Drinks for: Intermittent Fasting

11 drinks for intermittent fasting.

When you are intermittent fasting it is important to drink lots of fluids to keep the body hydrated. 

Your body will require more minerals and nutrients in order to cleanse itself and improve your health.

In today's video we will share with you a list of healthy drinks for intermittent fasting. 

You can drink these throughout the day without breaking you fast. 

These can also be consumed when following the Keto diet, OMAD diet (one meal a day) or any low carb regime.

1. Green Tea:
An ancient drink made from Chinese herbal leaves which can be drank throughout the day. It helps you to feel fuller for longer by increasing a hormone in the brain called dopamine. It also contains compounds which helps your body to tap into its fat reserves for energy.
2. Lemon Water:
Infusing water with a few slices of lemon makes for a healthy citrus tasting drink. This helps the body to digest food from previous meals and reduces the risk of kidney stones. It also lowers uric acid levels to prevent gout and crystals forming in the joints. The high vitamin C boosts the immune system which protects your body from infections.

3. Bone Broth: 
One of the healthiest drinks in any diet, bone broth supplies the body with electrolytes. Electrolytes are important when fasting, as the body can burn through these quickly. A cup of bone broth perks you up and reduces feelings of tiredness and fatigue. 

4. Mineral Water:
Look for a good quality mineral water, preferably from a volcanic source. This water supplies trace minerals and electrolytes to keep you feeling energised throughout the day. Water is one of nature's most powerful healers.

5. Black Coffee:
Black coffee contains polyphenols and compounds which can help you to lose more weight. Consuming 1-2 cups per day will help you to feel more relaxed, however you should not over do this. Too much caffeine can over stimulate the body by producing too much adrenaline. If you wish to sweeten, add a teaspoon of Xylitol or Erythritol or Monkfruit powder. 

6. Matcha Tea: 
This is a super concentrated form of green tea which is grown in Japan and has been used by Monks for centuries. It boosts energy levels, triggers healing at the cellular level and boost metabolism. This helps the body to burn fat faster, but has a higher cost than regular green tea.
7. Black Tea:
Regular black tea will not break a fast and can help you to feel fuller until your eating window. It also contains small amounts of caffeine which will boost your mood. 
8. Unsweetened Almond Milk:
Many people wish to add a little creaming agent to their tea or coffee. Regular milk is not recommended as it contains a small amount of sugar. Unsweetened almond milk can be used, but be sure to check that the product has no hidden or added sugars.  
9. Peppermint Tea:
This contains a natural occurring compound called menthol. This can help to speed up the process of fat burning and boost the metabolism. It can also prevent constipation during intermittent fasting which is a common issue. Kidney function is improved when drinking this every day.
10. Carbonated Water:
Carbonated water is also known as "sparkling water". This is excellent to drink during a fast as the carbonation helps you to feel fuller and more satisfied as the gasses produce a pleasant feeling in the stomach. Feel free to add a slice of lemon or lime to this to this for a zingy flavour. 

11. Apple Cider Vinegar:
Last but by no means least, apple cider vinegar is the most powerful healing liquid in the world. Adding a teaspoon to a glass of water helps the body to absorb more nutrients from previous meals. The acetic acid heals the stomach from digestive disorders and boosts friendly bacteria in the intestines. This fluid is the number 1 weight loss aid ever discovered. 

As you can see there are plenty drinks that you can enjoy throughout the day whilst intermittent fasting. 

Do not add honey or any form of sugar into these drinks, as they will spike the insulin hormone and break your fast. 

You can add a small amount of xylitol or erythritol if you wish. These are sugar alcohols which do not break a fast. 

Diet sodas should also be avoided as these contain aspartame and other artificial sweeteners which can stimulate insulin.

If you do happen to feel sluggish during your fasting it is likely that you are low on electrolytes. Take a 1 litre of water, add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and drink over the course of an hour. This will supply your body with sodium and potassium to correct your electrolyte imbalance. 

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