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4 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins You Should Be Eating For A Faster Metabolism

We often rely on our gut feeling for several decisions we make in our lives so I thought I'd pen down a few thoughts about looking after our gut 😊.

You can combine better gut health goals with your desire to boost your metabolism for increased energy and optimum fat loss - and it's a lot easier than you might think.

There really is no secret to it, you just have to eat plenty of nutritious anti-inflammatory foods rich in vitamins and antioxidants and make sure your diet is filled with vital proteins. A majority of the studies have shown that a high-protein diet made up of mostly animal-based sources can cause higher inflammation. It's important therefore to make sure the protein you are choosing have the opposite effect. They should lower inflammation to help prevent diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Here's four anti-inflammatory proteins for a faster metabolism will help balance your gut's good and repel bad bacteria as well as provide the energy you need to boost metabolism.

1. Almond Butter - When buying almond or peanut butter make sure you read the label to see if it indicates that it isn't high in sugar. It's protein content makes it well worth the purchase. Almond Butter has 3-4 grams of protein in a tablespoon.

In addition to protein, you'll reap the benefits of almond butter's high omega-3 fatty acid and magnesium content. Peanut butter has a bad reputation because of the fact that most leading brands manufacture it with a lot of sugar!

2. Lentils - Legumes like lentils are an excellent plant-based source of protein and are low in calories and carbohydrates. And here's an cool secret about lentils, combine them with grains like wheat, rice or corn and voila! you've just created a complete protein that contains a wealth of essential amino acids.

3. Sunflower Seeds - Eat more nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds each day, especially if you are avoiding meat and you'll benefit from potassium, magnesium, iron and a cup of sunflower seeds is packed with 29 grams of protein. Sunflower seeds can be high in calories and fat, but mostly good fat.

4. Greek Yogurt - Another great option is plain Greek yogurt. In addition to containing wealth of probiotics that balance the bacteria in your gut, your average container of plain greek yogurt has 17 grams of protein, 100 calories, potassium and calcium.

Hopefully this list helps you to continue on your healthy journey. Nature has provided us with awesome resources to live healthy.

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