Kick up your metabolism this spring with these tips from Dr. Natasha Turner for Blisstree.
With spring officially here and summer on the horizon, there’s a certain level of excitement to ditching the winter clothing and getting your mojo going for the sunny season. Here are four sure-fire ways to boost your body’s thermogenic rate so you can burn more calories and get your metabolism working like a fine oiled machine.
Kick your thyroid into gear
The thyroid controls the metabolic rate of every single cell in the body and also maintains body temperature. Without enough thyroid hormone, all our bodily functions slow down; we feel tired and lethargic, gain weight, experience constipation, feel cold and are prone to depression.
What causes too little thyroid hormone? Nutritional deficiencies, for one; they may prevent the proper manufacture or function of thyroid hormone in the body. Many individuals with decreased thyroid hormone levels have a zinc deficiency. Both low iron and low vitamin D levels will also contribute to reduced thyroid levels. And iodine and tyrosine are necessary for the formation of thyroid hormone, while selenium is necessary for its normal function.
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