Nutrition is directly related to metabolism as it is one of the factors that can contribute to it becoming slower or faster.. High consumption of foods high in sugar, refined flour from bread, cakes and pasta slows down the liver, interfering with the metabolic process.
Metabolism is called the process of breaking down food and converting it into energy for the human body takes place through digestion and elimination of waste.
Metabolism can be divided into two phases: anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism is a process responsible for the construction of molecules, for example protein synthesis, while catabolism is the reverse process, i.e. the breaking down of larger molecules into smaller molecules, for example the breaking down muscle tissue to release energy.
Some foods might really have the ability to speed up the metabolism, so-called thermogenics. But for them to cause a real effect, they would have to be consumed in large quantities, which can be harmful. Some of the best-known thermogenic foods include ginger, cinnamon, coffee, and red pepper. No food has this metabolic accelerating effect. If you are aiming for an eventual increase in metabolism, the advice is to have a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
And since we’re on the subject of metabolism, confusion related to metabolic rate is very common, so let’s make it simple for you what is METABOLIC RATE?
The much talked about metabolic rate is nothing more than the rate at which our body uses energy stores. When a person says they “need to speed up their metabolism”, they mean they would like the body to use more energy to do the same work.
Thus, a regulated metabolism is essential for our body to react more quickly and efficiently when exposed to environmental, dietary or adverse conditions, whether pathologies or even traumas.
This metabolic regulation is carried out by modulating key metabolic processes, thus activating or inhibiting chemical reactions specific to each situation to which we are exposed on a daily basis and consequently resulting in an adequate response.
Discover some tips to keep a regulated metabolism:
- Practice physical exercises correctly on a regular basis with the help of a qualified professional to adapt the type of exercise (aerobic, weight training and intensity);
- Recharge the energies of the day with healthy foods, choose your foods for their good nutritional value and if you need help, seek a qualified professional to
guidelines for your proper diet;
- Control the consumption of excess sugars and fats;
- Try to organize your routine and stay relaxed before bed to get a good and peaceful night’s sleep.
- Always stay hydrated, as it is extremely important to keep our cells in balance.
Another nurture tip is not to feed large amounts at once. Splitting meals is essential both to prevent the person from feeling that hungry and overdoing it at the next meal, and to keep the metabolism accelerated.
A good night’s sleep also helps in the production of hormones that can help metabolism. Not sleeping well affects levels of cortisol, the hormone that is linked to accumulation of abdominal fat.
Finally, one of the best ways to speed up your metabolism and increase your well-being is to follow the advice of health experts. The nutritionist and the physical education professional, working in a multidisciplinary way, can help you do this more effectively, by combining training and nutrition focused on your metabolism.
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Maria Angelica Tillmann