6 Detox Foods You Should Eat This Week To Speed Up Your Metabolism

May 13, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

The best way to speed up your metabolism so that you burn fat and lose weight isn’t to starve yourself — eating foods that will keep your digestive system healthy and working at optimum levels is key.

In addition to eating plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, adding a few detox foods to your diet is a great idea. Detox foods are cleansing for your body — they help get rid of toxins and give your digestive system and metabolism a major boost.

Here are six detox foods you should eat this week to speed up your metabolism.



Almonds are chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation in the body that leads to disease and obesity. They may be high in calories and fat, but a handful of almonds go a long way — and will curb your appetite while providing a ton of vitamins and minerals.



Similar to almonds, avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats that fill you up and provide a number of antioxidants to boost your immune system.



Garlic is a thermogenic food that creates heat in your body, which takes energy — which, in turn, burns more calories. Garlic is also amazing at boosting your immune system, controlling blood pressure, and aiding in digestion.



Consider ginger a close cousin to garlic — it gives your metabolism a kick, enhances digestion, and can even help reduce bloating and relieve nausea and stomach aches.

green tea

Green Tea

Rich in an antioxidant called catechins, green tea is a metabolism-boosting, fat-burning beverage that fights inflammation and reduces your risk of a number of diseases.

quinoa turmeric


A star in the detox food universe, the spice turmeric contains curcumin, which is one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients on the planet. Turmeric increases the body’s ability to fight cell-damaging free radicals. But the fact that it reduces inflammation that can contribute to obesity and belly fat is a major reason to sprinkle a dash or two of this bright yellow spice on everything from eggs to quinoa and rice.


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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