All posts tagged: boost your metabolism

Thyme and Lime Roasted Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato

As far as I’m concerned, sweet potato is one of the most under rated staple foods in this country. Compared with your average potato, they contain less calories and carbohydrates, and are packed with antioxidants that are linked to disease prevention. And what do they have to do with metabolism boosters week? I hear you ask, well, Skinny Gene Project says “The lower carbohydrate content and the bonus fiber  content keeps your blood sugar stable, while satisfying your appetite on less calories. The combination of these two factors (low calorie and added fiber) helps keep your body at a healthy weight and your metabolism functioning at its best.” They also taste way better, and whatever potato can do, sweet potato can do better. Which leads me to today’s recipe, this is a winner on so many levels. I’ve added extra heat to the chicken and the yoghurt dressing because it’s now widely known that spicy foods can considerably increase your metabolism. I will add here that really, I should have included some greens in this meal, but …

Overnight Oats

As you’ve all been told at least twice a week your whole life, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When it comes to metabolism, this is totally true. According to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, eating breakfast can increase your resting metabolism by up to 10 percent. So, read below about why this recipe is convenient/fantastic/all you ever hoped or dreamed of and more and make sure you take heed. I am undeniably a night person. So this new (new to me, anyway) ‘porridge that you don’t have to cook and you eat it cold’ thing is pretty much perfect for ensuring I have something in the fridge to suit my grab-n-go routine in the morning. Trying to leave the house by 8:15am and remember my own name is enough of a challenge, so making adequate time to eat a breakfast worthy of the weetabix adverts is just never going to happen. This has been my first attempt at overnight oats and I just used some stuff I had in the cupboard, …

Green Tea, Melon and Ginger Cocktail

Before I begin with the details of this recipe, I will admit that I am not a fan of Green Tea, I tried it when the hype began and it just wasn’t my cup of tea (excuse the pun – actually don’t excuse the pun it’s a great pun.) So when approaching the task of creating this recipe I was somewhat apprehensive, but I promise hand on heart that this tastes fantastic. The reason I forced the challenge of green tea upon myself is, of course, this week’s theme: metabolism boosters. Having done a little research on ingredients that really get the metabolism in gear, I literally could not escape it, it appears everywhere you look. Countless studies have been made to work out what’s going on in that mug, it contains caffeine which in itself has been proven to increase metabolic rates, and the antioxidant catechin – those two working together appears to be what’s making the magic happen. You can learn more about the benefits of green tea from our beloved National Health …