It seems like bulletproof coffee is all the rage right now. But why has using organic coffee and adding oil and grass-fed butter into you morning java become so popular? This low carbohydrate, higher fat drink does have some pros, but it also has a few cons that I will outline below.
First…let’s start off with a little history. Bulletproof coffee was first popularized by Dave Asprey, an American entrepreneur who claims to have lost 100 pounds by eating a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Now adopted by many – Bulletproof coffee is being consumed by millions of North Americans.
Bulletproof coffee contains three main ingredients:
- Organic and/or fair trade coffee
- Medium chain triglyceride oils (MCT). MCT oils are available online or at health food stores and are an energy source that is easily absorbed and assimilated by the body.
- Grass-fed butters – a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
What are some of the health benefits being associated with bullet proof coffee?
- Boosts your metabolism
- Excellent source of healthy fats
- Helps reduce cravings
- Boosts cognitive function
- Boosts energy and endurance
- Immune enhancing properties
Now of course, there are always cons to consider. Bulletproof coffee is very high in fat meaning it is also high calorie. However, the fat is also satiating, causing you to eat less throughout your day. In short –if you do consume coffee, this may be an option you want to try.
Bulletproof coffee recipe:
- 8-12 oz brewed organic coffee**
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee
- Add all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high to create a foamy coffee beverage.
Optional ingredients that can be added in to your bullet proof coffee to enhance taste and benefits:
- 1-2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cacao powder
- Turmeric powder
- Vanilla extract
Courtesy of: www.drjoey.com
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