Drink THIS For Massive Fasting Benefits – 15 Intermittent Fasting Drinks

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Hello Health Champions. The number one question
I get about fasting is which drinks are okay to have during intermittent fasting which
ones are acceptable for you to drink and which ones will sabotage your progress coming right
up hey I’m Doctor Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor and a former Olympic decathlete and if you
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and hit the notification bell so you don’t miss anything someone to go over 15 different
drinks and I want to also talk about how they affect you depending on what your goal is
and if you stick with me all the way to the end I’m going to have a little bonus for you
something that a lot of people wonder about that I think that you will really enjoy so
there are four primary goals that people have when they doing intermittent fasting one would
be weight loss one would be insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes even though weight typically
comes along with some insulin resistance there are some people have insulin resistance and
type 2 diabetes not overweight so that can shift things a little bit there are some people
who want to be in ketosis because ketones have certain benefits and there’s a lot of
people who don’t feel like they have much of a health issue but they want to optimize
things with autophagy the first drink we’re going to talk about is water and it’s the
obvious choice because water is what the body is made of its the neutral fluid medium of
the body and because it’s neutral it is perfectly okay no matter what your goal is the only
thing you want to be sure of is that it’s clean you don’t want to drink tap water you
don’t want to drink things with artificial additives she want to get a good home filter
or you want to get a good quality bottled water a lot of the bottled water is reverse
osmosis and that’s okay for temporary things for temporary use but in the long run it’s
a little too clean it has a tendency to rob your body of mineral So if you use reverse osmosis
water like a lot of the most popular a bottled waters are then you want to add a little bit
of minerals or a salt sprinkle to it when you drink it drink number two is herb tea
also totally okay just make sure that you get something that doesn’t have anything artificial
now the vast majority of herbal teas are going to be totally fine but just make sure that
they don’t put anything funky in there the third drink is apple cider vinegar and this
one also is totally okay it has no nutrients it has no stimulatory effect no energy value
so therefore it doesn’t affect your body at neutral right to all these three totally okay
next let’s talk about tea and coffee so green tea is the one that has the least caffeine
but it does have some it has about 25 mg per 8 oz it’s not a whole lot but if you had 10
or 15 or 20 cups throughout the day that’s still a lot of caffeine so I would give it
a green check mark but for some people it may make a difference and because caffeine
is a stimulant it can stimulate your adrenals you can stimulate your adrenals to make drenalin
and cortisol it could affect blood sugar and Insulin in some people and for the most part
you don’t have to worry about this but if you feel like your body is super sensitive
or you have some adrenal fatigue or if you’re just really really stubborn weight then this
might be something that you want to watch for social drinking green tea and you’re drinking
less than six to eight cups I’d say you’re totally fine black tea same story by black
tea might have about twice as much caffeine on average there’s a bigger range on that
so you want to have maybe half as much don’t drink 6 to 8 cups may be limited to three
or four and with coffee again we’re getting and basically a doubling of the caffeine on
average there’s a huge variety so I would say one or two cups is probably okay but don’t
be drinking coffee throughout the day if you’re sensitive all right there are some people
that it will make absolutely no difference for these goals but it’s something to be aware
of next up is everyone’s favorite Bulletproof Coffee what would fasting be without Bulletproof
Coffee right well this is also something that we give a green check mark but we have a little question mark next to
it because even though it has virtually no impact on insulin and it is no protein or
sugar if you do it right so it’s also safe for a coffee in moderation we want to understand
that Bulletproof Coffee can still provide a lot of energy it filled fuels the body to
some degree so you can put two tablespoons of fat in there and you make about 300 calories
or if you put 3 or 4 tablespoons of fat in there now you’re talkin five or 600 calories
and if you had one of those that’s probably okay but if you’re one of those people have
two or maybe three now you could get almost a full caloric intake for a day just from
having a few Bulletproof Coffee so just understand that it’s alright from an insulin perspective
but you don’t want to turn it into a meal because if you put that much fuel in the bone
in the body has no reason to burn the fat on your body then what about cream is cream
okay yes because the vast majority of calories in cream come from fat it’s over 90% of calories
from fat so it has a very very slight insulin response and as long as you keep it to maybe
a couple of tablespoons then it is not going to mess up your goals so cream is okay what
does that say about other forms of a dairy like skim milk well there’s a big big difference
because whereas cream has virtually all the calories from fat skim milk has virtually
all the calories from sugar and protein both of which are going to stimulate insulin significantly
cream is so rich that just a little bit is going to turn your coffee white where skin
is so lean it is so low in fat that you have to put a lawn in there before it looks like
you added anything so if you use it as a creamer the tendency will be to use a whole lot more
of the skim milk and because it triggers insulin it is a really bad idea it has about three
and a half percent protein and a little over 5% sugar and almost zero fats almost all the
calories come from protein and sugar and it’s going to stimulate insulin next people wonder
about the milk Alternatives the cashew milk that oat milk the almond milk the rice milk
et cetera and here’s the rule they are okay as long as they don’t have sugar added so
the two best ones that I’ve seen are almond milk and cashew milk because a whole cup of
that stuff has 22 to 25 to 30 calories and it has virtually zero protein and zero carbohydrate
so it most of those calories are coming from fat and you have to drink a whole cup to get
like 20-30 calories worth that means if you put in 3 4 tablespoons into your coffee it’s
going to have basically a zero affect the thing to make sure though is don’t get the
stuff with sugar or anyting artificial added I would also keep it to less than two cups
a day but don’t drink it all at once because now you’re kind of giving the body a sense
that you’re getting a meal I probably keep it under a cup so if you having three cups
of coffee or three cups of tea and you put like a quarter cup or 1/3 of a cup in each
then I think you’re still okay to cups would be really on the high-end and definitely don’t
have them all at once so what about bone broth that’s almost synonymous what’s fasting and
bone broth is fantastic it is virtually zero sugar zero carbohydrate it has a lot of fat
also it has mostly protein has some fat and virtually zero carbohydrate it’s also full
of healing nutrients like college in a lot of gut healing nutrients and it has a ton
of good mineral so it’s a fantastic food and I would say that it’s okay if you’re looking
primarily to reduce insulin then it’s going to have a very slight insulin response however
this is the one that’s going to be a little different for autophage because autophagy is mostly
sensitive to protein it’s the lack of protein and calories that drive autophagy and autophagy is of your courses when your body is has few nutrients and it up regulates its cleaning, its immune system and recycling it recycles viruses
and bacteria in dead cells and garbage and debris in the body and if you add a bunch
of proteins then it’s not so eager to recycle anymore so you want to keep your proteins
below 20 or 18g in order to be in autophagy. that’s the protocol recommended by the fasting
mimicking diet and bone broth has as much as 10 grams of protein per cup so if you had two cups then that bone broth alone would probably push you over the edge where you
start affecting apology as far as the others go insulin resistance I think you’re still
okay if you’re looking for autophagy then limit the bone broth you probably okay up to maybe
a cup alright drinks number 12 alcohol is that a good idea well I’m going to say no
even if it doesn’t stimulate insulin a whole lot and even if it doesn’t necessarily kick
you out of ketosis it is just not good for your liver and all of these goals depend on
your liver there is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and there is alcoholic fatty liver
disease so if you have insulin resistance then the liver is struggling as it is and
if you trying to engage autophagy which is a cleanup process it’s the liver that does
most of that cleaning so whether you have one or more of these goals it’s you trying
to take care of your liver and alcohol is not the friend of a liver so if you trying
to get through weight loss insulin resistance keto autophagy I would say to stay away from
alcohol number 13 green juice juice in general is not great but green juice now that’s something
squeeze yourself from fresh greens fresh leafy greens and it can have a lot of good health
benefits but we’re going to put a question mark on that because it’s going to depend on your goal
it’s going to stimulate insulin so it’s going to depend on how much you have and when you
have it is also going to be important if you have an intermittent fasting patter let’s
say you’re doing 18:6 or 16:8 or something like that if you have green juice during your
fasting. It will break your fast because it’s going to create a bit of a sugar Spike but
if you have if you’re in ketosis for low-carb and you have a carbon budgets so to speak
of maybe 30 grams and you have that Green Juice close to a meal like say let’s say you
have a 20 minutes before a meal if you have it somewhere between your two meals now it’s
not going to create a tremendous amount of damage right is going to create a little bit
of an insulin Spike right before your meal when you would have an insulin Spike anyway
so I would encourage great quantities but if you’re looking to supercharge your body
with some nutrients and you feel like green juices is really beneficial for your body
if he does well then I would say have a little bit but count the carbs make sure you know
how much sugar is in there and I wouldn’t go over maybe 5 grams of sugar in that juice
and then have it close to a meal so that you don’t create additional insulin spikes in
addition to your regular meals and as far as etapa g go etapa g is super sensitive to
both sugar and protein so I’m pretty sure that it would break whatever trend call Fadi
you have going on if you have any kind of concentrated sugar like juice so when we’re
fasting we’re doing coconut oil we can do coconut cream can do coconut milk to some
degree what about coconut water is not still sort of the same thing and it’s full of all
these good minerals will not really because the coconut water portion has no fat and no protein
but it has a lot of sugar and it’s very very easy to drink a lot of that stuff so it’s
basically sort of like the green juice but it doesn’t necessarily have all that much
benefit so yeah it’s sort of those like the green juice if you had just a little bit like
a cup or half a cup close to a meal because you just love it and you feel those minerals would
do some good then maybe but other than that I would really 2.6% sugar and most of the
time people are probably going to drink at least a pint or half a liter so now you’re
talkin 12 to 15 grams of sugar number 15 store-bought juice so one we can make an argument for some
benefits of fresh-squeezed homemade juice from fruit or vegetables I don’t see any reason
to ever buy store-bought juice because it has to be pasteurized in order to be sold
in a store and now you’re destroying most of the benefits most of the enzymes and the
Life actors in the fight of factors and the polyphenols and whatever else might be in
that juice you’re destroying it with that pasteurization so when you put a big red X
on that because all you’re really getting now is sugar water yeah it’s a little bit
better than Coca-Cola but not a whole lot orange juice is about 8% sugar apple juices
about 10% sugar so if you have a cup you’re already getting about 25 grams of sugar in
their absolutely not a good idea for any of these protocols no matter what your goal is
for weight loss or reducing insulin resistance stay away from store-bought juice thanks for
sticking with me through this and now that you understand some of these principles let’s
talk about soda because a lot of people love so that we’re not we’re going to just dismiss
very quickly the regular soda that has the sugar and the high fructose corn syrup because
that’s a no-brainer that’s for the most part that’s the reason most people got in trouble
in the first place but then there is this diet soda so now we want to start understanding
a little bit because most people think will that should be totally fine because it has
no calories it has no sugar and if I do caffeine free version now it has no stimulants so it’s
sort of like an herb tea right no because the sweet taste can trigger something called
the cephalic affect the cephalic response and what does that mean it means that any
time that you put something in your mouth and you taste it your body the intelligence
of your body start preparing your digestion for the food that is about to come and if
you taste something sweet then your body think it’s about to receive nutrients and it may
in some cases start producing and releasing some insulin they’ve done some studies on
this and they haven’t been totally conclusive some study say that certain artificial sweeteners
will trigger it but the stevia won’t and I wouldn’t put too much faith necessarily those
studies the fact is if you taste something sweet there is a possibility that your body
start anticipating and start preparing a digestive response and releasing some insulin so how
do you know if this is going to affect you while here’s how you check it and this is
opposite to what most people think they think that they drink something sweet the blood
sugar should go up but it’s the other way around if you drink something sweet but there
is no sugar there’s no actual nutrients and your body produces insulin your blood sugar
will go down so you check your blood sugar before you have a drink to check your blood
sugar after if it drops a point or two I wouldn’t worry about it but if you see that you’re
dropping 5 or 10 points now you know that your body is responding to this it is producing
more insulin and that is driving your insulin resistance to report a question mark on this because it’s
going to be okay for most people I would again not recommend the artificial sweeteners but
I have checked this on myself on Stevia drinks and it has no impact for me so most people
are going to be totally fine but again everyone is different so you want to figure out you
want to understand the principal and the mechanism and then figure out and test how it works
for you if you found this helpful make sure you also check out that video thank you so
much for watching I’ll see you next time

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