Archive for April 6th, 2021

3 Metabolism-Boosting Micronutrients

April 6, 2021

CHOLINE

Part of the vitamin B family, choline helps the body use fats more efficiently by breaking them into smaller pieces that can be burned more easily for energy.

Eggs & mangoes!

MAGNESIUM

All minerals in your diet play important roles, but magnesium is an overachiever. Not only does magnesium help with muscle recovery, heart health, bone density and kidney function, but it’s also linked to improved sleep and better digestion.

In terms of weight loss, a study in Nutrition reported that higher magnesium levels help control insulin and glucose blood levels and can also reduce bloating and water retention. This process improves metabolism function since poorly controlled insulin and glucose can have an effect on fat storage.

Foods high in magnesium include nuts, whole grains, lentils, chickpeas and quinoa. Top choices are avocados and salmon, which are both high in magnesium and also boast a high fat content.

VITAMIN D

Because of its well-deserved reputation as an immunity booster, vitamin D is certainly in the spotlight, especially since some research suggests low levels of the vitamin could be tied to worse outcomes with COVID.

You can get vitamin D from salmon, egg yolks, mushrooms and fortified milk.

Don’t forget sunshine, too — catching some rays is a top way to increase your vitamin D levels. We don’t have a problem with that here in Miami!