Which types of tea and infusions are allowed during intermittent fasting?
Which ingredients break a fast? Here you will find the answers to your questions. In addition, you will learn how the right blends can help you boost your intermittent fasting success.
When doing intermittent fasting, it is important to keep your body hydrated. Read more about the reasons why here.
Tea is a great addition if you are tired of water.
The big advantage: Its valuable ingredients support the effects of fasting:
- Drinking tea helps you to reduce hunger.
- Tea boosts your metabolism, fat-burning processes and autophagy.
- Certain ingredients like for example caffeine provide you with energy.
The best teas for intermittent fasting
During fasting, make sure your tea doesn’t contain any additives that will break your fast. These include fruits, sweeteners (e.g. stevia), or flavors. Here are our favorites:
- Green tea contains catechins and caffeine, which both have an antioxidative effect (i.e., cell-protective) and stimulate your metabolism.
- Black tea comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis). It differs, however, in the processing of the leaves and its average caffeine content.
- Herbal tea can have different properties depending on the type, but generally has a calming, digestive stimulating and vitalizing effect.
- Ginger tea supports your digestion and immune system.
3 tips for enjoying tea in a healthy way
- Consume caffeine in moderation! Too much caffeine can keep you from sleeping and can release glycogen from the liver, causing your insulin levels to rise.
- Prefer organic loose tea leaves! These provide more nutrients and a better taste.
- Enjoy your tea cold brewed.This preserves more valuable ingredients. And especially in summer, this is very refreshing!
This is how you can boost your intermittent fasting success with tea. A nice cup of tea not only is delicious, but also supports the positive effects of intermittent fasting. Thus you lose weight successfully and support your health and wellbeing.