Have you heard about the recent trend of putting butter in your coffee? Does that sound crazy, or just a little bit delicious? Bulletproof Coffee is a recipe that combines grass-fed butter with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil in your coffee to make a delicious, latte-like drink that is good for your body and brain.
The benefits of this drink are:
Improves brain function
Promotes weight loss
Increases focus and attention
Why grass-fed butter
Cows evolved to eat grass, not factory farm lot feed. You may notice grass-fed/grass-finished butter is a bright yellow color in comparison to an almost white appearance in butter obtained from grain-fed/factory-farmed butter. Grass-fed/grass-finished butter contains higher concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E and anti-oxidants. It also contains high amounts of butyrate that has been shown to both prevent and decrease inflammation, protect against mental illness, improve body composition, increase metabolism and improve gut health.
What is Brain Octane?
Brain Octane Oil is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. The carbon tail of MCTs varies in length from C-6 to C-12. The smaller the carbon tail the more easily it is absorbed by your body and converted into ketones, molecules that can fuel your brain in place of glucose. Brain Octane is pure C-8. It is tasteless and odorless unlike C-6 MCTs. It contains 18 times the amount of C-8 in coconut oil and can still be quickly converted to energy.
Brain Octane is converted to ATP (fuel for your body and brain) in just 3 short steps, whereas sugar is converted in 25! It completely bypasses liver processing, making energy rapidly available to the brain, unlike long-chain fatty acids. It is a key part of Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting, helping to boost your metabolism, burn fat, improve cognition, build muscle and prevent the reduction in fat-digesting enzymes caused by low-fat diets.
How to avoid coffee that is a delivery system for mold
Mycotoxins are in almost all low quality brands of coffee, so choose your coffee carefully. It is especially important to avoid “blends” of coffee as they mix cheap beans from multiple areas, almost guaranteeing that it will contain mold.
Decaf coffee is even worse, as caffeine is a natural anti-insect and antifungal defense mechanism for the plant. It deters mold and other organisms from growing while the beans are in storage. When you strip the caffeine from the bean, you are making it a more susceptible host.
It is also important to avoid beans prepared by the “natural process method” and the “wet process” as this involves the beans sitting outside for an extended period of time exposing them to bird feces, or in vats of water resulting in unpredictable bacteria growth.
The wrong coffee can sap your energy and cause sugar cravings, leaving you feeling lethargic and irritable. Bulletproof coffee is “upgraded coffee” containing unsalted grass-fed butter, and Brain Octane. It not only keeps you energized and focused, but it keeps you full for hours, supporting ketosis. It is from high-elevation, Rainforest Alliance certified, single-origin coffee estates in Guatemala and Columbia.
Most of our bodies are so starved for healthy fats that it will take a week or two to fully turn on the fat digestion system when you switch to a breakfast high in healthy fat such as Bulletproof Coffee. If your coffee is too rich, try decreasing the amount of butter you use initially and gradually increase it to the amount you like. Taking a digestive enzyme supplement may also help. If you must add sweetener try using xylitol, erythritol, or stevia.
Starting your day with Bulletproof Coffee will give your body the healthy fats you need to make cell walls and hormones while optimizing your cholesterol levels. Experience the boundless energy and focus obtained by intermittent fasting and ketosis for yourself, finding your way to well!
How to Make Bulletproof Coffee
- Brew 1 CUP of organic, mold-free coffee using filtered water
- Add in 1-2 TEASPOONS of Brain Octane Oil or 1-2 TABLESPOONS of coconut oil
- Add 1-2 TABLESPOONS of grass-fed, unsalted butter
- Mix (preferably in a blender) for 20 seconds to make a frothy, latte-like drink. Enjoy your upgraded morning coffee!
Enhance your Bulletproof Coffee even more! Add a SCOOP OF COLLAGEN PROTEIN POWDER before blending to boost metabolism, improve energy and speed up healing.