15 Metabolism-Boosting Foods Science Says You Should Eat

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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

Meet the Expert

  • Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle cleanse expert based in California. She is the creator of the cleanse, "S.O.U.P. – Superfoods. Organic. Uniquely designed. Prepared with Love." Goodman is also the author of Cancer Hacks, a best-selling story about her journey with cancer.
  • Dana James is a nutritionist and author of the best-seller, The Archetype Diet, where she helps clients find eating patterns, uncover emotional triggers, and helps to improve their body composition. James is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and is the founder of Food Coach NYC.
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Lentils

Lentil

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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Cruciferous Vegetables

Vegetables on a skewer

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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Beans

Beans and Vegetables

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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Lean Meats

Chicken dish
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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Citrus Foods

Orange and pomegranate
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Oats

Oats and bananas
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Hot Peppers

Peppers
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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Cinnamon

Spices
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Berries

Raspberry
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Seeds

Seeds and spices
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Garlic

Garlic
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Oily Fish

Fish over salad
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Whole Grains

Bread
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It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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Nuts

Granola with nuts
Stocksy

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

It seems like there is no shortage of powders and drinks on the market today claiming to burn fat and boost your metabolism. But the true potency of any of these magical products leaves us a little skeptical. When it comes to making a lasting impact on your metabolic rate through your diet, nothing leaves as permanent of a mark as eating fresh.

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