5. Fatty Fish:
Likewise, research conducted by the Mayo Clinic noted that a diet high in omega-3 rich fatty fish had similar effects on metabolism—and was also responsible for lowering levels of leptin in the human body.
The researchers recognized the link when studying African tribes whose diets were rich in fatty fish—like salmon and mackerel. Due to the fish-based diets, tribesmen and women reduced their leptin levels by up to 5-percent.
Avocado is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats are important for balancing hormones all over the body and can contribute to a healthy thyroid. Fats act as precursors to many hormonal pathways – we need them! Cholesterol produced by our liver is therefore essential to support metabolism. Is it true healthy fats can actually help us to stay slim? Yes!
7. Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is claimed to offer a host of health benefits; from oil pulling (swishing good quality oil around in the mouth to improve oral hygiene), to weight loss. What are the mechanisms involved?
Coconut oil is rich in saturated fat (yes, that’s right!), which are mainly comprised of medium chain triglycerides. These are oxidised quickly for energy compared to others sources of fat such as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Therefore, they can give your metabolism a well-needed boost.
Try replacing your normal cooking oils with coconut oil; your Sunday roast potatoes will have a new lease of life (and you too with any luck!).