Dr Oz: Turbocharge Your Metabolism for Any Body Type
Dr Oz outlined the differences between the apple type vs pear type vs box type body, and he shared the handy Body Shape Diet to help you eat the right foods for your metabolism. But what can everyone eat that is good for the metabolism? The Dr Oz metabolism turbocharge foods include Sardines, Harissa and Jalapenos.
Ashley Koff is a registered dietitian who shared some nutrient rich foods that can work in any body type to help stimulate digestion and metabolism. Keeping things moving makes it less likely that you are going to store fat.
By eating the recommendations Ashley has put together, you can start to change the game for your metabolism immediately.
Dr Oz: Harissa Spice + Olive Oil
Ashley said spices are a great antioxidant source, and Harissa is a blend of spices to help keep our insides clean. Don’t be intimidated by spices and how to use them, Ashley said.
Choosing a blend, such as the Moroccan flair of Harissa, makes it more palatable and accessible for novices in the kitchen. What’s in Harissa?
- Cumin – fuels pancreatic enzymes
- Chili Peppers
- Coriander – increases liver production
- Olive Oil
- Garlic – immunity booster
Mix the dry spices in olive oil to increase nutrient absorption. The serving size is 1/4 teaspoon, and Dr Oz found out that a little bit of this burnin flavor goes a long way. Ashley recommended putting it on your eggs or adding it to lentil soup.
Dr Oz: Grapefruit Protein Enzymes
Grapefruit gets a bad rap as a diet food, Ashley Koff said. Instead, the reason it’s so great for a diet is because it stimulates digestion by boosting protein enzymes.
Ashley said the key is getting the fresh grapefruit and the white edge around the rind; skip the juice as well for maximum impact. Liquid calories and sugar aren’t going to stabilize metabolism or give you the nutrient content you want. Add grapefruit to salad or serve it fresh as a side item.
Sorry, but I still haven’t heard anything to convince me it’s worth putting up with the dreadful grapefruit flavor. I guess I’ll have to find a different metabolism booster.
Dr Oz: Jalapenos + Dairy Metabolism Boost
Another spicy ingredient is jalapenos. Hot foods like this actually cause the body’s cells to work faster. Removing seeds from jalapenos does make them less hot. You can put them in soup or eggs instead of eating them raw will also cut the spicy flavor.
Combining it with cheese, dairy or yogurt will cut the heat. Ashley and Dr Oz debated who was feeling the heat. She said that feeling the heat instantly means it’s working for your metabolism, but those effects aren’t going to last for hours; their effects are immediate.
Dr Oz: Sardines CoQ10 & Vitamin B12
Sardines are the last item on the list. They are full of nutrients including fatty acids. The protein will build muscle which is also helpful for metabolism. Vitamin B12 and CoQ10 are two powerful ingredients.
CoQ10 helps get more oxygen to the body’s muscles, which in turn burns fat faster. Sardines are a lean protein and can help you eat fewer carbs. Dr Oz said he buys sardines in bulk and enjoys them at home.
What foods will you be trying off this list? I can tell you two I’m not in a hurry to add to my pantry.