Dr. Alexandra Razrinova, a Russian nutritionist, said that there are many natural substances in nature that speed up metabolism and help burn fat (thermogenes).
She says: “These substances increase body temperature, speed up metabolism, promote fat burning and activate the central nervous system. These substances are present in many foods.
And he adds: hot peppers contain capsaicin, black peppers contain piperine, citrus peels contain synephrine, and caffeine and epigallocatechin are also classified as thermogenics. And green tea contains a mixture of it. Thermogenics include ginger, cinnamon, cumin, mustard, garlic, dill (fennel), parsley, basil, rosemary, honey, and flaxseed.
The expert recommends caution in taking these substances for people suffering from problems in the digestive system, since their intensity affects and irritates the gastric mucosa.
And she says: “Because we know the effect of heat-producing substances, we should use them in moderation, especially if a person is going to leave the house in cold weather. Because they activate the process of sweating. As for people who suffer from inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, you can drink a drink of ginger, honey and lemon, which helps to increase sweating and thereby accelerates the fall in high body temperature.
According to her, all whole substances have a thermogenic effect, since digestion releases some energy and maintains thermoregulation. So thermogenics include: fish, meat, eggs, whole grains, nuts, some vegetables and fruits.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.