4 Easy Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism (and Celebrate)

Why fill your diet with fiber? Simple. They reduce inflammation, help digestion and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Want other reasons? We have you! According to nutritionist and author of the bestseller The F-Factor Diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, high fiber consumption (think of 35 g per day) can skyrocket metabolism.


Here's how to increase your daily fiber intake, without even realizing it and -as always- in the most delicious way:

1. Don't Skip Breakfast

"Breakfast alone activates your metabolism. But it is also the perfect opportunity to consume half of the recommended amount of fiber before the clock even shows 12," says Tanya. In order to stay full until lunchtime, it is suggested that you choose a breakfast that combines protein and fiber. How about a bowl of oats and fruit then?

2. Put some chia in your life

In case you do not know, a single tablespoon of chia seeds contains 6g. Fiber. Perfect? And not to be forgotten, it contains both protein and Omega-3 fats! And all this in such a dawdle seed. Add it to your oats, your yogurt, your fruit salad or even to your smoothies and water to enjoy their beneficial properties.

3. Eat fruits and vegetables with their peel

"The peel of fruits and vegetables usually contains the most nutrients, including fiber," argues the nutritionist. So save effort and time and eat your whole fruit and vegetables, after of course, you wash them very well.

4. Learn to read product labels correctly

The next time you go to the supermarket spend a little more time shopping and take a look at the product labels. Why? "The best way to make sure your diet contains enough fiber is to look at the labels when choosing snacks," advises Tanya.

Choose crackers, cereals, and whole-grain pasta and leave the simple white carbs back on the shelf. But make sure you see the rest of the nutrients of the product before you put it in your basket because, alongside the fibers, large amounts of sugars, sodium, and saturated fats can be produced.

According to the popular health blog FoodNurish, there are hundreds of herbal remedies that can speed up your metabolism naturally. For example, consuming black pepper and cinnamon. Herbal remedies are the best when it comes to optimizing your metabolism. More herbal remedies can be found in the book of Dr. Nicole Appelian - The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies.

You can read a full review of the book here.