Try These Easy Metabolism Boosters

by : Robert Kokoska

It has been found that certain chemical compounds in some foods and beverages are able to stimulate your metabolism causing you to burn more body fat than usual. Below are just a few easy things you can add to your diet to help burn off those extra calories that can slowly add up over the weeks.

1. Green Tea

Drinking green tea throughout the day can help you to burn an extra 70 to 100 extra calories a day through an effect known as thermogenesis which is the process of heat production in living organisms as well as providing numerous health benefits. Studies also suggest that the chemical EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is found in green tea is responsible for the tea's fat burning properties.

The fat burning property that green tea promotes is called thermogenesis which causes more body fat to get burnt to supply fuel for your cells. Green Tea increases the bodies energy expenditure and also increases fat oxidation which is needed to convert fat into energy.

A European study that ran over over 3 days, in which a total of 10 men were given caffeine, placebos, and EGCG (in the amount found in several cups of green tea). The result was that the men who were given the EGCG burned more total calories (80) each day while the other two groups came out equal.

Athought it does increase fat loss, green tea should not be considered a single solution to weight loss, but it does help in the reduction of fat tissue by thermogenesis which it has been proven to promote. Other than it's fat burning properties, green tea has also been shown to be beneficial for problems such as bad breath, blood sugar, cholesterol, dental cavities and it's powerful antioxidant properties help prevent cell damage.

2. Cayenne Pepper

The second wonderful metabolism booster is cayenne pepper which is made from dried ripe pepper caspsicum.

Several scientific studies have suggested that certain chemical compounds in cayenne pepper also have the ability to increase the body's heat production (thermogenesis), thereby increasing the rate of metabolism of carbohydrates and fats similar in effect to green tea. Additional research also indicates that cayenne pepper increases production of certain chemicals in the body that decrease or suppress appetite.

For people that are on diets it has been suggested that adding between 5 and 10 grams of cayenne pepper to a meal or roughly 27 grams to an entire day's diet will significantly reduce hunger after meals and reduce the amount of calories consumed during subsequent meals.

Cayenne pepper is also considered one of the healthiest herbs available. Use it as much as you can if you can stand the heat. Taking this super fat burning drink several times a day is a great way to help get your 8 plus glasses of water each day and to help shed those extra unwanted pounds.

3. Fat Burning Super Drink

A good way to take cayenne pepper is to put a small amount into a glass of green tea. This drink is considered one of the best natural fat burners and it has also been known to significantly reduce appetite in some dieters.