Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet
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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What is brown adipose tissue? Check out my “prequel” video: Brown Fat: Losing Weight Through Thermogenesis (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/brown-fat-losing-w
For more on the arginine story, see Fat Burning Via Arginine (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fat-burning-via-ar The arginine may also play a role in the effects nuts may have on penile blood flow (Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/pistachio-nuts-for
Spicy food may also help with digestive disorders (Cayenne Pepper for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Indigestion http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/cayenne-pepper-for and the hot pepper compound can be a lifesaver for cluster headache sufferers (Hot Sauce in the Nose for Cluster Headaches? http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/hot-sauce-in-the-n
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