What you eat can have a profound impact on your ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼metabolism—good and bad. Keeping your thyroid healthy and building and pre-serving your muscles are the most important things you can do to ensure a healthy metabolism for as long as possible.
However, there are some foods that can help as well. Some of these help your metabolism indirectly by lowering inflammation, while others have a more direct impact by increasing what's called thermogenesis (or the production of heat), which directly contributes to burning more fat. What follows is a list of many of the foods you should be enjoying and how they benefit your metabolism and ability to lose weight.