High-protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds can temporarily increase metabolism.
Minerals selenium and iron play different roles in physical health, but they are just as important.
The chemical capsaicin contained in chili peppers can help faster metabolism by slightly increasing the rate at which the body uses calories.
Coffee contains caffeine, which may promote metabolism.
Tea contains catechins. Catechin is a health-promoting substance that can increase metabolic rate when combined with caffeine.
Compared to other plant foods, lens beans, peas, chickpeas, black beans and peanuts are very high in protein.
Ginger and similar spices are said to have particularly beneficial metabolic stimulating properties.