Drink THIS For Massive Fasting Benefits - 15 Intermittent Fasting Drinks | Summary and Q&A

March 16, 2020
Dr. Sten Ekberg
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Drink THIS For Massive Fasting Benefits - 15 Intermittent Fasting Drinks


This video discusses 15 different drinks and how they affect intermittent fasting depending on different goals such as weight loss, insulin resistance, ketosis, and autophagy.

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Key Insights

  • 💧 Water is the best choice for fasting as it is neutral and does not affect any goals, but it should be clean and free of artificial additives. Reverse osmosis water may require mineral supplementation.
  • 🍵 Herb tea is also acceptable as long as it does not contain artificial ingredients.
  • 🍎 Apple cider vinegar has no nutritional value or stimulatory effect, making it a safe choice during fasting.
  • 🍵 Green tea, black tea, and coffee can be consumed in moderation, but their caffeine content may affect adrenal function, blood sugar, and insulin for some individuals.
  • ☕ Bulletproof coffee, when consumed in moderation, has a minimal impact on insulin and is safe for autophagy. However, excessive consumption can provide a significant amount of energy and hinder weight loss efforts.
  • 🥛 Cream is primarily fat, making it acceptable during fasting as long as it is consumed in small amounts. Skim milk, on the other hand, contains sugar and protein that stimulate insulin and should be avoided.
  • 🍵 Milk alternatives like almond milk and cashew milk are acceptable as long as they do not contain added sugar. They are low in calories, protein, and carbohydrates.
  • 🍲 Bone broth is low in sugar and carbohydrates, making it suitable for insulin resistance. However, it contains protein, which may interfere with autophagy if consumed in large quantities.
  • 🍷 Alcohol should be avoided during fasting as it is detrimental to the liver, which is crucial for weight loss, insulin resistance, ketosis, and autophagy goals.
  • 🌿 Green juice, when consumed in small quantities and close to a meal, may provide some health benefits. However, it stimulates insulin and should be limited based on its sugar content, especially during fasting.
  • 🥥 Coconut water is high in sugar and should be avoided during fasting.
  • 🥤 Store-bought juice should be avoided due to pasteurization, which destroys most of the beneficial nutrients, leaving only the sugar content.
  • 🥤 Soda, including diet soda, may trigger an insulin response due to the sweet taste. It is advisable to check blood sugar levels before and after consumption to determine personal tolerance. Overall, water, herb tea, apple cider vinegar, and small amounts of coffee, tea, cream, bone broth, and certain milk alternatives are acceptable during fasting. Green juice, coconut water, store-bought juice, alcohol, and soda should be limited or avoided.


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Questions & Answers

Q: Is it okay to drink green tea while fasting?

Yes, green tea is generally fine in moderation during fasting, as it has a small amount of caffeine. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine or have adrenal fatigue, it's best to limit your intake.

Q: Can I add cream to my coffee while intermittent fasting?

Yes, cream is acceptable during fasting as it is primarily composed of fat and has a minimal insulin response. However, it's important to keep the amount to a couple of tablespoons to avoid disrupting your fasting goals.

Q: What are the best milk alternatives for fasting?

Almond milk and cashew milk are the best options as they contain low calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate. Make sure to choose varieties without added sugar or artificial ingredients.

Q: Can bone broth be consumed while fasting?

Bone broth is acceptable if your primary goal is insulin reduction, but it may affect autophagy due to its protein content. It's best to limit bone broth intake to one cup or less during fasting.

Q: Is it okay to drink alcohol while fasting?

No, it's recommended to avoid alcohol during fasting as it can be detrimental to the liver, which is essential for various fasting goals such as weight loss and autophagy.

Q: Can store-bought juice be consumed while fasting?

It's best to avoid store-bought juice as it is pasteurized and lacks essential nutrients. Most commercial juices contain high sugar content, which can impact fasting goals like weight loss and insulin resistance.

Q: Is drinking diet soda allowed during fasting?

While diet soda contains no calories or sugar, the artificial sweeteners may trigger insulin response in some individuals. Testing your blood sugar levels before and after consuming diet soda can help determine its effects on your fasting goals.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Water is the best drink for all fasting goals, but make sure it's clean water without artificial additives.

  • Herb tea and apple cider vinegar are also acceptable drinks during fasting.

  • Green tea, black tea, coffee, and bulletproof coffee are generally fine in moderation, but be cautious of caffeine intake and its effects on adrenal health.

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