An Excerpt from Ben's Book: "100 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism"!
The following is an excerpt from Ben Greenfield's book released in 2007 from Pacific Elite
10. Digest Some Pancreatin
Digestive pancreatin is actually a supplement. I don’t condone heavy use of supplements,
especially as an excuse to not eat correctly, but this particular compound is interesting enough
to mention. It is actually a mixture of enzymes that have been extracted from a pig or cow
pancreas. In the human body, there are two forms of pancreatin: pancreatic amylase is the
name for the enzyme that breaks down complex sugars into simple sugars during digestion, and
pancreatic lipase is the enzyme that breaks down fats. Theoretically, higher levels of digestive
pancreatin will speed metabolism by allowing you to process sugars much quicker. While
there’s no hard research to support this fact, supplementing with pancreatin is a notable
suggested method to increase the metabolism, especially if your body is not producing enough.
Pancreatin can also be used as a digestive aid.
11. Eat Saturated Fat
Huh? Isn’t the stuff bad? But remember than an important part of maintaining a high metabolism
is ensuring that the cells are operating properly – and saturated fats are a major component of
your cell’s membranes, which are crucial in the flow of nutrients in and out of the cell, as well as
maintenance of proper cellular function. Not only that, but the heart and muscles use saturated
fat as a fuel. Many of the modern day replacements for saturated fat, such as margarine,
mayonnaise, most of the fats in packaged foods like crackers, and pretty much anything fried,
are quite damaging to the metabolism when compared to saturated fats found in items like
animal meat, dairy, and butter. Why? Because the processed compounds in these foods contain
a high degree of trans fats, which are factory-produced fats that your body has a very difficult
time metabolizing. Trans fats are heavily associated with heart disease, obesity,