Monday, July 5, 2010

Supercharge Your Metabolism - Pump Up The Protein

Today we look at another way to reach your metabolic best....

Making sure you're getting enough protein is the next best way to raise your metabolism.  It takes more energy to digest protein because you burn more calories duirng its digestion than you do after eating other types of food.  It also stimulates the production of glucagon, a hormone that tells bodyfat cells to give up their stranglehold on fat.  This is a key reason why several studies have shown that higher protein intake leads to faster weight loss, even when calories are the same among study groups. 
Good protein options include eggs, fish and poultry, lean meats; along with vegetable sources such as beans, nuts and wholegrains.

"Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!" ~Tommy Smothers

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