Keeping Warm with Thermogenic Foods

By: Lyne Desforges & Helen Kwon
Registered Holistic Nutritionists

It’s that time of year when we put on the extra layer of thermals to keep us warm on the trails. But did you know that there is another way to keep our body warm and comfortable during our hike? Thanks to the power of thermogenic foods, we can keep warm from the inside out. What are thermogenic foods? All the foods we consume produce energy and give off heat, courtesy of our digestive and metabolic systems, but there are certain foods that increase your body temperature much better than others. Foods with higher amounts of protein, good fats and fibre, take longer to digest and this produces more energy and heat. These are known as thermogenic foods and because of their ability to rev up our metabolism, this can also support healthy weight loss. Before you head out to the trails on a cold winter’s day, consider consuming some thermogenic foods to keep you warm and toasty, from the inside out.

Our Favourite Thermogenic Foods:
Black Pepper, Ceylon Cinnamon, Cruciferous Vegetables, Fatty Fish, Ginger, Green Tea, Hot Peppers, Nuts, and Turmeric.

For more information on each of these thermogenic foods, consult our latest blog post at

Want more thermogenic foods in your diet? Try out our Curry Chickpea Stew at .  It is full of thermogenic foods to warm you inside and out.

Bon appétit