August 7, 2017

Eat Thermogenic Foods to Raise Metabolism

Thermogenic foods are foods that make your body work harder during digestion. These foods actually take a great amount of calories to digest and adding them to your daily diet will really give your weight-loss efforts a boost!

Below is a list of “fat burning” or “thermogenic” foods. Did you know that protein is a thermogenic? This means that if you increase your protein intake and reduce your carbohydrates (not less than 40%), you will increase your metabolism AND cause some hormonal changes in your body that actually promote fat loss.

In fact, about 30% of calories from protein are burned during the digestion process. 30%! That means that 100 calories of a 300 calorie portion of pork, is burned just to digest it. Wow! Now THAT was easy!…

Here’s your HOT thermogenic foods list. Bon Appetit!

  • protein
  • jalapenos – stimulates metabolism, speeds up heart rate, reduces bad fat in the arteries
  • cayenne pepper – stimulates metabolism, speeds up heart rate, reduces bad fat in the arteries
  • ginger – increases metabolism and stimulates circulation
  • low fat dairy
  • olive oil
  • citrus fruits – the vitamin C in citrus helps to liquefy fat and remove it from your body faster
  • green tea – contains EGCG… a chemical that causes your brain/nervous system to run faster, burning more calories
  • eggs – the high amounts of vitamin B12 help your body to break down fat
  • salmon
  • garlic
  • oatmeal
  • ginseng
  • black pepper
  • dandelion
  • mustard
  • turmeric
  • cardamon
  • cumin
  • lentils
  • hot peppers
  • coconut oil

So many great foods and spices to add to our meals that do such great things for us. When you keep working on making your food and yourself better like this, you’ve gone BEYOND FIT!

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