Fire Up Your Metabolism to Lose Weight Faster with These 18 Snacks

Keep your body burning fat and healthy whether you're pre or post-workout. Here are 18 quick ways to stoke the fires of your metabolism while you keep hunger away. 1. Apples. Vitamin C. Two of these a day fulfills your fruit requirements. 2. Almonds. These are good fats and great for your heart as well as fat burning. Roast them with spice combos for easy and delicious snacking. 3. Broccoli. These little powerhouses are fantastic raw as well as steamed. Vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin K as well as toxin destroyers and cancer fighters. 4. Low-fat plain yogurt. High protein and probiotic, which means that it's filled with 'good' bacteria, also known as 'live cultures' that can help relieve digestive problems. Add a little honey or fruit if you don't like the tanginess. 5. Tuna. Packed with vitamin B3, vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids and protein, low in fat. Awesome antioxidant benefits. 6. Edamame. These are boiled soybeans. Go for non-GMO and you've got a snack that is low-fat, low-calorie, full of protein and fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A and iron. 7.  Cottage cheese. Ghost of mother's diet past! High in protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Regulates blood sugar, improves digestion, and is rich in antioxidants. 8. Beef jerky. Instant protein, but go for low in sugar and sodium. 9. Blueberries. One of the highest antioxidant-containing fruits, packed with vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber. Helps muscle recovery after a workout so throw them in your protein shake. 10. Asparagus. Extremely low in calories and works the body to digest it. High in antioxidants. 11. Cheese. Too much is no good, but cheese contains butyric acid, a compound is linked to reduced obesity, reduced hunger and higher metabolism. Use portion control and reap the benefits. 12. Avocados. This superfood plumps cell membranes and speeds up fat burning hormones. 13. Egg Whites. Excellent source of Leucine, an amino acid used for weight loss. Egg whites can raise your base metabolic rate and boost weight loss. 14. Water. Drinking water increases your metabolic rate by 30% in healthy men and women. It also reduces hunger by making you feel full. 15. Spinach. Protects against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis and other diseases. 16. Whey protein. Found in many protein supplements, Whey is quickly digested and can help burn an extra 150 to 200 calories per day. 17. Oatmeal. Rich in fat soluble fiber which uses up more energy to burn, this is the perfect metabolism-boosting start to a day. 18. Lean meat. Eating more protein can help boost muscle mass. Lean meat is one way to do that and get a healthy dose of B vitamins as well. How many of these are already on your grocery list? Source: Strength Meets Style  

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