Does drinking coffee break your fast? | Satchin Panda

Parent Episode: Dr. Satchin Panda on Practical Implementation of Time-Restricted Eating & Shift Work Strategies

Caffeine – especially when consumed early in the morning – resets the body's internal clocks and provides a mental boost that helps us start the day. But how caffeine affects our circadian rhythms at other times of the day and whether it influences various aspects of our metabolism during time-restricted eating are not well understood. Although some evidence suggests that black, caffeinated coffee or tea may have little effect on the beneficial effects associated with time-restricted eating, experts in the field of circadian biology suggest a more conservative approach that permits coffee and tea only during the designated window of eating. In this clip, Dr. Satchin Panda discusses the controversy surrounding consumption of black coffee or tea while practicing time-restricted eating.

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