This one’s new to many for sure! This coffee is typically made with coconut oil and butter and is therefore sometimes called “butter coffee”. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Well, you may also ask if it is “healthy”. Whether it is safe to be had often? Whether it can make you lose weight? Read on to find out more about it.
If you are looking for a low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, then maybe this coffee is the right one for you, but has to be drunk in moderation of course. Bulletproof coffee is a trademarked recipe by Dave Asprey. This coffee is supposed to be had as a replacement for breakfast, but it may not serve you with the right amounts of proteins and nutrients as compared to a regular breakfast meal, so having it alongside your breakfast is advisable.
Drinking this coffee can help improve mental focus and boost energy, reduce hunger and therefore can keep one’s weight in check.
What is bulletproof coffee made of?
Well, like I mentioned earlier, it is simply made of coffee, coconut oil and butter, which may not sound too healthy, but do have its own benefits.
Let’s look into the benefits of each ingredient:
Coffee: Coffee contains antioxidants that can protect the healthy cells of the body, increase attention and mental focus and boost energy levels for longer hours.
Butter: Butter contains antioxidant properties, can strengthen the bones, promote brain-health and is good for body growth and development.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil can help boost immunity, promote weight loss, prevent heart disease and blood pressure and aid better digestive functioning. It can also help balance body hormones and fight body inflammation. READ MORE – START YOUR DAY WITH A TEASPOON OF GHEE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
Benefits of bulletproof coffee:
1. Promotes weight loss:
Bulletproof coffee fosters a condition called ‘ketosis’ in the body. Ketosis is a process that happens when the body doesn’t have sufficient carbohydrates to burn to get energy. Therefore, to fuel and energize the body, the body starts to burn fat and makes substances called ‘ketones’ that is then used as fuel for the body.
2. Energy booster:
You get boosted energy levels for longer hours because the fat helps slow down digestion and the caffeine content can be better absorbed into the body. The ketones in the body can help release energy for a longer period of time.Bulletproof coffee contains coconut oil which has MCTs or medium-chain triglycerides that are fatty acids that occur mainly in coconut oil, as they can help make these ketones which serve as an energy source for the body.
3. Keeps you satiated for longer hours:
Butter and coconut oil can both stimulate a feeling of fullness as butter stimulates the secretion of leptin (a hormone released from the fat cells, which helps decrease appetite) and cholecystokinin (a gut hormone that is released after a meal and can promote better digestion and reduces appetite), while coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that can help reduce food intake by promoting a feeling of fullness.
4. Other benefits:
Bulletproof coffee is low on carbohydrates and may be beneficial to people with Type-2 diabetes, reduce the risk of heart diseases and lower blood sugar levels.
Potential side effects of bulletproof coffee:
- Low in nutrients.
- If consumed in excess, can lead to increased cholesterol levels.
How to make bulletproof coffee:
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp ground coffee powder
- 1-2 tbsp unsalted butter
(Or preferably grass-fed butter)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Into a heating pot, add in one cup of water and once it begins to heat, add in the ground coffee powder and let it come to a boil and then lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 to 4 minutes. Strain this into a cup and let it sit until slightly cool.
Then, add the butter and coconut oil with half the quantity of the black coffee into a mixer blender and let it blend until the mixer gets frothy. Then, add in the rest of the black coffee, give it a quick blend, pour into a cup and it is ready to consume. READ MORE – ADD THIS TO YOUR WATER FOR CLEAR GLOWING SKIN