If you believe foods can speed your metabolism, try these

Claims about foods and superfoods come and go, so I usually don’t put a lot of faith into anyone touting any food as helping with your health or specific aspects of it. But I tend to be more skeptical than most on the subject.

Put the trimmed broccoli in the steamer basket, cover and set the timer to the recommended cooking time.
My take on broccoli for Thanksgiving — steam it

So when I recently read this piece on 8 Foods That Can Help You Speed Up Your Metabolism I decided I’d share it with you all and you can decide whether you believe it or not. As we age, our metabolisms supposedly slow down, making it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. So maybe these can help a bit.

The bad news for me is that I only like one of the first four which are leafy greens (mine), green tea, coconut oil and grapefruit. If you love those all, congrats, you should definitely read the article.

I did better with the second four — black pepper, oily fish, water and broccoli. Broccoli is everywhere on my low-salt, low-sugar, low-fat diet. Check my recipe page for different ways to make it.

The same with salmon which is the ultimate oily fish. So I get five our of eight, but I suppose if I’m already eating those, my metabolism is set for now, no chance to speed it up anymore.

John

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