Lose weight while you eat? I know, it sounds too good to be true, but there are a group of super foods that work to rev your metabolism while you munch away. Not only do these foods burn fat, they’re also incredibly good for your body. They’re filled with anti-oxidants, protein, and iron, which are all essential elements of a healthy, feel-good diet.

There’s no need to live off these foods and these foods alone, but adding them to your meals on a regular basis will help you lose weight. Of course, you can’t solely rely on them, either. The best results will surface with a regular exercise routine and healthy diet, but these foods will give your body the boost it needs to stay on track. And lucky for us, these super foods are all extremely tasty, which means we should have no problem eating them on the reg!

From breakfast to dinner, and snacks in between, here are 6 of the best metabolism boosting foods.

Oats

Start your day off with a serving of oats and you’ll feel more full throughout the day. Not only are oats packed with fiber, they are also filled with Resistant Starch, a carb that burns fat and boosts the metabolism.

Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with anti-oxidants, and are one of the best super foods out there. They also have a significant amount of fiber, so you can feel full without packing on the calories.

Chili Peppers

I’m a sucker for spicy foods, and hot chili peppers such as jalapeno and habanero peppers do more than spice up your meals. They are filled with capsaicin, an ingredient that helps to burn fat through the metabolism, and increases the heart rate so more of your body’s energy is utilized. Most chili peppers are considered negative-calorie spices, so sprinkle them on your food to keep your metabolism revved.

Beans

Beans are rich in protein and fiber, which are two essential elements that help raise your metabolism. It takes more calories to digest protein than any other macronutrient, meaning you loose more calories by eating protein-rich foods. Beans are also a great source of iron, which works to burn fat and help our bodies create energy.

Spinach

Leafy green spinach has lots of vitamin B, which leads to a more energetic metabolism and helps you stay slim. It’s also rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium – a super food at its finest!

Salmon

Leaner than red meat, salmon is an amazing source of protein that makes you feel full without packing on the pounds. Coupling lean meat with exercise results in leaner muscles, which lead to a healthy boost in your metabolism. Maple salmon and salmon with dill and lemon are two of my favourite meals!

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Lose weight while you eat? I know, it sounds too good to be true, but there are a group of super foods that work to rev your metabolism while you munch away. Not only do these foods burn fat, they’re also incredibly good for your body. From breakfast to dinner, and snacks in between, check out 6 of our favorite metabolism boosting foods!

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Kate
Kate is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Toronto, Canada. She’s always had a passion for the written word, and after interning at publications such as FASHION Magazine and The Kit, she knew she had to take her passion to the next level. When she’s not sharing her love for styling outfits, home cooked meals, fitness endeavours and home décor, she’s probably taking a hot yoga class or watching the latest series on Netflix.

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