Best Food to Boost Your Metabolism

Underneath all the things we do to maintain our health, like the time we spend at the gym and the meals we cook for ourselves, there is something we can't ignore: our metabolism

We need energy to function throughout the day(which comes from the foods we eat),and our metabolism helps us by converting the energy we consume to repair cells, keep blood flowing, and even breathe.

We talked with Laura Burak MS, RD, founder of GetNaked® Nutrition and Author of Slimdown with Smoothies about the best metabolic-friendly foods to eat on a regular basis.

And it turns out that eggs are considered the best food to boost our metabolism.

Why are eggs a good choice?

When choosing the best food for boosting metabolism, Burak looked at the whole picture to choose a food that was not only good for our metabolism, but also delicious and accessible as well.

"They truly are incredible because they are not only tasty, super nutritious, versatile, and affordable, but there have been decades of significant research conducted on meals containing eggs

linked to an increase in satiety, metabolism, and weight control," says Burak.But why exactly are eggs a good metabolism-boosting option? The answer is found mainly in the protein content.

"Eggs are rich in both protein and fat, which increase the thermic effect of food," says Burak, "aka your body requires more energy to digest protein as compared to carbohydrates, for example."

"Higher protein foods are digested slower and delay gastric emptying (or leave the stomach slower)," says Burak, "which therefore keeps you fuller longer than carbs."

"Eggs are one of the most nutritious, most affordable foods that can be easily and quickly cooked and prepared in many ways depending on your taste preferences," says Burak.