Keeping your metabolism in high gear works wonders on the way you feel and keeps you fit and trim. Avoiding foods that slow down your metabolism is just as important as eating foods that rev it up. These foods are classic culprits of a slower-than-desired metabolism.
Homer Simpson is a perfect example of someone whose metabolism has gone south, and his eating habits are a tipoff as to what causes it. His favorite sweet treat is a donut, and donuts have the one-two punch of being made from flour and containing copious amounts of sugar.
As if this weren’t enough to send your metabolism packing, they are often deep-fried in oil that is not a natural oil, which pretty much makes your metabolism wonder what you’re doing to it.
You know that sleepy post-pasta food coma you find yourself in after a big bowl of it? That’s the feeling of your metabolism taking a hit. Pasta not only packs on the pounds but can really do a number on your metabolism.
Pasta is made from flour, and most times the flour it’s made from is not helping you out nutritionally. Pasta can cause a spike in your blood sugar, and makes you lethargic after a meal, making you less likely to exercise which will have a negative effect on your metabolism.
The caffeine in colas and other carbonated beverages might give you a surge of alertness, but in the long run it stands a big chance of shooting down your metabolism.
The High Fructose Corn Syrup is going to make it so you have an easier time of gaining weight, and a tougher time of losing it. It’s also wildly addictive, and makes it harder to kick these drinks to the curb. It’s found in nearly every soft drink on the market, and it’s just one of the many sugars these drinks contain that will wreak havoc on your metabolism.
4. Whole Milk
Drink a glass of whole milk thinking that you’ve just “done the body good” and you may have taken a step at slowing your metabolism down.
Remember that milk is fortified with vitamins because the processing that it goes through kills off important nutrients. That means you’re not really getting naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, but rather industrial grade synthetic vitamins and minerals manufactured by the food industry. Aside from it being the milk of another species, there’s really nothing natural for the human body in a glass of conventionally manufactured and fortified milk.
5. Fast Food
It’s no secret that fast food has a negative impact on your health, and one of the reasons is because it can slow down your metabolism. There’s MSG in almost all fast food, which makes the food taste really good, and gets you to want more and more of it.
French fries are one choice that will take a toll on your metabolism, both because its made from conventional GMO potatoes, and because they’re deep fried in GMO-laden oils. The beef used at every fast food restaurant is mass produced, and there may be bits of dozens of cows in one burger. This increases the chances of getting sick from it, and you’re basically guaranteed to ingest antibiotics and growth hormones given to the cows to keep them from catching colds and to grow faster.
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