Boost your Metabolism with Vitamins
Your body’s metabolic rate is probably the most key factor to whether you’ll lose or gain weight over a given period. You have to eat; starving yourself is no way to lose weight. Rather what you need to do is take steps to boost your metabolism so your body burns more calories than it otherwise would.
There are many drugs on the market which help boost your metabolism, and they are quite effective. However if you are reticent about taking drugs there are other ways to boost your metabolism and one way is through vitamins. You can in effect trick your body into speeding up the metabolic rate and burning more calories than it otherwise would through the strategic consumption of certain vitamins.
An extremely common phenomenon of aging is to suddenly begin to gain weight. This weight gain will occur even if the individual in question makes absolutely no changes to their diet. This is because over time the body’s metabolism begins to slow down and it begins to have trouble digesting some foods that it had no problem with before. Again, through the use of certain vitamins you can effectively mitigate this phenomenon and allow your metabolism to continue chugging along.
Vitamin B1, otherwise known as thiamine, is one of the best metabolism boosters. This vitamin can be found in kidney beans, pork and cereals. Thiamine helps the body break down carbs and convert blood sugar into energy. Vitamins B2 and B3 are also great metabolism boosters. Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin, and improves your vision and skin health in addition to boosting your metabolism. Vitamin B3 is also known as niacin and it helps improve the overall digestive system as it helps burn calories.
Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, aids in the production of blood cells. This vitamin is mostly found in vegetables, mushrooms, and whole grains. Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin and actually works in concert with B9 to produce white blood corpuscles and consequently defend the body against infection. B12 is mostly found in animal products and dairy products, so if you’re vegan you’ll need to find an alternative source of the vitamin, probably through a supplement of some kind.
All the vitamins we’ve considered thus far are members of the B complex. These powerful vitamins help keep the blood pure and maintain your immunity to disease and infection. The B complex vitamins also maintain the health of the central nervous system, ensuring you get a good sleep. This is very good as far as your metabolism is concerned because getting enough sleep is actually one of the most powerful things you can do to speed up your metabolism and start burning some serious calories.
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