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Trending Now | Bulletproof Coffee

Trending Now | Bulletproof Coffee

Trending Now | Bulletproof Coffee

Just when you thought your standard coffee was enough to get you through the day. Bulletproof coffee is the latest health drink trend to hit cafés all around the world. Dave Asprey started his bulletproof coffee enterprise after he came back from trekking in Tibet, where he was served a traditional tea with yak butter. By using an ‘upgraded’ black coffee and adding grass-fed butter and MCT oil (e.g. coconut oil) Asprey claims to have created a drink that gives you more energy than your everyday cup of coffee.

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The new breakfast alternative is simply made by brewing coffee and blending it with 1-2 tablespoons of oil and 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Butter in your coffee may not seem that appetising, however it has been described as a creamy rich blend of an elaborate almost-latte.

The benefits of bulletproof coffee are said to be:

  • Boosted cognitive function
  • Improved physical performance
  • Increased energy
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Fat loss
  • Provides a more sustained release of caffeine (without the usual coffee jitters)

Bulletproof coffee is a high calorie high fat drink that is said to help you lose up to a pound a day if food is only consumed between the hours of 2-8pm. One cup of bulletproof coffee is 400-500 calories and contains 50g of saturated fat – the total daily allowance of fat is 70g.

You may be wondering how on earth a high fat and high calorie drink could help you lose weight. Drinking bulletproof coffee in the morning helps you start burning your fat stores putting your body into a state of ketosis. Naturopaths Dr. Frank Lipman and Dr. Andrew Weil believe that, when combined with a balanced diet, drinking buttered coffee could be healthy. However, drinking bulletproof coffee without making other changes to your overall diet and lifestyle will actually make you gain weight rather than lose it. There is quite a bit of contention around bulletproof coffee - why not try it and find out what this hot buttered hype is all about!