You are what you eat. And if you’ve been consuming a bit more “cheat meals” than usual lately, it’s probably time to reset. Believe it or not, there are a handful of good-for-you foods that are scientifically proven to speed up your metabolism (the natural way). So, if you’re eager to get back on track, consider incorporating a few of these supercharged fruits, vegetables and liquids into your daily diet. Coupled with your favorite feel-good exercise, you’ll become your best self again in no time.


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It’s been proven that consuming 17 ounces of water daily will increase your resting metabolism 10-30% for one hour. Dare to ditch high calorie, high sugar drinks and sodas for ice water instead. Your body will thank you.

Eggs, Beans, and Other Protein-Rich Foods

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Eggs and beans are high in protein. Protein-rich foods require your body to work harder to digest them, which speeds up your metabolism. Even better, these powerful foods will leave you feeling fuller, longer.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Once a day, pair your morning meal with a glass of water containing 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. This potent liquid’s sour taste might be tough to take down for some (mixing with water works well to dilute it), but it is proven to speed up your metabolism, curb your hunger, reduce bloating and give you a natural boost of energy. It’s essentially magic.


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Avocados are rich in fat, but the good kind. The healthy fats in avocados assist in lowering cholesterol and will likely kickstart your metabolism. Keep consumption to somewhat of a minimum to reap its full benefits. For example, swap a salty snack for half of an avocado instead.


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This low calorie snack is a great source of iodine, which helps your thyroid gland function properly to produce the essential hormones that your body needs. (Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolic rate.) Seaweed is also rich in fiber, which might slow stomach emptying so you stay full and satisfied for longer periods of time.