3 Trending Ingredients to Supercharge Your Metabolism

nutribullet | March 8, 2021

Written by Ellee Forsythe

Metabolism is the process that converts what we eat into fuel for our bodies to function and thrive. Someone with a slower metabolism needs less fuel to keep their furnace burning and may have a difficult time shedding pounds or keeping their energy level up. An individual with a fast metabolism burns through fuel, or calories, quickly. Your metabolic rate may be the result of your body composition, genetics, and activity level, but it certainly doesn’t have to feel like a life sentence. 

 Here are some things you can do that may help support a healthy metabolism: 

  • Drink enough water. A good rule of thumb is to drink half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. For example, a 160lb adult should aim to consume 80 to 160 fl oz per day.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep each night. Aside from the obvious benefits, adequate sleep also helps to keep the hormones that regulate your appetite in check.
  • Eat regularly throughout the day, every three to four hours, to help stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent energy crashes.

In addition to these practices, incorporate superfoods that may help support a healthy metabolism. Ready to find out what these superfoods are? Let’s talk about them.

Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke whole and slices

The Jerusalem artichoke (also known as the sunchoke) is a knobby root vegetable that somewhat resembles ginger. 

This vegetable has recently gained attention because it contains high levels of inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps to stabilize blood sugar. As such, upping your inulin intake may optimize your gut health. In a recent study, participants experienced an improvement in gut health when taking an artichoke extract product containing inulin for just a week. 

But what does this all mean for your health goals? Research suggests that your gut health can play a role in metabolism and, in turn, affect your weight.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

green tea in mug with sencha and matcha in spoons

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can consume, and this is no secret! Cultures around the world have celebrated green tea and its health benefits for centuries. 

Green tea shines for its antioxidant properties, and these properties have been shown to help boost your metabolism and trigger fat burning. 

Glucomannan Powder

elephant yam or konjac superfood

Glucomannan powder, a product of the elephant yam (as pictured above), is a powerful water-soluble dietary fiber.

Fiber helps promote satiety and sustained fullness, and therefore, glucomannan may help you stay fuller longer.



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