These fats generate compounds called free radicals, which readily react with whatever they can. All kinds of oxidative damage can be done to your body, which will lower your metabolism.
Opt for fat sources like coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, avocado oil, or grass-fed organic butter. All of these fats will help improve your metabolism.
5.) Correct Micronutrient Deficiencies
The last tip to boost your metabolism is to correct micronutrient deficiencies.
Micronutrients are so overlooked in the nutrition community. It seems like nutrition stops at fats, carbs, and protein, but that's just the beginning.
No one seems to take the time to make sure they're consuming nutrient-rich foods that contain several of these critical micronutrients.
Micronutrients are the train tracks of your metabolism. Without the tracks, the train and the cargo are useless.
Americans are deficient in an average of seven micronutrients, so it's no wonder their metabolisms are in such poor states.
Consuming more fruits and tubers will supply your body with an exceptional amount of micronutrients. Try to eat some fruit with every meal you eat.
Also, look into taking a high-quality multivitamin for a few months to reestablish your micronutrients. Correcting micronutrient deficiencies will absolutely improve your metabolism.
Conclusion on How to Boost Metabolism
I could talk for hours on how to speed up metabolism, but those are my top five tips, and they'll carry your health very far. If you have any questions on boosting metabolism, please leave them in the comments below!
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