Most people do not realize it, but many vitamins actually have astounding effects on your metabolism. This in turn makes it easier for you to burn more calories in a short space of time, even when you are sitting down doing nothing! By simply including the right vitamins that boost your metabolism as part of your balanced diet, you can be losing more fat quickly, naturally and permanently – without even realizing it!
These are the metabolism – boosting vitamins that you need to include:
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – helps to digest carbohydrates, such as potatoes, bread and rice
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – helps with the digestion of all foods
Vitamin B3 (niacin) – helps to metabolize (digest) food, and speeds up the action of your digestive system
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – aids in the metabolism of proteins
Vitamin B12 – assists in the burning of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Also helps in the release of energy (an instant metabolism booster!)
(All these vitamins above help boost the activity of your digestive system, increasing the blood flow around your body and causing a big raise in your metabolism.)
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – aids in the burning of fat for energy (so it does not get stored as body fat)
Vitamin H (biotin) – helps in the release of energy from fats
Vitamin K – assists in converting glucose (found in sugar) to glycogen, so it can be stored for energy rather than fat
The good news is, you can easily get all of these vitamins simply as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Eggs, nuts, liver and fish are extremely good sources, and each contain almost all the vitamins listed. Leafy green vegetables (such as spinach and celery), seeds and whole grains are good for your B vitamins. Other great things to include are legumes (such as beans and chick peas), yogurt, mushrooms, cheese and chicken.
However, I find that the best results come from eating all the foods above in combination with some good supplement choices. At the moment, I supplement with all the B vitamins plus vitamin C – but have a play around with different ones to see what you think makes you feel the best.
All the ones listed above are probably the best vitamins that boost your metabolism, as they improve the effectiveness of your digestion and stop the energy from your food being stored as fat. Once again, if you take all of these regularly through a healthy diet and good supplementation, you'll have a major boost to reaching your weight loss goal – in no time at all. Your friends will not know how you did it!