Why I enjoy the occasional Butter Coffee/Bulletproof
For the uninitiated, “Bulletproof” coffee is grass-fed butter, MCT oil and coffee. I often add “Perfect Keto” Collagen powder (vanilla flavour), this makes the coffee creamier and a touch sweeter, it’s the best!
Up until about a decade ago, coffee was considered one of the most villainous beverages in the modern human diet. Over 19,000 studies have been conducted on the world’s most popular beverage (sorry tea drinkers, but it’s true) and science has proven that drinking coffee (regular, not decaf) is substantially more ‘good for you’ than it is bad. Although coffee alone possesses a number of scientifically backed benefits, adding butter has some important nutrients that will be added.
This in fact is not a new “thing” . This drink has been enjoyed for centuries by people from the Himalayas along with many other countries – Butter tea drinks were consumed in Tibet by locals.
Grass Fed Butter contains all the good fats, miniscule amount of carbs and protein, contains more vitamins A, E, and K than non-grass fed.
- CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which helps reduce belly fat, protects against cancer and encourages muscle growth
- Vitamin A to help maintain thyroid, adrenal and cardiovascular health
- Vitamin K2 to support bone density and possibly reverse arterial calcification
- Vitamin A, D and E, all key anti-oxidants that are essential to good health
- Key health supporting nutrients and minerals including lecithin, selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine and more.
Known as ‘the forgotten vitamin’ as it is so often overlooked, Vitamin K helps in blood clotting and keeping the bones strong into old age.
Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, blueberries and of course grass-fed animal products, such as butter.
Keeps You Full for Longer
When you add butter to your coffee, you’ll be increasing its caloric and fat value – stopping hunger pangs kicking in.
Increase Energy Levels
While coffee alone provides a quick energy boost, this can often be short-lived. But adding butter to your drink can provide more sustained energy as fat is the most energy dense macronutrient.
Increase your health
If your grocery store doesn’t carry raw, organic, grass-fed butter, try the farmer’s market, for fresh, local, minimally-processed butter from healthy animals raised on pasture. After that, the next best thing would be organic, grass-fed butter that’s pasteurized. Though pasteurization will cause a slight drop in some of butter’s benefits, the pasteurized version will still be much better for your body than any man-made substitute, virtually all of which are loaded with artificial dyes, preservatives, industrial solvents, chemicals and harmful ingredients.
NOTE: Yes, butter, is good for you, it’s not the monster we have been brought up to believe. However – it doesn’t mean to start using a ladle to pour it on everything you eat. Butter has 101 kcals, 0.12 g protein, 0.01 g Net Carbs and 11.5 g Fat per one tablespoon. You WILL gain weight if you go over your daily macros. I recommend until you know you are sticking within your macros, keep monitoring with a good app like “Cronometer“, after a while it will be second nature to you and you won’t need to track daily, it is a good idea to track until you instinctively know yourself you are within your daily macros. As much as I love a butter coffee, I don’t drink it every day, most times, I like to save my fat percentage for eating nutrient dense foods.