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Hack your metabolism with these 6 foods

Chillies and Peppers

Spicy foods like cayenne, jalapeno, and habanero chillies contain a substance called capsaicin. This stimulates pain receptors in your body by increasing blood flow, resulting in an increased metabolic rate.

Whole Grains

Oats, brown rice, and quinoa are slow-release complex carbohydrates that provide sustainable, long-lasting energy by stabilizing your insulin levels.

Dark Leafy Greens

Spinach, kale and broccoli speed up your metabolism by providing calcium, vitamins C, K and A, folate, antioxidants, and dietary fibre.


Blueberries are packed with antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation. Their high fibre content balances our blood sugar levels, providing an increased metabolic rate and sustained energy levels.


Celery is also known as a "thermogenic food". This means your body burns the celery itself as source of calories to produce heat. In doing so, it is a natural metabolism booster.

Omega 3’s

Fish, hemp oil, flaxseed oil, nuts and seeds are all foods rich in omega 3's. These foods reduce the production of leptin, a hormone that lowers your metabolism. Less leptin means a faster metabolism!