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4 Ways to Naturally Support a Healthy Metabolism
Energy, Stress and Mood
4 Ways to Naturally Support a Healthy Metabolism
Swanson staff • February 19, 2017

4 Tips to Support Your Metabolism Naturally

Ever wonder how some people seem to be able to eat as much as they want without gaining a single pound? Have you ever blamed what you believe to be your slow metabolism for not having the same results? If you have, you might be onto something. There are many factors to consider when it comes to how easily you may or may not be able to lose weight, but there’s no denying that having a faster metabolism can be a good thing.

How to boost metabolism?

Boosting your metabolism isn't as mysterious, or as difficult, as you may think. In fact, we've compiled a list of the four best ways to increase your metabolism naturally so you can enjoy the benefits and enhanced health faster!

1. Rev up your cardio

Whatever your cardio of choice is, doing it in intervals is a great way to train your body to metabolize energy faster.1 In fact, upping the intensity during your workout for 30 seconds at a time is key to speeding up your metabolism.2 When you work out with intense intervals, the mitochondria in your body begin to increase in number and efficiency.3 These powerhouse cells are responsible for burning energy throughout the day,4 so when they are stronger and more efficient they support a healthy metabolism. Interval training also means that during exercise you can get better results in less time.5

2. Incorporate strength training

Another way to help speed up your metabolism through exercise is to focus on strength training. Choosing exercises that focus on building muscle mass will help increase your resting metabolism, meaning that you will burn more calories even while laying in bed.6 Muscle is known to burn more energy than fat, so having more of it will only help you in your health journey.7

3. Consume more Omega-3 fatty acids

To help support a healthy metabolism, make sure that your diet includes sufficient omega-3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients are a critical part of your overall health and wellness, beginning at the cellular level.8 Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to help support metabolism due to their ability to promote more balanced blood sugar levels.9 Blood sugar levels can have an effect on metabolism.10

You can ensure you're getting omega-3 fatty acids from your diet by consuming foods like fish, seeds and nuts, eggs, and even dairy products. You can also make sure that you're getting enough of this nutrient by adding an omega-3 fatty acid supplement. Supplement sources can include fish oil, krill oil and even plant-based formulas. 

4. Drink more green tea

Green tea is believed to have positive effects on a healthy metabolism.11 In addition to being high in antioxidants, which help support your body against damaging free radicals and other stressors,12 green tea may support your body’s ability to metabolize fats and other nutrients. Studies have shown that green tea may possess properties that support this kind of healthy metabolism as you eat and digest. The natural caffeine content in green tea is also believed to promote healthy metabolism.13 Try getting your green tea in daily supplements or drinking three to five cups each day.14

What supplements boost metabolism?

Many factors can have an influence on our own individual metabolisms. After all, we're all unique! However, if the exercise and diet tips above aren't quite getting you to your metabolism goals, you may want to try adding a supplement to fill in the gaps and give your body that extra little boost that it may need. 

Some convenient combination formulas include Fat Burner, featuring vitamin B6 and chromium, and Energy Boost with vitamin B12 and green tea extract. Here's to your good health!

Always serving our customers,

Your friends at Swanson

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

____________________________________________________________________________________Sources

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2. 14 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism. Health.com. Read source

3. Exercise and Mitochondrial Health. The Journal of PhysiologyRead source

4. Mitochondria. National Human Genome Research Institute. Read source

5. Rev up Your Workout with Interval Training. Mayo Clinic. Read source

6. 14 Benefits of Strength Training. Healthline. Read source

7. Metabolism and Weight Loss. Mayo Clinic. Read source

8. The Facts on Omerga-3 Fatty Acids. WebMD. Read source

9. Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Everyday Health. Read source

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11. Green Tea. National Public Radio. Read source

12. Antioxidants. Mayo Clinic. Read source

13. Coffee. Healthline. Read source

14. Green Tea. Healthline. Read source

Updated 4/5/22

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