If you vape during your Intermittent Fast, are you ruining all of the benefits? Today, we're diving into what you need to know about Intermittent Fasting and vaping.
Does Vaping Break a Fast?
Technically speaking, vaping will not break a fast if your goal is weight loss or gut health. Vaping does not introduce any carbohydrates or protein that would cause an insulin response and stop the fat burning process. It also doesn't require any breakdown within the stomach, meaning it likely won't impact the gut cleaning process (called the Migrating Motor Complex). However, one study found that smoking does seem to interfere with some phases of gut cleaning, so this could vary from person to person.(1) However, if you are fasting for religious purposes such as Ramadan, then vaping would be considered a break in the fast.
However, it's important to note that recent research has suggested vaping could promote harmful bacteria in the mouth that lead to tooth decay and possibly cancer down the road.(2) If you're looking to use Intermittent Fasting to help improve overall health and wellbeing, it might be useful to consider the impact vaping could be having on long term health as well.
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