How to Boost Metabolism With Paprika

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Our metabolism is the speed by which the body converts or burns calories into energy to maintain life functions like eating, drinking and sleeping. Muscle and diet account for how quickly our metabolism processes. The more muscle, the higher the metabolism, because muscles require more energy to maintain itself. But since lifting weights is not for everyone, dietary changes like adding paprika to your diet can help increase metabolism.

Things You'll Need

  • Ground paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Can of chicken noodle soup
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic cloves
  • Sugar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Salad
  • Tomato juice
  • Lime
  • Ice
  • Baked potato
  • Broccoli
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sour cream
  • Pizza crust or dipping bread
  • Salted butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano

Adding Paprika to Your Diet

Mix 1 tsp. ground paprika and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper into a bowl of chicken noodle soup. In addition to boosting metabolism, the spices will help clear sinuses.

Make a salad dressing using paprika. Mix 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. Shake well and pour over grilled vegetables or salad.

Make a paprika cocktail. Take 12 ounces tomato juice, 1 1/2 tsp. paprika, the juice of 1 lime, and 1/2 cup of ice. Blend together for a quick refreshing drink.

Add paprika to your baked potato. Saute broccoli. Mix 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper to 2 tbsp. sour cream. Top baked potato with broccoli and paprika-spiced sour cream.

Love pizza crust or dipping bread? Melt half a cup of salted butter. Mix with 1 tsp. garlic powder, a pinch of oregano, 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp. paprika. Mix well and dip bread.

Tips & Warnings

  • Adding paprika to any dish is easy. Sprinkle it on or add it to marinades. Paprika tastes great on eggs, pasta and on grilled meats.

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