Following on from our ‘Truth About…Metabolism’ story in the June issue of ELLE, we’ve found the best ways to naturally speed up your metabolism, without changing your lifestyle.
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As well as providing lots of other health benefits (such as providing vitamin C, folic acid and potassium to keep the heart and immune system in top condition), grapefruit is also known for lowering the body’s insulin levels. It’s too much insulin that triggers the body to store food as fat, and by controlling its levels it’s easier to control how fast you metabolise fat. Try half a grapefruit at breakfast to give your system the kick-start it needs for the day.