Keeping You Fired Up
Metabolism is the body's process for converting the foods & beverages you consume into energy. During this process, calories are combined with oxygen and “burned” to release the energy your body needs to function. Your metabolism helps you breathe, digest, think, circulate blood, regulate body temp, and maintain a healthy weight.
Keeping your metabolism running optimally is a big deal when it comes to your overall physical and mental health, weight and energy levels. In this post, we're getting into foods we love for keeping your metabolism fired up and support this key process.
Six Tips for Increasing Your Metabolism
Exercise: physical activity accounts for most of the calories your body burns each day. To boost your metabolism, try a mix of interval strength & cardio training. Check out more on high intensity interval training HIIT. Pro tip: as you age, muscle mass decreases and calorie burning/metabolism starts to slow. Be pro-active and get into a regular strength training routine.
Keep Moving: any extra daily movement helps keep your metabolism up, for example, choose the stairs, plan stretch and walking breaks if your day involves a lot of sitting.
Get a Sweet Sleep: lack of sleep can cause your metabolism to slow and often results in weight gain. Need a little snooze support? Try our Sweet Sleep blend.
Eat healthy foods on a regular schedule: stick to a diet of natural, energy-giving foods, and try to stay on a regular eating schedule (don't skip meals). Below are our top blends for keeping your ‘burn game’ strong.
Manage Stress: stress causes havoc with hormones and can slow your metabolism. Be aware of your stress levels, particularly chronic stress, and take steps to manage it (regular exercise, sleep, mindful activity).
Hydrate: drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to help keep your system running optimally (mix it up with herbal teas).
Foods for Your Healthy Metabolism
Foods we love that support metabolism function
Green tea/Oolong tea: straight up traditional leaf or get into matcha blends.
Ginger: we love fresh ginger in smoothies, added to stir-fry veggies, mixed in with soups.
Algae & seaweed: spirulina in smoothies (check out our deep greens), add dried seaweed to salad and broths. DIY sushi anyone?
Cacao: find it in quality dark chocolate and our choco-blends.
Apple cider vinegar: add to dressings, or try a 2 oz shot of 1 oz water/1 oz apple cider vinegar each morning.
Spicy foods: chilli peppers/cayenne pepper (we dash a little cayenne into our The Remedy blend)
Iron/Zinc/Selenium-rich foods: lean meat, seafood, legumes, nuts, seeds, spriulina, cacao.
Cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts contain three essential nutrients that power your metabolism: B vitamins, calcium, and vitamin C. Cauli is one of our veggie faves for nutrition-boosting in smoothies & bowls. Our Greens Immunity Soup is packed with cauli & broccoli.
Blended For Your Metabolism