Wellness experts claim a bit of butter in your morning coffee could improve your health and help you lose weight. Many weight watchers have already gotten on board this popular trend.
To make this coffee, which is known as Bulletproof Coffee,you need two cups of quality single origin coffee, two tablespoons of unsalted grass-fed butter and a tablespoon of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, which is fat extract found in palm oils. Research has found MCTs can metabolise fast, which helps in the weight loss process.Meanwhile, the butter contains a high amount of omega 3, which has anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to boost brain function, improve gut health and give you a big boost of energy.
Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, told a news portal: "When you blend low-toxin coffee with butter and octane oil (MCT oil), the butter turns off some of your food cravings and provides things the brain needs, including micronutrients." Adding, "It turns off inflammation in the brain."
If you are wondering about the taste, fans claim it is similar to a creamy latte. However, if you don't watch what you eat, consuming this beverage could cause weight gain due to its high amount of calories.
While there is no real proof this can work, some experts say it cannot be ruled out as yet. "There’s no scientific evidence to support the idea that adding butter to coffee provides an extra energy boost or that it may help you lose weight,” registered dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot told a news portal. Adding, "However, these claims may have some merit based on what we know about fat and digestion."
We require a certain amount of fat in our diets so our bodies can absorb nutrients in the foods we choose to consume. "We also know that fat slows down digestion,” Zuckerbrot told a news portal. Adding, "Therefore, in theory, butter could slow the absorption of caffeine into the bloodstream. This would result in a prolonged energy boost rather than the peak and crash you might experience if you drank your coffee without the fat."
Health experts warn to consume this drink with caution as butter is high in saturated fat, which could increase your risk of developing heart disease. Consult with an expert before making changes to your diet, especially if you are already suffering from a health condition.