In today’s society, it is the goal of many to boost their metabolism, even if people do not entirely understand what metabolism is, the results are desirable:
– More energy
– Weight loss
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– Better focus
In this article I shall be discussing the Vitamins that can be used to help boost metabolism.
The first question is, what exactly is metabolism?
Metabolism is the process in which the body converts food into energy. Weight gain and other negative impacts that happen to your body that come with it, are the cause of an imbalance in energy. More calories eaten than being burnt.
So, the question is, is it possible, and can you boost your metabolism through thanking certain vitamins? The answer is yes you can.
Firstly though, remember that before undergoing any physical activity it is best to consult a doctor first. There are certain vitamins that you can take to help boost your metabolism. I have listed below the key ones, and I shall explain the effect that each one has on the body.
The vitamins that you should look to take are:
– Vitamin B (this includes B1, B2, B6 and B12)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin D
– Vitamin E
B vitamins are essential in creating new blood cells, regulating metabolism and increasing energy levels. B vitamins work best when all taken together. So if you are to take them then take them all at the same time. There are also some foods that are high in Vitamin B. Just to name a few are meat, fish, legumes, leafy vegetables and egg yolk.
A recent study has revealed that healthy vitamin D levels is linked to greater weight loss.
Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant and aids in maintaining metabolism. It boosts the immune system and can also help protect against cancer and heart disease. Vitamin E will also help promote healthy skin. Vitamin E is found in foods as such as avocado, seeds, nuts and whole grains.
Finally, Vitamin C works very well with vitamin E in the antioxidant process and helps to prevent harmful oxidation of cells. Vitamin C also helps to absorb other vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and folacin.
Vitamin C is essential to strengthening your immune system which is exceptionally important when undergoing a weight loss program. Unfortunately, vitamin C can’t be stored in the body, so adequate citrus fruits, tomatoes and green and red peppers need to be eaten.
All in all, yes you can boost metabolism with the above Vitamins, however it is paramount that a healthy balanced diet is also needed.
If you are to buy these vitamins as a supplement, then please remember it is exactly that, a supplement, and whole foods should always take precedence over supplements. Only when the level required can not be reached by an individual should a supplement be used.