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Break A Fast the Best Way with These 12 Foods

End your fasting right with these foods.

Fasting has steadily become a popular trend in the last 10 years. Before you only heard about it in the context of religious rituals to “cleanse” the body and spirit. Now you see many entrepreneurs and performance-minded people swearing by its benefits. What gives?

It’s simple, fasting is an awesome way to put your mind in an optimal state of clarity to perform any thought-intensive task. In the physical realm, it allows you to lose weight, and from a fitness perspective, to shed most of your bulk mass and get that coveted “cut” to look shredded.

When doing a fast there’s also the little question of what to eat to break out of it. Not much people think this through, but you better believe there are some better foods than others to do just that. Whatever your intentions, besides some weight you could do without, there’s very little to lose by fasting, and you can make it optimal by consuming the best foods to break a fast after being done with one.

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What are the best foods to break a fast?

Oats

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Oats below.
Aside from dietary fiber, oats have a surprising amount of protein and when mixed with cinnamon for anti-inflammatory properties and also coconut oil – this adds in a fair amount healthy fat to make you feel more full.

Almonds, pecans, walnuts and dried cranberries

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Almonds, pecans, walnuts and dried cranberries below.
Fruits and nuts are win-win. This powerful nutrient-dense combination will give you all the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and flavonoids you’ll need for the entire day.

Eggs and Avocado

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Eggs and Avocado below.
Protein and heart-healthy fat is the name of the game here. These two foods go together perfectly. The amazing thing about eggs is the sheer number of ways they can be prepared other foods they can be mixed with such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, spinach, broccoli, chicken, beef, and salmon.

Yogurt

This recommendation came from Samantha Morrison from Glacier Wellness, you can find out more about Samantha Morrison here, or read more about their recommendation of Yogurt below.
Yogurt is a great snack that’s loaded with protein, healthy fats, vitamin B, and calcium that’ll keep you happy and satiated. More importantly, yogurt is loaded with natural electrolytes which replenish your body after a long fast. Furthermore, the dairy snack also helps regulate the immune system thanks to its high levels of vitamin D, making it a wise decision after missing out on a day’s worth of nutrients.

Soups/Broths

This recommendation came from Thea Boatswain from Elan Fitness and Nutrition, you can find out more about Thea Boatswain here, or read more about their recommendation of Soups/Broths below.
Soups and broths are a great go-to when breaking a fast. When fasting the metabolism slows down because there is no food to work off. SO when breaking a fast, it’s important to take it slow with reintroducing foods to the stomach. A liquid rich soup or broth will gently ease the gut in to breaking down food and give your body the chance to speed the metabolism back up.

Juices

This recommendation came from Thea Boatswain from Elan Fitness and Nutrition, you can find out more about Thea Boatswain here, or read more about their recommendation of Juices below.
Juices are a great food to break as fast with as they are easy to digest and will provide the body with much-needed nutrients. A freshly pressed juice with bits of pulp in it is great because the pulp contains beneficial fiber.

Cooked vegetables

This recommendation came from Thea Boatswain from Elan Fitness and Nutrition, you can find out more about Thea Boatswain here, or read more about their recommendation of Cooked vegetables below.
Cooked vegetables are ideal to break a fast with because the cooking process breaks down some of the cellulose (the stuff that makes the vegetable rigid) and makes it easier to digest. Make sure not to overcook the vegetable though, you still want it to retain its beneficial nutrients.

Veggie Omelet

This recommendation came from Sonja Franzmann from SonjaFranzmann, you can find out more about Sonja Franzmann here, or read more about their recommendation of Veggie Omelet below.
A veggie omelet with a few baby roasted potatoes is a perfect combination to break your fast, and give you energy, without feeling sluggish.

Blueberries

This recommendation came from Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii, you can find out more about Olyvia DuSold here, or read more about their recommendation of Blueberries below.
Delicious little balls of glory that pack a serious punch when it comes to satiety. Whenever I come off of a fast, I find myself to be slower in the kitchen and a handful of blueberries will help when it comes to starving off the hunger until I can make myself a post-fast appropriate meal.

Walnuts and flaxseeds

This recommendation came from Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii, you can find out more about Olyvia DuSold here, or read more about their recommendation of Walnuts and flaxseeds below.
Both of these goodies have a balanced ratio of omega 6’s and omega 3’s and when coming off a fast that is something that you may just want to get right. Omega 3 help with heart, brain and metabolic health while omega 6 is an important source of energy for the body. A healthy ratio is 1:2-1:4 while the standard first world dweller is getting 1:10-1:17 which is much too high.

Hempseeds/hemphearts

This recommendation came from Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii, you can find out more about Olyvia DuSold here, or read more about their recommendation of Hempseeds/hemphearts below.
This right here may be the best little post-fasting food ever! It too is balanced in omega 3 and omega 6 fats, but it is also a great source of protein! Yup, all 9 essential amino acids can be found in these bad boys and when your stomach is a little shrunk after a fast 11 grams of protein per 2-3 tablespoons (or 30 grams) you eat doesn’t sound like a bad trade off at all.

Water

This recommendation came from Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii, you can find out more about Olyvia DuSold here, or read more about their recommendation of Water below.
Just because you finished your fast doesn’t mean your body isn’t done dumping toxins. Keep you water intake higher than usual so that you can continue to move toxins and help your body aid in digestion and move nutrients from your digestive track to where they need to go.

Who contributed to this article?

Rio Rocket from RioRocket

Samantha Morrison from Glacier Wellness

Thea Boatswain from Elan Fitness and Nutrition

Sonja Franzmann from SonjaFranzmann

Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii

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