These 12 Foods and Beverages That Will Kick Your Metabolism Into Overdrive

#7 Hot Peppers

006--7-hot-peppers-480996That’s right, hot peppers that will make you sweat and regret even eating it, are actually pretty good for you. These things will make your metabolism skyrocket and can actually reduce appetite, which can be good if you’re trying to lose weight. But be careful, most of these peppers are extremely hot.

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#6 Water

007--6-water-662864893964c427a1f57d4918ca0290Drinking water is probably the most important thing for your body. There are a ton of benefits to consuming water, which includes boosting energy and metabolism. In fact, a 2004 study showed that at least 17 ounces of water a day was linked to a 30% increase in metabolic rates in both males and females.

#5 Apples

008--5-apples-481000An apple a day doesn’t only keep the doctor away, it can help you shed the pounds too. Check out entry number three for another fruit that is great for your metabolism. In fact, according to studies, females who made a point to eat three apples a day lost significantly more weight than those who didn’t.

#4 Broccoli

009--4-broccoli-481002While it may be the food that you never wanted to eat as a child, Broccoli is actually among the best things you can eat. Broccoli is full of different detoxifying vitamins such as K, C and A. These all play an important role in managing weight and cleansing the body.

#3 Citrus Fruits

010--3-citrus-fruits-481004Not only are citrus fruits high in vitamin C and taste delicious, they also have been shown to help metabolism. Oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits and more are all great options for fat burning efforts. Diets that are high in vitamin C lead to a balance of insulin, which stops cravings during the day, which help with weight balance.