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Shenrina Badri
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18 Sep 2017
5:05 pm

Foods high in omega 3 may help boost metabolism

Shenrina Badri

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together.

Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed concept.

Several studies have shown that consuming foods which contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, is a fabulous way to boost your metabolism. Omega-3 fatty acids tend to reduce the production of a hormone called leptin. Leptin is a natural chemical that lowers your metabolism.

Studies conducted

The University of Wisconsin conducted animal studies and found that lab mice with low leptin levels produced faster metabolic rates when compared with those mice who had higher levels of the same hormone.

Similarly, another study carried out by the Mayo Clinic revealed that “African tribes with a heavy fish-based diet had leptin levels up to five times lower than tribes that did not consume fish.”

Sources of omega-3 fatty acids

Note that apart from fish, there are several other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. You can also include foods such as nuts, seeds, hemp oil and flax seed oil into your diet as they are natural sources of fatty acids.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

Source: Global Healing Center

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