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Everything we consume on a daily basis has the ability to be converted into energy. However, our body size, sex, and age all factor into the way our body will metabolize things. There are ways in which a person can naturally speed up their metabolism and the faster it is, the more calories that will be burned off.
The best and easiest way of boosting your metabolism is through regular exercise. Through increasing the intensity of your workouts, you can jump-start your metabolism and keep burning calories even after your done exercising. High Intensity Interval Training is fast-paced exercise that focuses on challenge and recovery, over and over again. Examples of these exercises include sprints, overhead presses, tricep extensions, pushups and jumping jacks.
Drinking green tea provides the body with a super infusion of antioxidants, and research has proven it increases the metabolism. It is calorie free and made from unfermented leaves. According to the Maryland University Medical Center, it has the highest concentration of phenols, which are powerful antioxidants. Green tea can also be used to treat the following conditions:
- High cholesterol
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver disease
Drinking Enough Water
The human body needs water to survive and process calories. If a person is slightly dehydrated, the metabolism can slow down. A healthy body that is well-hydrated will flush out any toxins and help in fat metabolizing. An easy way to determine if you have consumed enough water is to take note of the color of your urine. If urine is colorless or light yellow, it means you are well hydrated, but if it is bright or dark yellow it means you should drink more water. Drinking iced water also helps to burn calories because it means the body will have to use energy to warm itself up.
Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so it is very important to drink the recommended amount of water on a daily basis.
This vitamin is water-soluble and naturally found in some foods, but is added to others. Vitamin B12 exists in several forms and contains cobalt, which is a mineral. Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenossylcobalamin are the forms of B12 that are responsible for human metabolism. This vitamin is necessary for the proper formation of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and neurological function.
B12 is found naturally in animal products including; fish, eggs, meat, poultry, milk and milk products. Due to the role that vitamin B12 plays in energy metabolism, it is frequently promoted as an energy enhancer and increases athletic performance and endurance. The vitamin is very important for overall metabolic functioning.