What is metabolism?
Metabolism is a series of chemical reactions that take place in the body’s cells. Metabolism converts the fuel in the food we eat into energy.
What is slow metabolism and fast metabolism?
Slow metabolism - our body burn energy from food at a slower rate and therefore it is hanging onto calories and will cause unwanted weight gain
Fast metabolism – our body burn energy from food at a faster rate which means our body burn calories faster. People with fast metabolism do not gain weight that easily
Metabolism slows down with aging due to gradual loss of muscle mass can potentiate weight gain problem. Over weight is one of the risk factors for many chronic illnesses.
What else can affect metabolism?
- Body size and composition
- More muscle burns more calories
- Men have more muscle mass than women
- Metabolism slows as we age
- Physical activity
- Medical conditions slow metabolism
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Underactive thyroid gland
Today, the number of overweight problem has been increasing. How can we make a change to enhance the metabolism?
Life style changes:
Be more active – moderate exercise (E.g. have a walk after a meal instead of watching TV)
Get enough sleep – lack of sleep reduces your metabolism
Eat wholesome food – vegetables, fruit, lean meat, fish
Minimize simple sugar and carbs intake
What can we do to enhance metabolism? (burn more calories)
- Optimizing levels of nutrients to enhance the metabolism process
Our clinical team suggest:
Essential approach to enhance metabolism:
Leading a healthy lifestyle is essential to improve metabolism. In addition, to optimize our metabolism, everyone should take a basic comprehensive vitamins, antioxidants and minerals (with metabolic blend) daily to optimize our body metabolic system:
Advanced level of enhancing metabolism:
If you have many daily stressors, you will benefit from adding more B vitamins to cope the stress：
VitaAid Bio-B Complete
Also, supplementation with good fats from pure Omega-3s from fish source or plant source can further enhance the metabolic rate:
Nutrifii Omega-Q or
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eat a healthy meal derived from plant protein sources as breakfast to get a good kick start of our metabolism - Purenourish Natural meal replacement with PureNourish Power Boost that contains medium chain amino acids and triglycerides. This simple and nutritious breakfast support healthy metabolism throughout your day.
Let’s get started on a healthy lifestyle to improve our metabolism.