Your metabolism is, to some extent, ruled by your inherited genetics, but you can help to kick it into high gear by eating right the right foods. This important health and fitness topic has been the focus of stories on afternoon TV programs like The Doctors and Good Morning, America. Here are ten foods to power your body’s fat-burning capacity:


Protein content: 2 g per half avocado

The protein found in avocados  contain 9 essential amino acids, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart.


Protein content: 4 g per 1 cup

Asparagus is bursting with valuable nutrients. Eat it steamed, grilled, or in a mixed salad.

Greek-Style yogurt

Protein content: 18 g per 6 oz

Greek-style yogurt has just about double the protein as other dairy sources; plus it’s delicious mixed with fruit or granola.


Protein content: 8.5 g per 1/2 cup

One serving of edamame contains every almost trace mineral your body needs – including iron, and magnesium.

Whey protein

Protein content: 24 g per 1 oz

Add powered whey protein to a smoothie or glass of water for a proven protein boost.


Protein content: 5 g per 1 cup

Spinach contains the highest protein content of all leafy greens. Add some vinegar for an additional metabolic boost.


Protein content: 12 g per 3 oz

This low-cal protein, made from soy beans. can take on virtually any flavor desired


Protein content: 5-9 g per 1 cup (cooked)

These healthy seeds (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) supply even more protein than standard grains


Protein content: 12 g per 2 eggs; 14 g per 4 egg whites

Eggs and egg whites, whether hard-boiled or over-easy,  are terrific fuel for muscles.

Hemp seeds

Protein content: 10 g per 2 Tbsp

Delicious in salads or just eaten raw as a snack,hemp seeds contain almost every essential amino acid to build muscle