Do you miss breakfast a lot? Are you so rushed in the mornings that all you have time for is a cup of coffee? Then the so-called “Bulletproof” coffee might be just what you need to improve your health and your attitude.
What Is It?Bulletproof coffee is a term coined by one Dave Asprey, tech guru and originator of the craze, and refers to coffee that has one or two tablespoons of organic butter (depending on your tastes) added to it. It is important that the butter be organic as opposed to non organic butter because certain fats can only be found in cows that have been grass fed as opposed to the usual corn or soy fed. Butter from grass fed cows has fats that are great for regulating cholesterol. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is ideal for reducing body fats. Drinking Bulletproof Coffee every morning will get the body into the routine of burning fat all day. These fat burning fatty acids are aided by the conjugated linoleic acid found in grass fed butter. Studies have shown that linoleic acids are especially helpful in shedding the pounds in individuals that are already overweight.
Why Should I Care?Bulletproof coffee is great for people on the go in the mornings because it can replace the breakfast meal all together. It provides the body with all the essential fats and calories in a higher performance blend than that found in carbohydrate sources like oatmeal or toast. Adding butter to your coffee has the added benefit of keeping you active and alert all day. The mental clarity that can be gained from drinking bulletproof coffee can be simply astounding. You can literally feel when it kicks in and that kick will last up to six hours without the normal crash that comes with coffee.
Organic butter is filled with healthy fats that promote the creation of cell walls and membranes. It also contains Butyrate, a short chain fatty acid that has been linked to the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases as well as the increase in energy expenditure which furthers the weight loss properties of the cholesterol regulating fats. Organic butter is also a source of vitamin K, a noted reducer of the risk of heart disease as well as an anti-inflammatory.Adding butter to your morning cup of coffee is not only good for your body but is delicious as well. Adding butter as opposed to milk or cream adds to an overall smoother creamier cup of coffee. To get the overall best experience from your bulletproof coffee, try either emulsifying the butter in a blender or melting it first before adding it to your coffee. You can also improve the flavor by adding coconut milk or vanilla extract.
For years butter has been linked to unhealthy foods but studies have shown that that assumption just isn’t true. Butter, especially organic butter, is full of good fats and has numerous health benefits, and adding it to your morning cup is a great way to start your day.