Metabolism is the sole purpose of exercise and diet. All our work-out strategies and diet plans revolve around enhancing our body’s metabolic rate. Most people believe that the only way to increase the body’s metabolic rate is to have more physical exercise. While it is true that anaerobic exercise which increases the muscle mass tends to improve the body’s resting metabolism, in order to fully enable it, we must control the nutrition fed into our body.
Ask any nutritionist the role played by the various nutrients in our diet and he would explain to you the biochemistry involved in the digestive breakdown process. After we consume food, our stomachs slowly breakdown the various components available in the food through means of the gastric juices. These juices consist of various enzymes which help in the digestive process.
Hence, if we consume those kinds of food that are easier to breakdown by the gastric juices, then our digestive processes would be faster and more effective. This leads to an improved metabolic rate. In this way, we can slowly enhance our body’s resting metabolism.
From a nutritionist’s point of view, every person has a digestive system of differing strengths. It is thus of prime importance to analyse each person’s metabolic rate and fix up a diet according to the person’s need and requirement. Therefore, every diet plan is different and unique. It is the nutritionist’s job to make sure that the person is given a diet plan that is easy on the stomach, while at the same time challenging it to process food more effectively.
While every diet plan is unique, it is possible to isolate some elements of common properties that are essential for everyone. There are some nutrients that are essential to maintain the stomach at a neutral level of acidity. Essential nutrients such as certain amino acids and fatty acids along with vitamins and minerals contribute to an increase in the body’s metabolism.
It is to be noted that the body’s metabolism is a subject of enquiry for everyone and not just people who are obese. There are cases where a malnourished body presents a poor metabolism and is thus, to be corrected. So, visit your nutritionist today and find out how you can improve your body’s metabolism so that you can stay healthy. It is to be remembered that the metabolic rate determines the amount of food that a person requires and thus determines the energy available to that person.
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