10. Green Tea
Take a look at the ingredients in almost any diet pill or fat-burning supplement and there’s a good chance you’ll spot green tea.
Green tea has been studied extensively for its metabolism and fat-burning capacities.
For instance, one small study in 23 people found that taking three capsules of green tea extract increased fat burning by 17% within just 30 minutes (30).
Another study in 10 adults showed that green tea extract sped up metabolism and increased calorie burning over a 24-hour period by 4% (31).
Similarly, a study in 31 adults found that consuming a beverage containing caffeine, calcium and certain compounds found in green tea three times daily for three days increased the number of calories burnt per day by 106 calories (32).
There are limitless ways to enjoy green tea in the morning. Try adding a squeeze of lemon, drizzling on a bit of honey or brewing your tea with ginger or mint to bring a tasty twist to your cup.
Green tea and its components have been shown to increase fat burning and your number of burnt calories, which could aid weight loss.