Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet

Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet


  1. chuckMvideos says:

    So now the question is how does arginine work? 🙂

  2. PLANT ᗷASED ᒪIFE says:

    So with continued use would Caucasians build up a resistance to the effects of capsaicin, like Asians?

  3. Amanda Austin says:

    this is fantastic news because i could eat tofu all freakin' day

  4. Juan Zombo says:

    Funny. I typically eat my beans with some type of hot sauce. Guess I'm covered.

  5. Inocencio De la Torre says:

    I waited for this video to come out. 🙂 thanks

  6. Frank V says:

    I am addicted to Sriracha so this is good news. I also eat a lot of beans.

  7. Robert Castro says:

    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!

  8. Britiny says:

    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…

  9. Edith Spencer says:

    Seeds, nuts, beans and spices. So… very much part of a plant based diet! LOL who knew?

  10. Morfeus says:

    All hail Sriracha!

  11. Yumiko says:

    Spicy three bean chili woot woot

  12. TheAtheistPaladin says:

  13. Potato Strong says:

    yep just eat plant based no magic bullets, ok I use a magic bullet to blend stuff lol

  14. ISX says:

    Time to put my AC to 17

  15. Cristina Basile says:

    Does this mean I can keep putting Sriracha sauce on my potatoes?! Haha dat sodium tho.

  16. Ozzylot says:

    That pun though…

  17. TeknoPhil84 says:

    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.

  18. Lama Jigme Gyatso: Meditate Like a Jedi says:

    thanks doc!

  19. Lrdvltr says:

    Way to stay ahead of the trend articles about "spicy food promoting longer lifespans" 


  20. Meagan Collins says:

    Why does the cold make you lose fat if fat keeps you warm?

  21. Persimmon says:

    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?"

  22. Leslie Lopez says:

    bee pollen video plaese

  23. PutBoy says:

    I'm guessing this is the reason you can get night sweats after eating a hot meal too close to bedtime?

  24. Avan Wraithwood says:

    What about taking a capsicum supplement? Would that have the desired effect too?

  25. Carl Stawicki says:

    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.

  26. etmax1 says:

    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.

  27. John Lord says:

    10*  10*  10*  10* …

  28. Infopowers says:

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

  29. Vishal Chomal says:

    Thank you so much for the informative video, Dr. Greger!

  30. The IBD Vegan says:

    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?

  31. theslk28 says:

    Artificial room lighting, hence the bad habit of sleeping late affects brown fat.

  32. Hope says:

    Thaaats why khunts like Beyoncé drink Kayen pepper lemon water shit
    Well there you go!!!

  33. A Harris says:

    would you consider making a video about your lifestyle recommendations? like what you do for diet.

  34. Nero Wolfe says:

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

  35. orbitalsatellite says:

    thanks so much for the great work you do!

  36. HighCarb Schwabe says:

    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?

  37. cuba man says:

    so paprika help u lose weight?

  38. Dwight E Howell says:

    You can take capsules but bleep man even they cause an upset tummy.

  39. dan langan says:

    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?

  40. Green Deane says:

    I think the real solution to our dietary problems, and world hunger, is to eat vegetarians.

  41. Lulu says:

    Love your channel!!

  42. DeusExMacchiato says:

    I wonder if cold showers would be able to activate it?

  43. C Riz says:

    great info doc!

  44. Reinventing My Life says:

    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.

  45. Sarah Solinger says:

    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

  46. Nesterhaus says:

    Should we assume this soy food you most recommend to support such efforts be organic and fermented? Thank you!

  47. David Nyström says:

    Thank god, I can't eat spicy stuff 🙁

  48. Green Deane says:

    Hot pepper promotes fat burning… that certainly explains why Hispanics are so skinny.

  49. LoseBellyFatFast says:

    awesome video. Excellent work. Acquire a lot of knowledge from this video.

  50. louis poirier says:

    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,

  51. rei miyasaka says:

    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.

  52. Rogue Planet says:

    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.

  53. SciSci Toys says:

    Too much Arginine switches on Herpes though, right?

  54. Redpill Progressive says:

    how about getting arginine from dark chocolate

  55. justcallme... says:

    So brown fat burns yellow fat?  I am confused.

  56. Kristin says:

    And here I was watching the last video saying I guess I have to work out in the cold NY winter 😂

  57. ColdCutz says:

    So spicy chili on a cold day is the perfect storm of weight loss.

  58. Vegan Ostomy says:

    So putting The Last Dab on a bean salad is probably a great weightloss dish? Count me in!

  59. Closing the Loop says:

    So sit naked on an ice block while eating beans with hot peppers??? got it!!!

  60. UnknownXV says:

    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.

  61. Karen M. says:

    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

  62. 3x3 says:

    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.

  63. 3x3 says:

    I usually put around 3 tbsps of cayenne pepper in my lentils and curry. Probably why no one in my family eats my cooking.

  64. Dannenberg Hadrys says:

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

  65. Big Broccoli says:

    OK, so eat some spiced up beans wit flax seeds and take a cold shower!

  66. vona markov says:

    Why is mexico obese then

  67. Bas X says:

    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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