Thermogenic foods burn more calories to digest than the calorie content of the food itself, resulting in an increased metabolism for a short amount of time.
Here’s a list of the ten best ones:
· Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage)
· Mushrooms – Most mushrooms have no calories at all, so all the calories burned processing them
· Chili peppers – In addition to being thermogenic, hot peppers give an extra boost to the metabolism. The capsaicin in them, which is what makes them hot, speeds the metabolic rate.
· Apricots / Peaches
These foods can be eaten cooked or raw, and can be eaten in combination with other foods or on their own.