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Breaking your fast with finesse: Optimising your post-fasting meals

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Fasting has become a popular way to improve health and aid in weight loss. But knowing the correct way to break a fast is essential to reap its benefits. During prolonged fasting, the body stabilises insulin levels by blunting insulin action. So, it’s crucial to break a fast appropriately to control insulin release and give the pancreas a chance to rest.

How to optimise breaking your fast
• Breaking your fast with foods rich in fat and protein before consuming carbohydrates.
• Consuming high glycaemic index foods, like refined sugars and grains, is not advisable. It can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels.
• Consuming bone broth or soup as a first meal.
• Incorporating nutrient-dense foods like leafy greens, nuts and seeds into your first meal to provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals.

Break a fast with foods high in protein and fat for a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream. This helps control insulin release after prolonged fasting. It is essential for biohackers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts who fast for extended periods. Follow these guidelines and maximise the benefits of fasting.

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