Read on to know if you can sip on your favorite black coffee while fasting.
Coffee is the beverage of choice for many people around the world. It is not only a beverage that lifts your spirit, boosts metabolism, helps in the release of happy hormones, but also helps to curb some untimely hunger pangs as well.
Many people follow intermittent fasting to lose weight. This compels them to give a good thought regarding the food to be consumed during fasting so that they are able to achieve the desired result. Coffee, by far is one of the few beverages that most people crave badly during fasting for obvious reasons.
The good news is that you can have a cup of black coffee in the morning, without adding any sugar or dairy, to not affect the fast as black coffee has no calorie or fat content in it, which can otherwise contraindicate with the objective of fasting. In case, you do not savor sugarless black coffee then add some stevia to enjoy the same taste as that of the regular black coffee without interfering with your fasting plan as it is a very low-calorie counterpart of the regular black. Stevia is allowed to be consumed during a fasting meal as it does not impact both the blood sugar and insulin levels.
However, one should be watchful of the fact that consuming coffee on an empty stomach in the morning may irritate the gut, worsen symptoms of heartburn, increase anxiety, and aggravate irritable bowel syndrome. All of these effects of consuming coffee are not generic but vary from individual to individual. People who do not prefer consuming coffee can instead have regular water, calorie-free sparkling water, and black tea as healthier beverage options.