If you are approaching your fifties, there are a lot of habits that you either need to correct or start doing for your health. It’s important to schedule routine doctor appointments, get regular exercise, and eat foods that are good for your body to ensure you stay in the best shape possible. However, aging comes with a lot of different changes to your body – your metabolism is one of them.
As you get older, your metabolism slows down. A slow metabolism can lead to fatigue, hair loss, headaches and weight gain. Although you can’t change the inevitable, there are ways to help advance your metabolism to avoid these situations. Changing your eating habits can be an effective way to make sure your metabolism stays steady, even after the age of 50. Read on to find out what eating habits may help speed up your metabolism. Next, be sure to check out 13 ways to boost your metabolism and burn belly fat.
“Adding chili peppers to your dishes may help you speed up your metabolism,” says MEE member Lauren Munker, MsAnd the RDNAnd the LDNAnd the clickAnd the CPTauthor First-time mommy-to-be cookbookAnd the The Seven Ingredient Cookbook for a Healthy PregnancyAnd the fueling male fertility.
Manker suggests that capsaicinoids (CAPs) found in both chili peppers and pepper extracts have been shown to play a role in improving metabolism.
according to Biological Sciences Reports Study, capsaicin – the most common capsaicinoid – plays a role in many aspects of your health. Specifically, it has been found to support metabolic health, especially when it comes to weight loss in obese people.
According to Manneker, ginger has been shown to enhance thermogenesis (calorie burning) in some studies. Ginger consumption has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, glucose-stimulating, and stimulating effects on the digestive system.
Furthermore, this rhizome may aid weight loss in those who are overweight or obese. This is because ginger is full of naturally occurring phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. Their anti-inflammatory abilities may also aid in weight loss.
“Oats, and other whole grains, may help people support a healthy metabolism,” says Maniker. “In one study, results showed that replacing whole grains with refined options may help increase a person’s resting metabolic rate.”
Eating oats can help you feel fuller for longer and burn more fat. This is because raw oats are a great source of resistant starch: the starch that escapes digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. Once in the colon, this resistant starch acts as a food source for the good bacteria that live in your gut. This helps maintain a healthy microbial balance by providing a better ratio of “good” to “bad” gut bacteria. A healthy gut has many benefits, such as keeping appetite in check as well as supporting energy metabolism.
Manker suggests that eating some chocolate rich in flavonoids, such as dark chocolate, can help with your metabolism.
According to the results of a study published in Molecules In 2018, people who consumed 2 grams of dark chocolate containing 70% cocoa per day, for 6 months, experienced better aspects of glucose metabolism compared to people who consumed 2 grams of chocolate milk for the same period of time.”
However, although dark chocolate has benefits, it is important to consume this dessert in moderation and make sure that you only buy 70% cocoa or more; The lower the cocoa content, the higher the added sugar. Chocolate is calories, and consuming too much of it (like all good things) can lead to weight gain—the opposite effect you want.
Kayla Garitano is a writer on the dining team, Not That! She graduated from Hofstra University, majoring in journalism and majoring in marketing and creative writing. Read more