10 Nutritious Foods That Will Seriously Boost Your Metabolism

2. Coffee

man cupping a mug of coffee

Drink your morning cup of coffee. | iStock.com

This morning brew helps most of us wake up, and it might even do the same for your metabolism. One 2004 study reported consuming caffeine can increase your body’s ability to burn fat, but also noted the effect is rather small. Coffee may help you shed pounds in a more round-about way as well. Recent research published in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging found subjects who combined coffee consumption with periods of low-intensity exercise burned more fat following the activity than the control group.

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