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When it comes to a fast metabolism, some people seem to have hit the genetic jackpot. Luckily, your metabolism doesn’t solely depend on factors out of your control. Making wiser food choices are two ways anyone can achieve a faster metabolism and a smaller waistline.
“When making changes to your diet, aim to eat an energy-revving complex carbohydrate with a nutrient-rich protein,” says personal trainers and registered dietitians Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, “the Nutrition Twins.” Here are some foods the Nutrition Twins recommend to help boost your metabolism:
Eggs: The satiating and blood sugar stabilizing protein found in eggs helps keep you full and extends the power boost from carbohydrates like oats. Chose Eggland’s Best eggs over ordinary eggs because they provide three times more vitamin B12 as well as double the omega-3s.
Oats: The complex carbohydrates in oats fuel your brain and your body. Without them, your metabolism will suffer because you’ll have very little energy to be active and burn calories. Oats are also fiber-filled which helps extend energy levels.
Berries: Berries, such as blackberries and strawberries, taste great and contain the phytochemical known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside. Research shows C3G aids in the production of both adiponectin, which enhances fat metabolism, and leptin, which suppresses appetite.
EASY RECIPE: Wake-up Sunnyside Pineapple Berry Oatmeal
2 Eggland’s Best eggs
2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, cut in chunks
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add oats and reduce heat. Stir. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until oats are tender.While oats are simmering, spritz a small pan with oil. Heat over medium heat and add eggs. Cook until white is set and yolk is still soft. Divide oatmeal evenly amongst two serving bowls and mix in fruit. When eggs are ready, remove from pan. Top each bowl of oatmeal and berries with an egg.
NUMBER TO KNOW
257.9: According to the American Egg Board, in 2014, the average American ate 257.9 eggs.
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Chimichurri is a sauce that originated in which country?
Answer at bottom of rail.
WORD TO THE WISE
Matzo: Matzo (also spelled “matzoh” or “matza”) is crisp dried bread with no leavening agent. A traditional Jewish food, it can be eaten all year round. It’s particularly important to the Passover holiday. Matzo supposedly originated because the Jewish slaves didn’t have time to allow their bread to rise before fleeing Egypt; they baked it flat to take with them.
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‘Superfood Snacks,’ by Julie Morris
Cookies packed with protein. Savory crackers that help balance blood sugar. Chocolate truffles bursting with anti-aging antioxidants. With benefits like these, you’ll never look at snacks the same way again! Julie Morris, New York Times bestselling author of “Superfood Smoothies” and “Superfood Kitchen,” proves that crave-worthy treats can be abundantly healthy too.
FOOD QUIZ ANSWER
A. Chimichurri, a pesto-like sauce, is native to Argentina.
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