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4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Docs Say You Should Eat To Speed Up Your Metabolism

October 30, 2017 by Alonna Travin
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You will have a better chance of maintaining or losing weight when your metabolism functions at a high level. Eating these anti-inflammatory foods will help by stabilizing blood sugar and increasing metabolism.

 

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anti-inflammatory foods speed metabolism

Kale

Are you sick of kale yet? Not us. Especially since kale and leafy greens like spinach and collard are high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols, both of which fight inflammation. “They also help to prevent muscle loss that can slow metabolism and lead to weight gain,” says Dr. Caroline Apovian, MD, director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center.

anti-inflammatory foods speed metabolism

Salmon

Salmon helps your body burn off fat rather than store it and reduces inflammation thanks to ample amounts of omega-3s. Choose wild versus farmed salmon because it has more omega-3s. Others sources of omega-3 fatty acids are flaxseeds, walnuts and edamame.

anti-inflammatory foods speed metabolism

Blueberries

Blueberries are extraordinarily high in polyphenols, micronutrients that combat cellular stress by slowing down and blocking the inflammatory response in your body. Add them into yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies and salads.

anti-inflammatory foods speed metabolism

Broccoli

Broccoli, and other vegetables in the cruciferous family like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is an antioxidant powerhouse that’s rich in vitamins C, E and A. These antioxidants have to been strongly linked to anti-inflammatory healing.

Author:

Alonna Travin is a freelance writer based in New York. She has written extensively about health & wellness, beauty and more.

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