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Carmen Correa

17 Thermogenic Foods to Help with Weight Loss

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What if the foods you ate could help you burn calories? That’s the whole idea behind thermogenic foods. Certain foods can help boost your metabolism. Read on to find out how and why.

Thermogenics 101: What It Is And Isn’t

Thermogenics is a big scientific term that essentially means using calories. The term thermogenesis comes from the fact that the byproduct of your body using energy is heat, and the word therm means heat. That’s why they say you “burn calories.”

Thermogenesis can also accelerate weight loss. Sometimes we call this increasing your metabolism, but it basically means you help your body burn calories faster. There are a few ways you can do this, including exercise, weight loss products—thermogenic supplements like Xyngular Accelerate—and weight loss foods.

17 Of The Best Thermogenics Foods

What are thermogenic foods? High thermogenic foods are foods that make your body work harder to digest and convert them into energy. The harder your body works, the more calories you expend in the process. While thermogenic foods won’t have a long-term effect on your metabolism, consistently applying changes in the short term can add up to big changes. Here’s our top thermogenics foods list:

High Protein Foods

Protein is arguably the most effective thermogenic food because it’s hard to break down into usable energy. This means your body burns more calories while digesting them. As an added bonus, they also help you feel full longer. Some good examples include:

  • Lean Meats (i.e. turkey and chicken breast)
  • Eggs
  • Flaxseeds
  • Lentils
  • Nuts (i.e. almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and walnuts)

Spicy Foods

One of the best effects of spicy foods is that it reduces your appetite so you eat less, but foods like chili peppers have also been shown to burn up to 50 extra calories per day. So go ahead and make that salsa extra spicy, and try some of these:

  • Chili Peppers
  • Jalapeño
  • Ginger


There’s a time and a place for caffeine in weight loss. Foods with caffeine are great energy boosters but should be used with caution because of their side effects like crashes, jitters, headaches, and more. Try to keep your daily caffeine consumption under 400 mg. Here are some sources for caffeine:

  • Green Tea
  • Coffee
  • Guarana
  • Matcha
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Espresso

Dark, Leafy Green Vegetables

Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens have high amounts of iron in them, which helps boost your metabolism and makes them thermogenic foods. Broccoli makes the list because it contains glucoraphanin, which is said to help metabolism and lower blood fat levels.

  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Spinach

Coming in with an honorable mention is...water. Drinking water has been shown to increase thermogenesis and weight loss. We’ll raise a glass (of water) to that!

Double Up on Thermogenics For Better Results

If you want your thermogenic foods to have an even bigger impact on your weight loss, pair them with Xyngular Accelerate. Accelerate is a caffeine-free weight loss product that has thermogenic properties, but it doesn’t stop there. Like other Xyngular products, we carefully selected each Accelerate ingredient so it provides a wide range of weight loss support, including helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels, controlling appetite, supporting 24-hour fat-burning potential, and more.*

If you’re ready to try Xyngular Accelerate and find out for yourself how well it works, contact your Xyngular distributor, or log in to your Xyngular account to order Accelerate thermogenic today!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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