People often link a fast metabolism with easy weight loss, and in some ways that's true. Having a good metabolism can help you maintain a healthy weight. But improving your metabolism can have more benefits that just shedding pounds. A good metabolism will help you feel more energetic throughout the day, helps you avoid digestive problems, and also lets you absorb enzymes better while eliminating toxins. This is just a snapshot of what your metabolism does. Here at Well we want to help you stay fit and healthy so if you feel you need to boost your metabolism, try some of our drinks below.
Any of our lemonades will help you rev up your metabolism because citrus foods like lemons help you to boost your metabolic rate so you burn more calories and store less fat. They also help to reduce fat storage by keeping your blood sugar balanced. Our cayenne lemonade is top of the list for metabolism boosting beverages because cayenne stimulates your metabolism by up to 20%. Cayenne is a thermogenic food, meaning it gets your body to burn more calories. Drinking cayenne lemonade can help you burn 10-16 percent more fat.
Elixir: Many people drink our Well Elixir shot (lemon, ginger, honey) to boost their immune system but you can drink it to boost your metabolism too. Ginger is also a thermogenic food, and like cayenne, can boost your metabolism up to 20%.
C well makes the list because of the turmeric, lemon and oranges. Turmeric offers the same benefit as other spices like cayenne in that it makes your body burn more calories. As you already know, citrus foods like lemons and oranges are your metabolism's friend.
B Well: The apples and beets in B Well are great for your metabolism. Beets stimulate the circulatory system which boosts the metabolism. A weight loss study done in Rio de Janeiro showed that having apples each day can increase weight loss. (1)
Well Hung: You can burn more calories and increase lean muscle by drinking Well Hung. Thanks to the watermelon, grapefruit and lime. This beverage is not only hydrating but it helps to boost your metabolism. If drank over a 3 month period it can decrease body fat by 64%. (2) This is due to the amino acid arginine, which is found in watermelon.
How About Well Greens and Well Spent?
If you suffer from a thyroid disorder, Well Greens and Well Spent will not increase your metabolism, in fact they will have the opposite effect and slow it down. This is due to the goitrogens in kale and bok choy. Goitrogen is a substance that can contribute to limiting the function of your thyroid gland which in turn slows down your metabolism. However, that doesn't mean you need to give up these drinks completely. Moderation is key. As long as you don't drink them every day, your thyroid should not be affected. Also, this issue only arises in raw kale and bok choy. You can use Well Spent to make soups thus eliminating the side effect it may have on your thyroid. Just because a food has goitrogens does not mean you have to avoid it completely if you have a thyroid disorder.
If you don't have a thyroid disorder, Well Greens is a great metabolic boosting drink.
Having a good metabolism is important for your overall health. Consider the drinks in this article, if you want to boost your metabolism