Top 5 Thermic Foods
1. Lean Meats (chicken, turkey, beef, fish)
Once again, protein is the number one factor that influences TEF. And meat is the best source of slow-digesting protein available.
Another protein-rich food, eggs are an excellent addition to meat.
3. Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
Coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s). This type of dietary fat has a thermic effect of up to 12%, compared to just 3% for other fats5.
How MCT’s Help You Burn More Fat
4. Green Tea or Coffee
The caffeine and catechins found in coffee and green tea may work to boost your metabolism6. Just don’t listen to anyone trying to sell you tea as a complete weight loss solution. 🙄
5. Legumes (beans, peas, lentils)
Lastly, legumes are a plant-based source of protein. Plus, they’re a good source of beneficial fiber.