Worst Foods for Your Metabolism

1. Refined Grains

Large quantities of gluten, starch, and phytic acid may hurt your metabolism.Researchers agreed that choosing refined grains was a lot more damaging to our insides.

2. Alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol in one sitting, which is more than one drink per day for women and two for men, can take a major toll on your metabolic rate.

3. Conventional Produce

Eating food contaminated with pesticides can lead to a slower metabolism — and the more of these foods you have in your diet, the worse off you are.

4. Traditional Yogurt

Greek yogurt offers many metabolism-boosting benefits due to its high protein concentration and probiotics.These alternatives have little to no protein compared to Greek yogurt

5. Fruit Juice

Drinks like fruit juice put a major damper on your diet. Just one glass of the classic no-pulp OJ in the morning serves you a whopping 22 grams of sugar

6. Soda

Many sodas are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup: a sweetener that contains high levels of a sugar called fructose.consuming high levels of this sweetener can slow down your metabolism.

7. Restaurant Fried Food

These fatty foods can be fried in partially hydrogenated oils, or trans fats, which can gum up your metabolism until it's hit a virtual standstill.

8. Farmed Beef

Researchers at Harvard found long-term consumption of diets high in animal proteins can also irreparably alter the balance of bacteria in the gut, slowing your metabolism along the way.

9. Frozen Meals

To make up for their lack of flavor, many frozen meals load their recipes with sugar, sodium, and trans fat in the form of hydrogenated oils.

10. Regular Sea Salt

Without sufficient levels of iodine, your thyroid function becomes impaired and it's harder for your body to burn fat," says Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN

11. Granola Bars

While their oat base can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol,the shocking amount of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, can make even the most efficient metabolisms slow.

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