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While people usually associate metabolism with immunity or obesity, all the chemical reactions that take place in our bodies are called metabolism. The job of these chemical reactions is to convert our food into energy so metabolism plays a very important role in every activity of the body. These activities include circulation of blood, breathing, control of body temperature, brain function, contractility of muscles, etc. As such, it is important to know what happens if the metabolism is increased.

In this article, we will learn about some facts related to metabolism.

  1. What happens when metabolism increases?
  2. Is it really okay to increase metabolism?
  3. Benefits of increasing metabolism
  4. What are the foods that are helpful in increasing metabolism?
  5. Is an increase in metabolism effective in preventing metabolic syndrome?
  6. What is the rate of metabolism in the human body?
  7. Summary
Doctors for What happens when your metabolism increases

A person needs energy to perform everyday tasks. But when this energy starts increasing and becomes excess in the body, then it gets stored in the form of fat, due to which the person becomes obese. As such, along with burning calories, metabolism also keeps obesity under control. The faster your metabolism does its work or the more metabolism is increased, the faster it burns calories in your body.

As mentioned earlier, the increase in metabolism is very closely related to obesity. Increasing metabolism can be helpful for those who want to get rid of the extra fat stored in their body. But there are some people whose metabolism already works fast. Even after resting, they are able to burn more calories, although this occurs more often in men. In such cases, it is not right to put pressure on metabolism. Note that the metabolism of a person starts to slow down steadily after the age of 40.

(Read more: What is Metabolic Syndrome)

If metabolism works fast or is working fine, then you can get many benefits from it, such as:

  • Toxins coming out from the body
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Better mood
  • Feeling energized
  • Naturally increased immunity

(Read more: Ways to boost immunity)

Protein-rich foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds are extremely helpful in increasing metabolism as the body needs more energy to digest these foods. Therefore, to increase metabolism, you can add these food items to your diet. Apart from this, one can also add mineral-rich food, coffee, tea, ginger, apple cider vinegar, water etc. in their diet to increase metabolism.

(Read more: Foods that increase metabolism)

When blood pressure, blood sugar, fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels start to rise or increase in the body, then a person can become a victim of serious problems like heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions are called metabolic syndrome. However, if a person has any of these problems, it does not automatically mean that they suffer from metabolic syndrome, just that they are at risk of developing it very quickly. In such a situation, if a person increases their metabolism, exercises daily and follows a healthy diet, metabolic syndrome can be avoided by controlling obesity.

If we talk about the rate of metabolism in men, then the BMR of their body is about 7.100 kJ per day (7,100 kJ per day). Whereas the BMR of the average woman is around 5,900 kJ (5,900 kJ per day) per day. In simple language, the energy expenditure (the amount of energy required by a person to do physical work is called energy expenditure) in the body of men and women is constant but the rate of energy expenditure varies. This rate is lowest in the mornings, which means a person needs more energy in the morning to do physical work.

(Read more: Fitness)

It is important to know why and how metabolism can be increased. When required, individuals can further increase their metabolism by adding essential foods to their diet and taking the advantage of their benefits.


Dr. Tanmay Bharani

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