12 Best Foods to Eat While Intermittent Fasting


1. Water

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy eating pattern while intermittent fasting is to promote hydration. As we go without fuel for 12 to 16 hours, our body’s preferred energy source is the sugar stored in the liver, also known as glycogen. As this energy is burned, so disappears a large volume of fluid and electrolytes. Drinking at least eight cups of water per day will prevent dehydration and also promote better blood flow, cognition, and muscle and joint support during your intermittent fasting regimen.


2. Coffee

What about a warm cup of Joe? Will a daily Starbucks run break the fast? It’s a common question among newbie intermittent fasters. But worry not: Coffee is allowed. Because in its natural state coffee is a calorie-free beverage, it can even technically be consumed outside a designated feeding window. But the minute syrups, creamers, or candied flavorings are added, it can no longer be consumed during the time of the fast, so that’s something to keep in mind if you usually doctor up your drink.

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