Did you know that certain foods have a higher thermometric effect? This causes your body to naturally burn more calories. Here are my top candidates:
Foods high in fiber takes longer to digest. Your body spends twice as much energy (calories) breaking down foods high in fiber. Whole grains are also low on the glycemic index. Food simply takers longer to get absorbed. This means you get less cravings throughout the day, A good example of foods high in fiber are oatmeal, cabbage, berries, oranges and brown rice.
Have you ever ate a hot pepper and immediately got all hot? This is only natural, hot peppers contain a compound called Capsaicin. This compound is responsible for stimulating the bodies pain receptors, thus increasing metabolic rate and circulation. Hot peppers causes your body to naturally heat up, your body is essentially burning more calories while at rest. Generally, any spicy foods will increase your metabolism.
High in vitamins, these are one of the healthiest greens a person can consume. Broccoli is one of the best detox foods you can eat. Just like whole grains, broccoli is also high in fiber. Broccoli is also a good source of vitamin B1, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium.
Green tea is one of the easiest ways to send your metabolism into high gear. High in antioxidants, it has scientifically been proven that green tea has a positive impact on the bodies natural metabolism. Green tea also contain numerous bio-active products that will improve your health, lover the risk of heart diseases and more. Green tea has also proven to increase fat burning in humans during controlled trials. A study by the American journal of clinical nutrition found that green tea extracts would boost your metabolism by 3-5 percent over a 24 hour period. To learn more about the benefits of green tea, click here.