What is Bulletproof Coffee?

There’s a brand new coffee fad in town that we’re sure you’ll be interested in! This new coffee craze sounds like the ultimate coffee, they’re calling it ‘bulletproof coffee’ or ‘paleo coffee’. What the devils is that? you’re thinking. Let’s start by saying it doesn’t give you any superman-like powers; it seemingly adds to the positive effects that coffee can have, which we’re sure you’ve read about in our previous blogs.

Bulletproof coffee has become extremely popular in the world of food and drink of late. It’s made by adding butter and oil to low-toxin coffee. Supposedly, this special drink can keep you energised for much longer than normal coffee. It also gives the drinker greater focus and leaves them feeling full for longer. So it’s understandable why the average fad dieter would like the sound of this new coffee drink.

The guy that came up with the recipe is the American health behind a website called the Bulletproof Executive. Dave Asprey came up with the idea after drinking yak butter tea in Tibet. He felt so rejuvenated by the drink he got to wondering what makes it so special. Thus, he was able to add his own twist to coffee using grass-fed, unsalted butter and MCT oil in the recipe.

The fats added to the coffee are what give you a greater and long-lasting energy boost that’s released slowly in the body. They also speed up the metabolism. For this reason, fitness junkies, those following the paleo diet in particular, have been drawn to the drink, as well as those looking to give their brainpower a boost throughout the day.

But what are the downsides to the drink? A coffee connoisseur who reviewed the drink found the smell and texture of the coffee quite revolting. Another writer notes the adverse effects bulletproof coffee might have on your health. He notes firstly that by replacing meals with the drink you’re not getting as many nutrients as your needs. Furthermore, we should only be consuming saturated fats in small doses and the drink could increase your cholesterol levels.

The writer does conclude however that, like most things, bulletproof coffee is OK in moderation. Would you try it?

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