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Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet

Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet


67 Replies to “Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet”

  • Hey Dr. Greger! Great video, educational as always! 
    I was wondering if you can make a video in regards to protein requirements for different activity levels. So for example, what is the optimal minimum protein requirement for an endurance athlete? Optimal minimum protein requirement for a bodybuilder (drug free of course). And optimal minimum protein requirement for a powerlifter. Three different sports and three different goals. I believe there's a misconception as to how much protein we really need. It would be helpful if you can clear this up for us.
    Thanks in advance!

  • WOW! It's hard to believe many people promote avoiding nuts and seeds because of their high fat content. Thank you so much for the informative video, Dr. Greger! Think I'll be having some walnuts on my salad for lunch today…

  • I used to use L-Carnitine as a fat burning supplement. Well, I lost weight and sweat like a horse during exercise, too bad my muscle faded away alongside the fat.

  • Man, we're all trying to find that magic pill so we can eat plenty of junk food and do no exercise, but still be slim. Sorry people, it's not capsaicin. Put down the microwave dinner, put down the TV remote. Eat whole, natural foods, exercise most days the week, and keep some active hobbies. That's it. It's not hard once it becomes habit. Then you won't have to worry about, "what chemical can I ingest that may have a 0.X% effect on some metabolic process this week?"

  • It's easy enough to make cayenne powder capsules, which would make it easy to get a good dosage. Just take them with a meal because you can't do cayenne on an empty stomach.

  • Well I must be part Asian then 🙂 because I can eat pretty hot chillies and as to but burning, I find that only happens if there is a lot of fat with the chillies. If I eat the chillies straight or they are in a low fat dish I experience no such things.

  • Do you think that boosting brown fat through diet (cayenne pepper) is safe for a diabetic being treated with Glipzide?

  • Hmmm, this is very interesting. Could this mean that people that sleep with the window open when it's cold, have a higher chance of staying thin?

  • Is there any credible link between stomach cancer and ingesting an excess of chili peppers? And what specifically is quantified as excessive? Thank you.

  • How many additional kcals of fat can you burn per day by eating capsaicin?

    The activation of the BAT may be significant but is it also relevant?
    Example: I would consider several 100kcal per day relevant, maybe 300kcal which is roughly 1 oz of fat.

    What about the combination of exercising in the cold and consuming capsaicin before?

  • I'm not doubting the benefits of nuts and beans, I do eat my share. However, I question cold therapy for fat loss. Wouldn't that mean that most people in Alaska, Montana, Greenland and such places (that spend time outdoors) all have lower BMIs?

  • I have been vegan for 8 weeks. I have been on a calorie restriction eating plan since 2012 so I hope to get to goal weight in 2015, going vegan is my last hope.

  • Thanks for helping me prove how idiotic everyone i know is with your videos 🙂 sadly none of my friends will watch them for themselves though because they think your voice is monotone but i don't care I'll listen to the truth/facts all day long even if it's from alvin the chipmunk himself

  • It won't work, cause if one takes too much calories, it's not an exposure and a bit or exercise that will change all those white fat cells into brown fat. Peope want to hear: you won't have to work out and you won't have to cut down in fast food and you will become lean.
    I've lost 20 pounds of belly fat in four months, eating better but not less, exercising almost every day.
    Laziness is the major sin,

  • Japanese people are notoriously sweet-toothed both now and historically. We get laughed at for our lousy kimchi and curry. I feel bad for the people in that study.

  • Seems like you could make a purely fat burning hot sauce by mixing cayenne with ACV… and maybe a few other things like garlic powder or something. I think I'm definitely going to have to try that.

  • This must be partially why I find it easy to stay thin during the cold winter months. I walk 30+ minutes a day, but I don't bundle up too much. I like the chill, oddly enough. And I eat a ton of peanuts, peanut butter, almonds. Plus I LOVE spicy food. Spicy soups, black bean burgers, black bean sloppie joes, tacos, etc! Sriracha + jalapenos and hot chili flakes and cayenne, every day.

    My body must be a veritable furnace.

  • hahaha. some foolish dude (he wrote a book, the 1 hr a week to workout?? idrememrer) he put himself in iced bathtub daily and other foolish things to attempt to burn the BAT. guess he didn't read enough studies or Dr. Greger. bahaha

  • Another cool thing about cooking with a lot of cayenne pepper is that my family is less willing to try my food. So, more food for me.

  • I wonder why he only mentioned Arginin – sources from plants ! All animal – Protein has ten times more – i smell Ideologie…

  • Meat is also a rich source of arginine, but because of mr Gregers bias towards veganism he wil refuse to say that meat can also have healthy aspects…

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