Small Changes Can Help with Changing Metabolism
You could exhaustively overhaul your metabolism with significant changes and perhaps even a metabolic confusion diet. However, there are likely easier ways to improve metabolic health.
Our Lingo experts developed five “Lingo Fundamentals,” each rooted in nutrition science and designed to help manage metabolism while also improving diet quality. The foundation includes adding more protein, fats, fiber and activity — and, when selecting foods, opting for savory rather than sweet. To take savory foods to the next level, you could even add foods with capsaicin, which is the compound that gives spicy foods like jalapenos their kick. This potent spice has been observed to raise metabolic rate primarily by raising the body’s temperature. The more heat that's generated, the more the metabolic rate increases for a short period of time after eating.
Capsaicin can impact a receptor in the body called TRPV1, which plays a role in regulating metabolic health in the body (think weight, the way glucose and lipids are processed, and the cardiovascular system). When TRPV1 is activated by capsaicin, there are a variety of metabolism-associated factors that change in the body for a period of time. In a study conducted in mice, capsaicin appeared to suppress the accumulation of body fat and increase energy metabolism.
More research is needed to better understand how capsaicin could play a role in metabolism management. However, gradually including foods with capsaicin into a diet is an easy addition to other changes like prioritizing protein, fats and fibrous vegetables. And, of course, moving more.
Metabolism. It’s unique to you. And with some lifestyle changes — and perhaps some insights that help you listen to your body — it can change with you as you go about everyday life.
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