9 Healing Foods that Boost your Metabolism

9 Healing Foods that Boost your Metabolism

If you want to boost your metabolism, you need to include whole foods into your daily diet. Nutrient-rich whole foods are naturally cleansing which is the key to effortless weight loss.


Excess weight will stay on your body if you have poor digestion, are dehydrated, eat more calories than you burn, don’t exercise regularly, have hormone issues, thyroid issues, leptin resistance, or have a buildup of toxins in your system.


Once you begin to support your digestive system, remove toxins from your body, exercise, balance your hormones, reboot your thyroid, and stay hydrated, your metabolism will improve which will help you maintain your idea weight.


Whole foods are rich in all the nutrients your body needs to boost your metabolism and stay healthy.


Two of my favorite healing foods for boosting your metabolism include:


1. Coconut

Coconut meat, virgin raw coconut oil, and the coconut milk from the coconut are all fantastic whole foods to eat for a healthy metabolism. Coconut oil and the meat of coconuts contain medium-and short-chain fatty acids that the body immediately uses for energy production. Coconuts contain the fatty acids lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid. This unique composition of coconut meat, coconut milk, and its oil will increase your metabolic rate and prevent coconut from being stored as fat when you eat it.


2. Beets

Beets are one of my favorite foods. They are a potent blood builder and they help remove toxins from the body. Beets are rich in key antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, and fiber which all work together to keep the body strong and boost your metabolism.


To find out the other 7 healing foods that I recommend adding into your daily diet for a healthy metabolism, visit Inspiyr for my guest post.

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Roasted Beet Ginger Salad

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free

Serves 4

3 medium red beets—remove leaves, wash and dry

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Juice from ½ orange

1 teaspoon fresh ginger—grated

Unrefined salt—to taste

¼ cup of your favorite sprouted or raw nuts


1. Preheat oven to 275˚ F (135˚ C). Place the beets on top of parchment paper in a baking pan, sprinkle with salt, and roast in the oven for 2 to 3 hours or until tender when pierced with a knife.

2. Cool beets to room temperature and remove skin. Cut beets into cubes and place in a serving dish. Toss with olive oil, orange juice, ginger, and salt to taste.

3. Sprinkle beets with nuts of choice and serve immediately.




Important Note

If you are eating really healthy foods but still having issues with your health and chronic inflammation, you need to find out if you have sensitivities or intolerances to the foods you’re eating. The foods which we put into our body on a daily basis can either help protect against sickness, inflammation, and aging or increase it.


That’s why it’s important for everyone to make food and lifestyle choices that enhance your health. The Alcat test that we offer is a very reliable way to find out exactly what foods, food additives, medicinal herbs, functional foods, food colorings, molds, and chemicals you have sensitivities to so you can eliminate them from your life and start to feel better. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about this fantastic test.


What are some of your favorite tips for boosting your metabolism? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.


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  1. 2 of my favorites too. I can’t get enough of either. Great post and super helpful. Love all the healing foods listed.
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  2. Shelley,

    Beets are so good for us. They help the liver to remove toxins. I have beets at least once or twice a week. And I love coconuts. Instead of milk or soy milk, I drink coconut milk with my coffee every morning.


    Dr. Erica
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  3. Hi Shelley,

    Thanks for sharing this list of foods that increase metabolism. Of the 7, my favorites are coconut, berries, citrus fruits, and onions. I also like Kale. I could live on coconut and berries! One thing I’ve noticed when I eat these foods is my sense of well being. For example, yesterday I had strawberries for lunch. In the afternoon I noticed how good I felt, and I knew it was the strawberries. I believe the feeling comes from an increase in metabolism. I can actually feel my body responding to healthy foods. Poor choice foods make me feel tired, and definitely affect my attitude.

    There are so many health benefits to all these foods, and I’m lucky I eat four of them on a regular basis.

    Raena Lynn
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  4. Hey Shelley, I do canned beets for my family but to me they taste like dirt and I am trying to do my best with the coconut oil. Not one of my favorites either. As far as favorites though, any and all fruit. I am going strawberry picking tomorrow YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing Chery 🙂
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  5. I’m a big fan of coconut oil and trying to learn to love beets!
    Sylvie recently posted..Shaved Golden Beet, Carrot and Radish Salad with Coriander Mustard VinaigretteMy Profile

  6. Hi Shelley,
    what a great combination, beetroot with ginger!

    Have you tried the recipe with coconut oil?
    Everything I am learning from Bruce Fife N.D. about coconut oil made me switch completey.
    Thank you for sharing this information and recipe!
    To Health!
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  7. Hi there Shelley, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this blog post. It was inspiring.

    Keep on posting!
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  8. Thanks for talking about >9 Healing Foods that Boost your Metabolism —
    A Harmony Healing <Loved it!
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  10. don’t forget the metabolism boosting benefits of a little bit of morning exercise daily

  11. Corrine Pim says:

    Hello, thank you for the info and inspiration.

  12. Lovely blog post which I just bookmarked. Thank you!

  13. Thank you for this healthy advice! I’ve been trying to lose weight and stay healthy these past few months, I’ve discovered that my metabolism is slow. Hopefully these foods will be part of my diet.

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