Burning calories is a rather simplistic description of metabolism. In fact, metabolism plays a number of important roles and is linked to hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemical compounds. There are simple ways to speed up the body’s metabolism.
Metabolism can be described as a series of biochemical processes in cells. It is known that 60-80% of the daily energy expenditure is taken up by metabolism, not physical activity (as many might think).
Metabolism is influenced by lean muscle mass and body fat, age and genetics. In women, metabolism varies depending on the period of the menstrual cycle.
How to start your metabolism
Glands that affect metabolism
Three glands are important for metabolism: adrenal glands, thyroid and pancreas.
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The glands in the body are involved from regulating and secreting saliva, tears, and breast milk to the production of hormones and other substances that help metabolism regulate stress, weight, and appetite. If the hormones secreted by the adrenal glands, thyroid and pancreas are out of balance, metabolism is impaired.
The thyroid and adrenal glands are responsible for the production of hormones and are involved in the regulation of metabolism, and more specifically, weight and energy. The thyroid gland is extremely important for women as it produces hormones that regulate calorie expenditure, body weight, energy, mood, and more.
The adrenal glands produce stress hormones and cortisol. In addition to the functions of regulating and controlling weight loss and fertility, these hormones affect the indicators of stress, fatigue, and anxiety.
The pancreas produces the hormone insulin and other digestive enzymes that break down food, especially lipase, which maintains the body’s fat ratio.
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What will help speed up metabolism
- Avoiding sugar. Excess sugar causes the insulin produced by the pancreas to slow down the metabolism.
- Reducing salt intake. Salt also affects the function of insulin in the body.
- Intermittent fasting. Avoiding food for several hours is beneficial to boost your metabolism. Resting your digestive tract will prevent calorie overload. It is helpful to prolong your nighttime hunger by 12-14 hours – this will allow the body to burn stored calories and fat.
- Iron. This mineral is essential for the thyroid gland to function and enables the body to produce nutrients, transport oxygen to cells, and burn fat.
- Selenium. Selenium contributes to the support of the thyroid gland.
- Match. Green tea improves metabolism, but matcha is a powdered green tea leaf. Therefore, matcha is a source of antioxidants (catechin polyphenols, which stabilize blood sugar). In addition, matcha is high in fiber.
- Complex B vitamins… They are important micronutrients that work in the regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters, hence these vitamins are important for the regulation of weight, appetite, energy, mood.
Key B complex vitamins:
- B 1 helps the body convert food into energy and metabolize fats and proteins.
- B 2 helps convert food into energy.
- B 6 helps in the production of neurotransmitters for brain development and function, and has a positive effect on mood.
- B 12 enhances energy.
- Folic acid reduces the likelihood of birth defects, protects against anemia.
- Biotin strengthens hair and nails. Published by econet.ru
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