We already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that you can start boosting your metabolism right before your workday begins?

When food breaks down in our bodies, a good portion of that is broken down and transformed into energy. Energy helps us with concentration and feeling proactive during the day, so what better way to feel great before work than by getting in these metabolism boosters during breakfast?

1. Water

Water is a great way to process calories. Your metabolism may slow down if you are even slightly dehydrated, so try and drink one glass of water before each snack or meal, and eight glasses of water each day. 

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2. Green tea or black coffee

Enjoy a cup of green tea or black coffee with your breakfast to get that extra energy boost in for the day. Bear in mind that coffee tends to have a short-term increase in metabolism. Research has suggested that by drinking two to four cups of green tea, your body could burn up to 17% more calories when you exercise.

3. Oatmeal

Eating a bowl of oats for breakfast is a fantastic way to get in energy and fibre. Itâ??s high in nutrients and you can add raisins, fresh fruit, some yoghurt, honey, or cinnamon to give it that extra kick of flavour.

Start your day with these metabolism boosters and youâ??ll be sure to feel your energy levels peak up in order to tackle the day ahead!

Sources: Fitday and WebMD

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