A healthy metabolism is not merely to have a thin body. A healthy metabolism is also beneficial for fertility, a good immune function, lean muscle mass, lower rates of degenerative diseases and infectious diseases, brain functionality, longevity, having more energy
The brain is the best benefiter of a good metabolism because of its extremely high demands for energy. Metabolism naturally and constantly slows after age 40. This means that as you age, you need to start increasing your metabolism in order to maintain your health and be youthful.
Determinants of a good metabolism:
They include your gender, genetic makeup, age, hormonal health, body composition (percent of muscle mass and fat), and level of activity. Your metabolic rate has a big effect of on your energy levels, mood, and appearance because it determines how well you can “burn” calories.
Signs that your metabolism is sluggish:
- feeling cold,
- ongoing fatigue
- dry skin
- thinning hair
- brittle fingernails
- trouble sleeping through the night
- bloating after eating
- mood disorders like depression and anxiety
- frequently urinating
- struggling to lose weight
- trouble concentrating
- food allergies
- low energy levels
- getting sick more often
How to improve your metabolism:
Getting good sleep is a way to health. When the body is fatigued it slows down the metabolism in order to save energy. Lack of sleep is associated with high cortisol levels which are connected with weight gain, poor mental functioning, and becoming resistant to insulin.
Eat Metabolism Boosting Foods to Your Diet:
Add metabolism boosting foods to your diet such as garlic, cayenne pepper, chilli, cinnamon, ginger, green tea, and apple cider vinegar.
Avoid Unhealthy Foods
- processed foods
- sugary drinks
- artificial ingredients and sweeteners
- low-quality animal and dairy products
Eating enough every day is critical for hormonal, cognitive, and overall health. It is especially important to consume calories from various unprocessed whole foods. Eat well and experience better digestion, positive moods and a desire to be active and more stable blood sugar levels. By eating enough you’ll have more motivation to be active, gain muscle mass and strength quicker, and feel less fatigued.