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Study: Nine Foods and Drinks That Can Boost Your Metabolism
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on January 19, 2014 @ 11:43PM
Created on January 19, 2014 @ 7:00PM

We're still very early into the new year, and if you're wondering how to keep that resolution to get into better shape 5 News has some tips for you.

According to an article by CNN Health, there are nine foods and drinks that can help boost your metabolism naturally.

Egg whites, lean meats, chili peppers, whole grains, and lentils all possess qualities that can help naturally boost your metabolism and shed unwanted weight. Also in the list: coffee, milk, green tea, and water. Staying hydrated is important for people trying to boost their metabolism.

"I really try to eat whole grains and lentils and coffee. Actually, I love coffee. But I didn't know that they boosted your metabolism, but I'm glad they do because I eat a lot of them," Morgantown resident Cori Lucotch told 5 News.

One important thing to remember though, genetics also plays a big part in the role of a person's metabolism.

"Well I don't really eat anything all that healthy, which sounds pretty bad. I'm actually fortunate enough to have a pretty good metabolism. I have my entire life. And I went to the doctor and they did some tests on me and it came back that I was in the 99th percentile in terms of my metabolism and how fast it burns off calories," said WVU student Joe Mitchin.

One common factor between almost everything on this list was a high intake of iron, and iron plays a big role in assisting calorie burning.

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