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My Top Foods to Break a Fast With | Intermittent Fasting Favorites

My Top Foods to Break a Fast With | Intermittent Fasting Favorites

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My Top Foods to Break a Fast With | Intermittent Fasting Favorites – Thomas DeLauer

1) Organic Rice Cakes NON KETO along with lean protein

During a fast you’ll be insulin sensitive, and upon breaking a fast you can capitalize on this is these ways:

Insulin shuttles protein into muscle cells and carbs spike insulin

Adding carbs to protein will increase the amount of protein absorbed
Increases in insulin are associated in increases in mTOR

Per a study in the journal Nutrients, “a postprandial increase of insulin and glucose acutely activates mTOR within metabolic tissues”


Fasting decreases the concentration of T3 thyroid hormone while thyroxine (T4) and free T4 levels stay the same or only decrease slightly – thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) does not increase

Fasting does change the level of the most active thyroid hormone (T3), but T4 (the precursor to T3) and the hormone used to test for thyroid function (TSH) are unchanged

2) Lean Gluten Free Noodles with Ground Turkey or Shrimp NON KETO


Astaxanthin is a red pigment molecule that is a member of the carotenoid family found in certain marine algae (when eaten by shrimp and crustaceans, the pigment lends its reddish hue to their shells)

Astaxanthin increases the numbers and activity of white blood cells called lymphocytes and natural killer cells

Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to saturate and protect brain tissue – been found to decrease the accumulation of amyloid-beta on red blood cells

The antioxidant action of taurine produces taurine chloramine (TauCl) and bromamine (TauBr), which also have anti-inflammatory properties

Taurine supplementation enhances the formation of TauCl and TauBr in the body and may be effective in treating inflammatory conditions

Diminished TauCl generation in the body may worsen inflammation-related joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis

TauCl promotes cell death via ‘apoptosis’. Apoptosis is when cells undergo programmed cell death. Because dead cells are immediately consumed by white blood cells and not left to release toxins, inflammation can be greatly reduced

TauCl can also turn on genes that reduce inflammation

High concentrations of TauCl reduced inflammatory cytokine (IL-1B and IL-6) production

**Shrimp’s also a good source of iodine and selenium**

Concerns Study – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

3) Coconut Oil + Lean Fish or White Meat (KETO)

MCT’s & Tryptophan

So it’s feasible that keto could, in some instances, cause depression, or at least reduce the amount of tryptophan delivered to the brain, a study from Neuroscience found that certain fatty acids, octanoic and decanoic fatty acids (FAs), the main components in the MCT, can increase brain levels of tryptophan

The effects of a ketogenic diet in controlling seizure activity have been proven in many studies, although its mechanism of action remains elusive in many regards

Researchers conducted this study as they hypothesized that keto may exert its antiepileptic effects by influencing tryptophan (TRP) metabolism

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of octanoic and decanoic fatty acids (FAs), the main components in the MCT diet, on the metabolism of TRP

They observed that the administration of FA increased the brain levels of TRP and the central and peripheral concentrations of kynurenic acid (KYNA), as well as caused significant changes in the brain and plasma concentrations of BCAA and AAA.

They found that the administration of FA clearly increased the seizure threshold and induced sedation.

Furthermore, they demonstrated that blocking TRP passage into the brain abolished these effects of FA but had no similar effect on the formation of ketone bodies

Given that FAs are major components of a ketogenic diet, it is suggested that the anticonvulsant effects of a ketogenic diet may be at least partly dependent on changes in TRP metabolism.

We also propose a more general hypothesis concerning the intracellular mechanism of the ketogenic diet.

4) Grass Fed Meat with No Garlic or Onion KETO

Grass-Fed – Study

5) Vegetarian Option

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