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Foods That Actually Boost Your Metabolism


While there are no short-foods to single-handedly make you shed the weight you want to lose, certain foods have natural metabolism-boosting or energy-enhancing properties over others.

So if you’re hoping to lose weight or harness more pep in your steps, the following foods can help you achieve your goals when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise…

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1. Green Tea

You likely already expected green tea on this list of naturally metabolism revving foods. OK, so it’s not technically a food, but a drink, you got me. However, this brew (along with green tea extract) is credited by numerous scientific studies with accelerating metabolism.

In addition to incorporating green tea into your weight loss efforts, 2012 research published by WedMD, found that the rich antioxidant content in an afternoon mug could help protect the body from disease-causing radicals, which have been linked to prostate and breast cancers.

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