Turbocharge Your Metabolism

If your metabolism feels more like a creaky tricycle than an energy-burning sports car, it’s time for a turbocharge. Dr. Oz shows you the secrets to boosting your body’s fat-burning potential.

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Metabolism Booster #4: Spices and Spirulina

You can add a metabolism-boosting topper to each of your meals by incorporating certain spices and seeds rich in vanadium. Vanadium is a nutrient that may help control blood sugar spikes and boost muscle mass to burn through calories, so be sure to sprinkle half a tablespoon of black pepper, dill seeds, or parsley on every meal. 

Finally, for a metabolism-boosting snack, blast off with spirulina. Made from dehydrated blue-green algae, spirulina is a miracle from the sea for your metabolism. It’s packed with protein and all the essential amino acids your body needs to keep your metabolism charged up by fueling your cells. Spirulina is available in bar, cookie, chip and powdered form for a delicious, healthy snack any time of day.

5-Minute Metabolism-boosting Strategies


Next, learn how to turbocharge your metabolism with 5 tips that help your body burns calories faster, all in 5 minutes or less.  

Water Bands

We all know we should drink more water. This water-band trick makes doing so easy, while helping you shed pounds. Slip 5 rubber bands on your wrist every morning. Each rubber band represents a 16-ounce glass of water. For every glass you drink, remove 1 rubber band until you’ve gone through all five. A recent study showed that your metabolic rate jumps within 10 minutes of drinking ice-cold water, and it stays up for an additional half-hour after you drink it. Drinking that much cold water could help you shed an additional 5 pounds in a year!