The fat-burning properties of brown adipose tissue can be boosted by cold exposure, certain flavor molecules, and arginine-rich foods.
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For more on the arginine story, see Fat Burning Via Arginine (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fat-burning-via-arginine/). The arginine may also play a role in the effects nuts may have on penile blood flow (Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/pistachio-nuts-for-erectile-dysfunction/).
Spicy food may also help with digestive disorders (Cayenne Pepper for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Indigestion: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cayenne-pepper-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-chronic-indigestion/) and the hot pepper compound can be a lifesaver for cluster headache sufferers (Hot Sauce in the Nose for Cluster Headaches? https://nutritionfacts.org/video/hot-sauce-in-the-nose-for-cluster-headaches/).
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33 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet”
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Does jalapeños and other hot vegetables cause esophageal cancer?
Omg I eat hot peppers all the time, nice
🌶️..soy foods, seeds, nuts, beans..🙌
I love spicy, so it's a win-win.
How about boosting brown fat by regularly taking cold showers…
So glad the last part about eating seeds nuts and bean s works too cause I dont think I could do a tablespoon of cayenne pepper on my food daily…lol
Hello Dr….Never heard so much bullshit in 4.30 minutes…..you should be arrested and rotten in jail for crimes against humanity…..you dont even look human you f….ing fraud….
I eat my peanuts with a LOT of cayenne pepper. BEWARE if you want to pick in my peanuts !! Some time, I even add my own recepices of hot pepper powder in it (trinidad, carolina repear, ghost pepper). Noboby want to mess with my peanuts lol
I think I have an capseisin adiction… and the more I eat, the more I need. Is this a drug ? I use hot pepper in almost everything that I eat.
So if i eat spicy beans, nuts and seeds i won't get fat? Even if i am in a surplus? 🤨🤔
That is bad news for me. I am skinny and have problem gaining weight, i am not underweight but skinny. I go outside in a T-Shirt at below 10°C, without having cold, and i like to eat all this food. I don't want to stop eating my food nor use a jacket when it is cold.
Is there a other way to reduce the production of brown fat while still eating healthy?
Why try and talk so fast which causes you to mumble. Please sloooow down so we can understand you cheers
Сука, блядь, русские субтитры нереально успеть прочесть, я пиздец нахуй в гневе
I love your videos! Thanks for going through all the difficult research and educating all of us in a simple and understandable way! There is a lot of conflicting information out there and it's easy to get lost!
Wim hof method with cold showers!!!
Arginin supplements would also be an idea especially when you can't eat a lot of nuts
Capsicum are native to the Americas, why would Asians have a stronger tolerance than Europeans?
I put chillies in just everything. Even my tea, my chutney, icicles.
I'm super obsessed with it. I even keep some leaves of Bhut Jholokia near my bed to ward of any mosquitoes and even provide warmth in very cold winters. 😅
Dr Greger, I love your videos but why do you look so unhealthy skinny? My 9 year old sister looks stronger than you.
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The hot spicy pepper diet! I could go for that, to a point. At least we know peppers are very healthy for other reasons too. Especially jalapeños, loaded in vitamin C and everything. Now I know why everybody that eating super hot spicy food is dripping sweat while eating. But, I am definitely going to increase how many peppers I eat each day. I’ll stick with extra seeds, nuts and legumes as well. They didn’t include Mexicans in that comparison study? I know a few that can eat a lot of hot peppery food.
Thank you for all your information!!!
"So are our only two options for boosting brown fat to freeze our legs or burn our buts?" 😳🤣😂
spices are great i love the cayenne pepper i use it in a lot of my recipies..!!! Thanks Dr..
Stop putting flashback friday in the title it makes it seem less important! The rest of the title is great! I want you to have more viewers so people can get healthier.
Interesting. A 92 yr. old friend of the family eats ultra hot peppers every day. He is thin and has been for the 40 years I’ve known him.
Eating more soy foods….NO. Too much estrogen and glyphosphate.
Dr. Greger please make a video on hypothyroidism! You are the best!
This is so interesting
Bring on the spicy edamame!
I always put Jalapenos on my bunless Bacon Cheeseburgers and I always sprinke my eggs with Cayenne pepper. Yeah, Baby!
Anyway, adults naturally have very little brown fat… we simply don't need it for heat generation like infants do.
But capsaicin is an irritant that may be linked to gastric ulcers.