Nutritionist shares warning signs of having excess black coffee during intermittent fasting

Nutritionist shares warning signs of having excess black coffee during intermittent fasting

To be fair, drinking black coffee is permitted with Intermittent Fasting. But having “too much caffeine” through coffee is not advisable.”

Intermittent fasting is said to be one of the most effective ways of losing weight. In this weight loss regime, a person has to follow a fixed eating pattern in which you’ll have to fast for 8 hours or 16 hours. The weight loss diet is said to be effective when it comes to shedding kilos easily. During the fasting period, a person is allowed to consume drinks that help in providing energy to the body without increasing the calorie intake. One such drink which is permissible during intermittent fasting is black coffee. Black coffee is said to be really effective in providing energy to the body. However, nutritionist Lovneet Batra has some advice to share that you should keep in mind while having coffee during intermittent fasting.

According to Lovneet, “Intermittent Fasting when done right is linked to potential health benefits, such as better digestion, metabolism and cell functioning. But I often see people overdosing on caffeine during the fasting hours in an effort to suppress appetite and boost “energy.” To be fair, drinking black coffee is permitted with Intermittent Fasting. But having “too much caffeine” through coffee is not advisable.”

She has shared warnings for some groups who should not have excess coffee during the fasting time.

  • As per the nutritionist, caffeine can increase the acidic level in the stomach if you are already prone to acidity. Coffee has some elements which increase the ‘GRED symptoms’ in the body.

  • Coffee is said to elevate the anxiety symptoms and make us more prone to panic attacks.

  • The ones who have any pre-existing heart condition, high blood pressure or high heart rate, they must avoid coffee during the fasting period.

  • Women suffering from hormonal imbalance are also advised to stay away from coffee as it can create “an imbalance in estrogen metabolites” by disbalancing estrogen and progesterone ratio.

  • According to Lovneet, “coffee impacts the absorption of levothyroxine which is used in thyroid medicines”

  • Excess caffeine is also said to create digestive issues and speed up the bowel movement.

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