8 Thermogenic Foods That Boost Metabolism

Rich in capsaicin, cayenne pepper can boost your metabolism by increasing body temperature and fat oxidation. Adding a little to your meals can give you a metabolic spike.

Cayenne Pepper

Known for its antioxidant properties, green tea also contains catechins which can help enhance metabolic rate. Regularly drinking green tea can assist in weight loss and fat burning.

Green Tea

Another spice that can boost metabolism due to its warming effects on the body. Ginger helps increase body temperature, which can help burn more calories.


The caffeine in coffee can significantly boost metabolism and energize your workouts. It stimulates the central nervous system, raising heart rate and metabolism.


Unlike other fats, coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats.

Coconut Oil

This has been shown to help increase metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar levels for longer periods and helping to control appetite.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Foods like oatmeal and brown rice require more energy to break down than processed grains. This increases calorie burn and helps to boost metabolic rate.

Whole Grains

Similar to cayenne, chili peppers contain capsaicin, which can boost your metabolism by increasing your body's heat production and fat oxidation rates.

Chili Peppers

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