Here’s how to break a fast the right way. HYLETE Health Advisor Thomas DeLauer begins by introducing 3 foods to avoid when breaking your fast. Food like fruit, lactose, and cruciferous vegetables are all non-beneficial and can actually be harmful to your body after a fast. Instead, DeLauer proposes that those breaking a fast stick to rice cakes and easy foods. 

Key Terms:

Mucosal Atrophy- layer in your gut 

Raffinose- a sugar present in beet, cottonseed, etc., and breaking down to fructose, glucose, and galactose on hydrolysis.

If you’re interested in learning about other foods you need to avoid when trying to achieve a particular goal click on Top Foods to Avoid that Cause Bloating

The following is a transcription of the above video:

Intermittent fasting is awesome, but it's important that you know what not to break your fast with. When you're fasting, you have a layer of mucosal atrophy in your gut, meaning your intestinal tract loses some of the mucosal protective layers, so we have to be very careful with what we eat.

Number one, don't consume a lot of fruit right when you break your fast. The fructose is hard to metabolize, and it ferments in your gut. When it ferments in your gut, it can irritate the layer of your intestinal tract, also causing a lot of excess gas that's going to make you feel uncomfortable. Number two, avoid the whey protein shakes and the Greek yogurt. No lactose, simply because that mucosal layer is broken down, the acid from the milk and the lactose is going to irritate any ulcers or any issues you may have. Number three, we want to avoid the cruciferous veggies, the broccoli, the cauliflower, the things like that, simply because they contain something called raffinose. That raffinose ferments in your gut produce a lot of methane, hydrogen, and CO2, and that's going to make you super uncomfortable. Stick to the bland rice cakes and the easy food. I'll see you in the next video.