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Truths and myths about metabolism

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:41pm


Courtesy of x-eyedblonde

My simple definition of metabolism is the amount of calories your body burns each day due to body weight, muscle mass and physical activity.  Basically it is the amount of energy your body exerts on a daily basis.  Everyday we hear ads on TV or advise that people write about which claim that doing this or doing that will increase or speed up your metabolism. 

Can you differentiate between what is true and what is false from the statements below? 
-Drinking more water increases your metabolism
-Dieting decreases your metabolism  
-Spicy foods increase your metabolism
-Eating a grapefruit before breakfast will increase your metabolism
-Celery is a negative calorie food

Click on the link below to find out which of these statements are true and which are false. 
http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100214717&imagein

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