3. Red pepper and ginger
Did you know that sometimes all it takes to increase fat burning is to add specific spices in your food? We’re talking about red pepper and ginger which make your meals delicious and increase the metabolic rate at the same time. And if you happen to like spicy food, all the better, because increasing fat loss will be a real no-brainer. Red chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin which gives them the hot taste. This compound increases body fat loss by increasing the metabolic rate via its ability to increase the levels of norepinephrine.
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Capsaicin also has the potential to drastically reduce hunger, thus lowering your total daily calorie consumption. Ginger is a plant with anti inflammatory properties, and properties that can soothe motion sickness and nausea. It is also very helpful when it comes to fat loss. Studies have shown that ginger in its fresh and dry form increases the metabolic rate and the release of lactic acid by the muscles.
Since lactic acid directly stimulates the release of growth hormone (GH) and the GH, in turn, increases lipolysis, you get another fat-loss property of ginger. Always look for ways to add both ingredients to your meals. Red pepper usually mixes well with traditional Mexican cuisine, but you can also use it to spice up some eggs or cheese. You can also use hot sauces or salsas which have red pepper in them. When it comes to ginger, an easy way to consume it is with sushi or sashimi by adding it in the form of pickled ginger. There’s also the option of buying ginger root, slicing it into a stir-fry or adding it into your tea.
4. Sesamin and TTA
There are specific supplements that work to increase fat loss by increasing the activity of those genes in charge of controlling fat burning and fat storage. And sesamin and TTA have this ability. Sesamin is an extremely potent antioxidant as well as fat-burner. Its active form has been proven to activate a specific type of receptors inside the muscle, liver and heart cells, called peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor alpha (PPAR alpha).
Turning this receptor on will cause the activation of genes which increase fat burning and reduce the storage of additional fat. Tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA), on the other hand, is a fatty acid which as sulfur atoms connected to it, preventing it from being used as an energy source by the body, but still, allows to control the burning and storage of fats. TTA stimulates PPAR alpha, plus PPAR delta and gamma, which elicits other effects like decreasing total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels while increasing insulin sensitivity. This basically means your body needs less insulin to break down sugars than normal, which further helps with fat loss. Consume 600-1000 mg of sesamin and 300-1000 mg of TTA with every meal.