What to eat after hours of fasting if you want to lose weight

Breaking the fast with the right food may give you the results you have been looking for.

Losing weight

Most people who have tried to use fasting as a way of losing weight have failed in the endeavor. As it turns out, the reason behind this is eating the wrong food after long hours of fasting. Equally misunderstood is the fact that fasting is more for detoxing than for weight loss.

According to scientists, the mistake most people make is that they wait to eat their favorite food to break the fast, without considering whether that food is healthy or not. Experts advise that the best way to break your fast is with bioactive foods.

Bioactive foods or functional foods include fruits, vegetables, proteins, and lipids that promote extra health benefits beyond their typical functions for the human body.

Bioactive food refers to whose food items that work with one or more metabolic processes. Pineapple, papaya, watermelon, almonds and walnuts are foods that are rich in bio-actives. These help in stem cell protection, DNA protection, microbiome protection and angiogenesis (process of formation of new blood vessels). Apart from these functions these bio-active foods also have other health benefits.

Read below to know them all and the food that they come in.

Papaya contains digestive enzyme known as papain, which helps in improving digestion and is perfect for your weight loss. Along with this, it helps to relieve sore throat, heals wounds and reduces muscle soreness. Various studies show that it is good for diabetics and easing menstrual pain.

Fasting increases the risk of dehydration. Watermelon helps prevent this dehydration. Low in calories, it is a perfect fruit for weight loss. Along with water, it also contains vitamins like A, B6, and C, which help improve the immune system of the body. Packed with amino acid and lycopene, it also helps pull back the loose skin caused by fasting.

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 acids, which helps in improving heart health. If you are planning to lose weight, walnuts are the most friendly snacks available after fasting. Use it to break your fast and include it in your regular diet as much as you can.

Almonds have an impressive nutrients profile. Filled with protein, fat, vitamin E, manganese and magnesium, you can use almonds to break your fast. Daily consumption of almonds can help improve skin, eyes and brain health. Make them your go-to snacks and it will help you in losing those extra kilos.

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