4 Infusions to Boost Your Metabolism
If you're one of those people that are lucky enough to have a fast metabolism, then you can burn fat almost without effort. If you're like the rest of us, you can still jump start your metabolism with infusions and a balanced diet.
As you know, each one of us has our own unique metabolic rate. Heredity accounts for part of this, but you can also do your part to boost your metabolism and this is where infusions can help.
Infusions to Accelerate Your Metabolism
Maintaining the proper balance between muscle and body fat is key to both our well being and appearance. We know there are people out there with metabolisms that let them burn fat almost effortlessly, allowing them to maintain their weight and waistline throughout most of their lives. Sometimes, due to heredity, we’re not able to lose weight despite harsh dieting and nearly starving ourselves, often at the expense of our health. But what can we do? Ideally, you should be eating a balanced diet, complete with all the essential vitamins and minerals. You should continue to eat protein to keep muscles strong and from going soft, as usually happens during weight loss. These infusions, along with a balanced diet, are sure to accelerate your metabolism and help you succeed in your weight loss goals.
1. Apple Peel and Cinnamon
Apple peels are known for their slimming properties, but why? Basically, for two reasons: ursolic acid and active collagen. The ursolic acid in apple peels prevents joint wear, controls cholesterol, and keeps our bones strong and healthy. The active collagen cares for our skin and hair. They’re a natural wonder that are praised by everyone that succeeds in burning fat while building muscle at the same time.
How do I make an infusion from apple peels and cinnamon? It’s easy. Just take the peels of three apples, add to a liter of water and bring to a boil. Once they start boiling, add a tablespoon of cinnamon. Enjoy this delicious infusion throughout your day.
2. Green Tea and Cinnamon
It’s no secret that green tea is an excellent way to boost your metabolism. Not only is it rich in antioxidants and good for the heart and digestion, green tea will also help you lose weight. When you combine green tea with cinnamon, you get a wonderful drink that’s a great addition to any diet. You don’t have to do anything more than prepare green tea in the usual manner and add a little cinnamon. If taken twice daily, at breakfast and in the afternoon, you’ll notice results.
3. Pineapple with Ginger
Delicious, healthy, medicinal and slimming. How could you resist? You won’t be able to. It should be taken twice daily, at breakfast and dinner. As you already know, pineapple is a fruit with cleansing and detoxifying properties, and when combined with ginger, it makes a great, easy remedy to speed up your metabolism. Ginger also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is great for taking care of the digestive system; it purifies, heals and speeds up the metabolism when combined with pineapple.
How do I prepare a pineapple and ginger infusion? First, bring a cup of water to a boil, add a tablespoon of ginger, allow to steep, then filter. Take two slices of pineapple and run through a food processor or blender and mix the resulting juice with the ginger infusion. Have you tried it yet? What are you waiting for?
4. Cayenne Pepper, Green Tea and Honey
Cayenne pepper, honey and green tea are all thermogenic elements that can boost your metabolism. Don’t be afraid to try this mixture; it’s very well known and highly beneficial. If taken at lunch, this infusion will reduce your appetite and help you avoid the classic afternoon snacking. It’s easy to make. Just prepare a cup of green tea as usual and add a pinch of cayenne pepper (not too much or you won’t be able to drink it!) and a tablespoon of honey. The resulting drink will help accelerate your metabolism to reach your weight loss goals. Don’t hesitate to try it today!
More Tips to Speed Up Your Metabolism
1. Eat nutritious breakfast foods.
When you supply your body with energy in the morning, you put it to work immediately, absorbing nutrients and burning fat to start your day. How about some oatmeal? Or what about some whole wheat toast with spinach and feta cheese? These foods are ideal for jump starting your metabolism first thing in the morning.
2. Foods rich in Omega 3
Foods like tuna and salmon contain healthy fats that boost the metabolism, while reducing inflammation and controlling the hormones responsible for fat storage.
3. Never skip meals.
Do you skip meals? It’s a big mistake. Ideally, you should eat 6 small meals throughout the day, breakfast being one of the most important. Eating regularly tells our bodies that food is regularly available. When we skip meals, this tells our bodies that food is no longer available and that it should go into fat storage mode to conserve energy. Therefore, it’s important to eat 6 healthy meals a day, making sure to include fruits, fiber and some protein. Remember to eat a balanced diet, maintain an active lifestyle, and drink these infusions that will help you, without a doubt, to reach your weight loss goals.