Foods that actually slow down your metabolism

Foods that actually slow down your metabolism

Everything you consume during the day has the potential to naturally boost your metabolism and help you gain muscle and lose weight faster, every time you put something in your mouth you are either heating up your metabolism or slowing it down.

Here are few foods that are totally screwing up your metabolism and setting you back from your goals.

White flour

White flour is made of wheat, however, during the processing, all the grains’ best characteristics, like antioxidants and fiber are taken away. All you’re left with is something that tastes better and has a better texture but has a very low amount of quality nutrients.

And to make it worse, white flour contains low amounts of fiber, which usually slows down digestion, the stomach digests it quicker than whole wheat foods.

 Apples

We all know the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well, it has turned out that that is not entirely true. A recent study has found that a certain variety of fungicide that is sprayed on vegetables and fruits caused fat gain in mice and scientists say that the same may hold true for humans.

So, if you think you’ve finally started eating right and got yourself an apple, think again, since it might be stopping you from losing excess weight.

Soda or high fructose corn syrup

There have been a lot of warnings in recent years that you should avoid high fructose corn syrup. Its consumption is proven to be related to “metabolic syndrome” which is a common name for a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

One study has found that high fructose corn syrup leads to obesity because of the negative effects it has on your metabolism.

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Fareeha Imdad

Assistant Editor/ Columnist, Existentialist, Shopaholic, Feminist killjoy, fareehaimdad9@gmail.com

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