What To Eat (And Avoid) To Enhance Metabolism

For good reason, body builders and other fitness enthusiasts love protein. Your body consumes more energy digesting protein-rich meals like eggs, meat, fish, and legumes than carbs and fat.

Foods High In Protein

Studies show that selenium and iron might affect the thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism. 

Selenium-Rich Foods 

A diet lacking in selenium or iron can decrease metabolism by preventing the thyroid from making enough hormones.

Foods High In Iron

Lentils, chickpeas, beans, and peas boost metabolism. Iron and energy-burning protein are in them, along with prebiotic dietary fiber. 

Legumes And Beans

Iodine, another mineral that helps the thyroid gland produce thyroid hormones, is abundant in seaweed. 


Studies suggest apple cider vinegar's acetic acid may improve weight loss. Short-chain fatty acids may improve fat utilisation and reduce blood sugar.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Fiery ginger may boost metabolism. Ginger powder in hot water with a meal may burn more calories and make you feel satisfied, according to research.


Along with oolong tea, nutritious matcha green tea may improve fat oxidation and exercise calorie burn.

Matcha Tea