Do You Have A Slow Metabolism?

Do you have a slow metabolismDo you know people that can eat whatever they want and never gain an ounce? They have great skin and hair, toned muscles and lots of energy.  And then there are people that eat very little and still put on the pounds.

Often we hear the expression of people having a slow metabolism. What is a slow metabolism – what does it mean to have a slow metabolism? Well – metabolism is the process how your body converts what you eat and drink into the energy. If you are starting to put on weight around the waist without changing your eating habits, that could be a sign of a sluggish metabolism.

And it’s not all about calories – it’s about the type of food we are putting into our bodies along with other factors such as a sedentary life style, a low fitness level and stress.

So – how can we change the way how our bodies metabolize foods? How can we improve and maintain a health gut flora (healthy digestive tract)?

When we maintain a healthy life-
style we feed our internal environment with energy giving, foods rich with healthy bacteria, foods rich with enzymes and nutrition. Foods rich with non-digestible fibers that can increase the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria. It is important to eat fiber – fiber supplied by raw vegetables, fruits and nuts. These fiber-rich foods feed your good bowel flora and your immune system, keep you regular and provide essential nutrients and vitamins.

It is important to eat organically grown fruits and vegetables. Not genetically modified – to avoid the pesticides and other unhealthy methods of growing our produce and fruits. Some fruits with thick skins or the ones that have to be peeled can be bought from conventional growers. They include oranges, grapefruits, bananas and kiwi fruit.

The best option is to buy your vegetables and fruits in season from a farmers market or from a source you can trust.