What do we think about choosing avocados, creamy yogurt and chocolate as a way to mind our diet and speed up our metabolism? Yes, please — if it really works. Ecosalon's 20 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism offered some unsurprising options (grapefruit and green tea), but also a few unusual choices and daytime food favorites! For example, did you know that, according to the piece, cinnamon is a natural blood sugar stabilizer? It reportedly helps curve out-of-whack blood sugar spikes. And then there's broccoli which is said to slow the production of thyroid hormones. And, of course, the good ol' apple which apparently helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Oats keep insulin levels low, avocados help control the metabolic rate, and dark chocolate reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which encourages the body to store fat. All good news, and all good snacking options throughout the day to keep your metabolism even-keeled, your mood and energy levels stable, and your mind and body feeling their best.
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