A lot of people tout coffee and tea during a fast as appetite suppressants. Depending on where you stand, cream, MCT and coconut oil don't negate the positive effects of the fast. But what on yerba mate, which contains a fair amount of carbohydrates and protein (2-4 grams of each per 8 oz, depending on which nutrition label you're reading.) Insignificant or significant enough to negate the ketogenic/autophagic benefits of fasting?
asked byJake__2 (671)
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on October 20, 2012
at 02:19 PM
The tea bag contains carbohydrates?!
on October 20, 2012
at 02:35 PM
You aren't eating it, you are drinking the liquid, aren't you? If you are powdering the yerba and mixing it in smoothies or the like - then yes the carbs count, but not as an infused beverage.
Coffee has around 40% carbs, but you wouldn't count that unless you ate the coffee beans.
on September 11, 2014
at 12:40 AM
I heard Joseph Mercola speak at the National Heirloom Festival last night, and he defined a fast as "not ingesting anything with calories". So by his definition, none of those bulletproof coffee and tea variations would count as a fast. (Not saying I agree, just reporting what he said).
But seriously, that is so few calories in a bag of tea. If IF is working for you despite the tea, why worry about it??? If it's not working, try a few weeks without the tea and see what happens.
on September 08, 2014
at 06:21 PM
The box of Yerba Mate I have here says 2 calories per cup. I probably ingest more calories when I absent mindedly chew on my lip. I can't imagine that crashing any kind of fast party.
on January 15, 2013
at 03:08 PM
Insignificant I bet. I drink Bulletproof Yerba in the morning quite often and feel fantastic. Not a scientific response I know, but everyone is different and for me personally I feel like I am in a fasted state no matter what beverage I choose, whether black tea, coffee, or Yerba.