Natural Thermogenics, which foods can help you!
In this content we will talk about which foods can be considered “natural thermogenics” and how they can help you with different goals, click here and read on].
No doubt you, whether you are looking for thermogenic supplements or not, have already come across the famous “natural thermogenic” foods and even if you have not paid attention to the fact that they are foods quite available in everyday life, they are great nutritional sources to be implemented in meals.
But calm down, thinking about it, we at Mundo Whey Sooro blog have developed this complete content on the subject, keep reading and enjoy!
What are thermogenics?
Whether food supplements or natural foods, thermogenics and thermogenic supplements have as their main characteristic, the function of accelerating metabolism, something that, as the name implies, speeds up the common functioning of the metabolism, thus generating a greater burning of calories in the process of transforming fat into energy.
It turns out that some thermogenics act directly on the central nervous system, increasing the body’s release of the hormone known as leptin, which is conducted by the body through the blood.
The hormone leptin is also responsible, in part, for promoting the feeling of satiety, helping to control food intake and eliminating inconvenient hunger, which is responsible for generating the habits of having “snacks” and “coffee breaks” during the day.
The foods that have more thermogenic effects are able to stimulate the CNS (central nervous system) so that the body as a whole remains “in a state of alert” for longer, consequently bringing more energy willingness and a higher energy burning, even for common activities.
Another interesting fact, and equally important to be highlighted, is that because of their “alert state” effects and greater energy release, thermogenics also speed up the heart rate and raise body temperature.
In an even more summarized way, thermogenic foods help burn fat and suppress appetite, and it is exactly because of these benefits that they are increasingly sought after by people who want to keep fit, or even lose weight.
But it is worth remembering that all these characteristics are much more visible when thermogenic foods are aligned with a plan of physical activities and good eating habits.
Citing the point of view of experts, such as the functional nutritionist Luciana Harfenist “Thermogenesis is a process regulated by the nervous system, which can help in the control of weight loss and obesity”.
But after all, how can thermogenic foods help you on a daily basis?
How can thermogenic foods help you?
Since we care about your development and reaching your goals in a healthy way, it is extremely important to remember that in the process of healthy weight loss, there are no miracles!
It happens that, in order for thermogenic foods as well as thermogenic supplements to bring you good results without health risks, the diet and training routine are indispensable, and, as we have already commented before, the support of a professional is always important in this process, after all, it is he who will indicate in an adequate manner, precise menus adapted to your nutritional needs!
Finally, supplemental thermogenics and thermogenic foods should be very well evaluated before being inserted into your diet, some of them bring a greater calorie burn during the day, while others offer more physical endurance during the physical training, which also results in a more intense calorie burn.
In this piece of content, we bring you two of the main benefits of thermogenics when inserted into the diet, check it out:
Elimination of toxins
Because of their side effect of increasing the body temperature and, consequently, the production of sweat, thermogenics offer a greater elimination of toxins through perspiration, helping in the process of “cleaning” the organism.
Increases focus on activities
Another very interesting benefit about foods with thermogenic properties is the increased focus on everyday activities.
Caffeine, for example, is one of the best known thermogenics already inserted in the consumption habits of Brazilians. It is capable of stimulating and helping the mind to maintain concentration for longer, leveraging the learning capacity and productivity in general.
Although thermogenics as a whole have as their main benefit the increase in concentration and the elimination of toxins, it is important to understand that each food has a different action in the body, in order to adapt its properties to the activities to be performed.
In the next topic of this content, we will see how thermogenics impact positively on your workout routine, stay with us.
How do thermogenics influence your workouts?
As we have already mentioned, the greatest demand for foods with thermogenic properties and thermogenic supplements is associated with people who want to lose weight or gain more resistance during workouts and everyday activities.
As everyone knows, the main “excuses” for not working out are lack of time, cold, and indisposition, and this is why thermogenics have become the darling of today, promising to solve all these problems at once.
Caffeine-enriched foods, for example, are capable of significantly boosting physical endurance, making your workout pay off, and giving you that gas to finish all the activities.
In short, through a balanced diet and the consumption of thermogenics, both natural and supplemental, you will certainly feel an increase in performance during training, and even a greater willingness to go to the gym.
But after all, how to do what we have already said and balance a good diet with the ingestion of thermogenics? check it out in the next topic!
How should a thermogenic diet be?
To ingest thermogenics, whether through food or supplements, in a safe manner, it is important to keep in mind that their combination with ingredients that by themselves already speed up the metabolism, is not indicated.
Besides that, consulting a doctor before starting a diet with thermogenics is important to understand your possible history of cardiovascular problems or even insomnia.
Below we have separated a list of some of the foods that can be considered natural thermogenics:
Chili peppers in natura are great natural thermogenics. If you’re more sensitive to their pungency, you can use the famous “biquinho chili peppers” that are not very acidic and pungent – ideal for those who are not used to their consumption.
Remember, the recommended dose for chili peppers is small portions in spices, and no more than twice a day.
Coffee is already a habit of Brazilians in general, so you may not feel a real difference when consuming it. However, the recommended dose is three to four cups of 50 ml per day.
When inserting coffee with more presence in your diet, avoid consuming it about 8 hours before going to bed, so as not to affect the quality of sleep.
Recently, another food that has become quite well-known for its properties in general is cinnamon, both in twigs and powdered form.
In addition to teas, cinnamon is a great alternative for desserts free of sugars and sweeteners, plus they have the much-loved thermogenic properties, making them ideal for dieters.
Last but not least, a food not so well known for its properties is ginger, which can be combined with many common dishes and still bring great benefits to those who consume it.
The recommended by Sooro by the way and by experts, is that the consumption of ginger is about 2 to 4 grams/day.
Thermogenic foods as well as thermogenic food supplements have a lot of presence in the habits of people who exercise, invest in these foods and you will certainly see significant results.