First off I want to emphasize there is no single optimal diet. We have to look at different life styles, goals, health status, genetics, and microbiome for example. Our body is so powerful to heal us as it knows what to do.
The basic guidelines is: EAT REAL FOOD.
When we eat a diet filled with sugar, bad fats, sedentary lifestyle, use of antibiotic abuse and high stress this will cause us to be off balance.
You can take charge of speeding up your metabolism and healing your body. From eating healthy fats to sleeping more...here are some tips to boost your metabolism.
Eat Healthy Fats
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are healthy fats contained in food like coconut oil. You can eat these fats since the body metabolizes them faster, which in turns helps you lose weight faster. Other healthy fats to consider: Avocados, Ghee, Olives, Olive oil, Avocado Oil, Grass-fed butter to name a few.
Keep Your Sugar Low
Foods with high sugar content can impede your overall health. Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Sugar causes blood glucose to spike and plummet. Sugar interferes with immune function. Sugar accelerates aging and causes tooth decay. Mood: Sugar affects behavior and cognition and focus. Sugar increases stress.
We live in a very toxic world, and this toxicity has bled heavily into what we eat. Today, we have a lot of genetically modified foods and fast foods that contain bad sugars like high fructose corn syrup. More than half of what we consume today is not organically sourced. This causes toxins to build up in our bodies and necessitates detoxification. Regular detoxification by consuming probiotics and foods rich in antioxidants is essential to clear harmful toxins from our cells and increase metabolism and energy.
Produce More Ketones
From eating healthy fats to sleeping more... Intermittent fasting and keto diets can induce ketogenesis. Regular fasting and consuming keto diets are ways to produce more ketones.
Get Enough Sunlight
Vitamin D is important for energy generation. The mitochondrion requires a large quantity of Vitamin D to carry out its activities. Exposure to sunlight via hiking and other outdoor activities not only helps your body metabolize faster, but it also provides the necessary vitamin needed by the mitochondria.
.......and acquire a positive mind set and get enough sleep!