6. Chili Peppers
Spice up your healthy menu with chili peppers, a thermogenic food. Thermogenics cause the body to naturally produce heat, which is a process that requires the body to burn more calories. Enjoy them in Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes or Chicken and Black Bean Chili.
If you consider coffee the nectar of the gods, you’re in luck. Coffee delivers a temporary metabolism lift that’s perfect to get you started in the morning. Keep in mind, we’re not talking about high-calorie café drinks. If you want to lose weight for good, stick to black coffee or a naturally sweetened recipe like Morning Joe in the Raw.
High in water and low in calories, cucumbers also offer fiber, a must-have weight loss component. Sink your fork into Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad.
These contain amino acids that help boost metabolism for more efficient fat burn. Plus, they contain vitamin B2, which supports metabolic activity. Avocado & Egg Quesadilla and Sun-Dried Tomato & Egg Muffins are delish ways to benefit from eggs’ metabolism lift.
Like chili peppers, garlic is a thermogenic that raises the metabolism by causing the body to produce heat and thereby burn more calories. Savor the flavor of Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken or Garlic Sautéed Brussels Sprouts.