04/27/2013 08:03 am ET

Speed Up Your Metabolism With These 8 Products


It’s no secret –- once you hit midlife, your metabolism slows down and it suddenly becomes easier for you to pack on the pounds.

However, there are ways to combat this biological effect of aging; several foods help speed up your metabolism even when it wants to slow down.

Below we have compiled a slideshow of eight foods that help speed up your metabolism. Do have any secrets to increase your metabolism? Let us know in the comments section.