How to Boost Your Metabolism....By Eating?
It’s a new year and you’re taking steps to become a healthier, happier you. Way to go – we’re cheering you on! Whether your new year’s resolution is to reach or maintain a healthy weight, your metabolism will be your best ally this year. Your metabolism teaches your body to burn calories more efficiently, turning your food into the fuel you need to make the most of your day. You may already be taking steps to boost your metabolism through exercising and drinking plenty of water, but did you know you can also increase your metabolism by eating certain foods?
At Costa Vida, we know a healthy diet does not mean eating boring, bland foods. We combine healthy, whole ingredients to create bold, exciting flavors that fit into your healthy lifestyle. One of our favorite metabolism-boosting tricks is adding spice to your meal. Naturally spicy foods like our Honey Habanero salsa and Salsa Fresca contain ingredients that increase your metabolism for hours after you’re finished eating. Our nutrient-dense, all natural salsas also make flavorful, low calorie substitutes for salad dressing.
Another metabolism-boosting trick we love is to include protein in each meal. Enjoying lean proteins, such as chicken, lean beef, and beans, burns calories during digestion and helps build lean muscle to increase your base metabolism. However, your body can only convert a certain amount of protein into muscle in one sitting before it starts storing the excess as fat, about four ounces. Our Costa Vida team ensures each meal is perfectly portioned with the right amount of protein your body needs to build lean muscle.
Whatever your healthy resolutions for 2015 may be it’s important to set realistic goals that become a permanent part of your healthy, active lifestyle. Choose colorful natural whole foods, drink plenty of water, get enough protein and try adding some spice to your diet. With these small changes you will be healthy, strong, and ready to make 2015 your best year yet!
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