This is what it had to say...
1. Fish- Fish consumption has been found to boost your calorie burn by as much as 400 calories a day. Fish is also full of great, low-fat, muscle-building protein (which requires your body to burn more calories to digest). Types--mackerel, trout, sardines, herring, tuna, and salmon
2. Dark green leafy vegetables-These include arugula, chard, chicory, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, mustard greens, and spinach. They are full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and lots of fiber. While the vitamins are great antioxidants and very healthy for you, the fiber is where the rubber really meets the road as far as metabolism goes. Your body expends a lot more calories digesting fiber and protein than it does simply digesting carbohydrates.
3. Tomatoes- tomatoes can also work overtime to flush fat, as they also contain citric, malic, and oxalic acids, which support your body's kidney functions, which helps your body eliminate more waste and fat from your system.
4. Blueberries and other whole fruits. Whole fruits contain lots of fiber, and many contain so much, they can be said to have "negative calories," meaning your body burns more calories digesting the food than it stores. One cup of blueberries only has about 80 calories, but 4 grams of fiber. Your body will expend much of those 80 calories digesting the 4 grams of fiber.
5. Whole grains-are one of the best sources of dietary fiber. Check the ingredient list first and make sure it says whole grain NOT enriched.
6. Chilies, curries, and other spices- The capsaicin found in many hot peppers and other spices can fire up your metabolism. In fact, some studies have shown a 50 percent increase in metabolism for three hours after eating capsaicin.
7. Green tea. Researchers have found that green tea consumption can increase calorie burning by up to four percent. It is believed to accomplish this by increasing metabolic rates as well as fat oxidation. Studies have also shown that green tea can reduce sugar cravings and can inhibit enzymes which slow digestion, thus raising metabolic rates.
8. Ice water- eight glasses of cool water a day can be responsible for burning 200 calories! Plus, water is necessary for all of your bodily processes, including the ones that control your metabolism. If you're underhydrated, your body will underperform.
I thought the info was pretty interesting as well.
iono. so has anyone tried it?
They don't work. At all.
You can tell by the way the FDA haven't swooped in and banned them from being sold - anything that actually works to boost your metabolism is classified as a medical drug and can't be sold over-the-counter.
Which means anything you can buy without seeing a doctor will at best be as effective as drinking some green tea and eating a jalapeno pepper :P
I have bought the pills in the past but I am HORRIBLE at remembering to take my prescribed pills let alone the one's you have to take 1/2 hour before each meal while standing on your head and drinking 8 gallons of water...LOL
My sister in law (who has never been big) swears by the Green Tea pills ....but I would rather drink the green tea! (They gave me heart burn)...
Thanks for the metabolism boosting foods!
melkor- I couldn't agree with you more. The only effects you will get from pills are the ones you get from such appetite suppressants... like hoodia. But that's about it. But not feeling hungry always helps unless you have a compulsive eating disorder and would require something more like counseling and a different approach to food.
I think it's simple! Eat healthy!! ~hehe, easier said than done... especially when those chips call your name... oh, and cookies. ;P
Hi all, I have this page stickied on my PC about negative calorie foods, hope some of you find it useful...