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    Thermogenic Foods


    I couldn't find any threads dedicated to thermogenic foods. Lets talk about therm. foods and quantities, timings, and things like effect and such.

    For those who dont know (and those who do can fill in my gaps), thermogenics is the act of generating heat through digestion which raises your metabolic rate and increases calorie burn.

    What are some good thermogenic foods? The only one I really know of is spicy foods with chili powder. Good think I like it hot . I even put chili sauce (the stir fry kind) on my veggies to help out.


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    Coffee and hot peppers with a strong capsaicin content. Protein also has a more pronounced thermic effect then other macronutrients so don't forget to eat your tasty animals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    Coffee and hot peppers with a strong capsaicin content. Protein also has a more pronounced thermic effect then other macronutrients so don't forget to eat your tasty animals
    Agreed, I love spicy foods so the added benefit of a raised metabolic rate is a definite bonus. The hotter the pepper the better. Green tea is also a great heat generator and fantastic antiox, just remember to make it nice and strong for the best benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SriLankanMuscle View Post
    Agreed, I love spicy foods so the added benefit of a raised metabolic rate is a definite bonus. The hotter the pepper the better. Green tea is also a great heat generator and fantastic antiox, just remember to make it nice and strong for the best benefit.
    Capsaicin = spicyness, or its what makes them red in color?

    some peppers are red but not spicy. I love green tea! I love all tea

    Protein is supposed to help in this dept, I hear. I know its good for muscle building/repair but am not as familiar with the therm. properties of it.
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    Here is a list of negative calorie foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Here is a list of negative calorie foods
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    You must have made your Dad nuts. Questions, questions, questions
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    Protein and veggies, with a lot of chilli sauce
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassgirl View Post
    Capsaicin = spicyness, or its what makes them red in color?

    some peppers are red but not spicy. I love green tea! I love all tea

    Protein is supposed to help in this dept, I hear. I know its good for muscle building/repair but am not as familiar with the therm. properties of it.
    Yes, Capsaicin = spicyness, as far as the color that is a good indicator of it's nutrient content. Many peppers are high in vitamins such as vitamin C, so the brighter the color the more nutrient value, that goes for most veggies too.

    Protein in meat and chicken is digested at a slower rate than most fiber free carbs. BTW fiber is also a great metabolic booster, the best source would be from veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    You must have made your Dad nuts. Questions, questions, questions
    haha...


    ...I thought you had to eat a surreal amount of hot sauce/chili peppers to gain any thermogenic effects ( i remember hearing that and just kind of throwing it out there )

    hmmmmm broccoli
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