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How Low Can You Go (2) March 30, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Excess Weight Off, Fiery Compound Metabolism, Good Digestion, Less Calorie-burn, More Energy, Pill Form.
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Soda Falls Flat  Digesting food and drink is calorie-burning work; it’s called the “thermic effect.”  But sugary soft drinks cause less calorie burn than beverages that contain a blend of nutrients.  Researchers at New York City’s St. Luke’s Hospital gave 20 patients either sugar water or a beverage containing a mixture of protein, fat, and carbohydrate, like chocolate milk,.  “The mixed-nutrient beverage resulted in a thermic effect 36 percent greater than that of the sugar drink.  The combo drink took more energy to digest, which increased calorie burn by 23 calories.  That may not sound like much, but it could add up to pounds over a year’s time.

Fire in the Belly  Capsaicin, the fiery compound metabolism.  But taking capsaicin in pill form won’t help you keep excess weight off.  In a 17-week Danish study of people who had recently lost nearly 8 percent of their body weight, those taking daily capsaicin supplements were just as likely to put the pounds back on as the people swallowing a placebo.  That isn’t to say the supplements don’t start a fire; people in the study reported a burning feeling in their stomach[s] after taking the capsules.