Boost for your Metabolism – 4 superfoods that will help you burn those calories faster


By experts at India Gate, KRBL

Regular work outs are a great way to burn away those unwanted calories but a lesser known fact is that what you eat has a direct effect on your metabolism too. People generally relate eating to gaining weight, but this misconception is soon changing. Eating the right food can in fact help you lose weight. While most experts stress that a well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, calcium, iron, iodine and zinc adds value to your diet, this won’t amount to much unless your body burns it in the most efficient way possible. Building your metabolism is the surest and fastest way to achieve your fitness goals, and what you eat has an active role to play

The experts from India Gate, help you better the results of your daily workout sessions by suggesting 4 super foods that will speed up your metabolism.

Quinoa: Quinoa, one of the few plant based protein available, is a good mix of protein and fibre, a combination which helps burning fat and speeding up metabolism. This whole grain has a low glycemic index, courtesy which you feel full quickly after eating a little.  It also you keeps you fuller for a longer time. Quinoa is a healthy substitute for most of your staple food like rice, bread etc. In fact those with a sweet tooth can indulge in some delicious dessert made from quinoa.

Chia Seeds: A rich source of calcium, chia seeds helps supercharge your metabolism. Calcium plays an important role in energizing your metabolism. It helps regulate body composition and reduces body fat percentage. Half a teaspoon of chia seeds mixed with water before the first and last meal of the day will make you feel full and therefore refrain you from eating much.

Flax Seeds: Rich in fiber and good fat, adding a little bit of ground flaxseeds to your meal helps metabolic boosting. Flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are known as healthy fats or essential fatty acids. These fatty acids aid in the shedding of fat and preserving lean muscles. Moreover the soluble and insoluble fiber in flax seeds helps cleanse the colon of toxins and metabolic waste. 

Sprouted Brown Rice: Sprouted brown rice has low-energy-density, which means it is filling but low in calories. It is instrumental in seeking weight control for the people combating with obesity. It also contains manganese which helps to synthesize the body fats. Research reveals that consumption of sprouted grains such as sprouted brown rice helps in reduction in body mass index and body fat.