My brother Matthew has been experimenting with improving his own health now that he has just graduated from college. Maybe he has been trying to detoxify his body from all of those wild, fun, slightly toxic college years. I asked him to write a guest post about his experiences with “Bulletproof Coffee”. All it is is a few more healthy fats to start off your morning. But, he loves it! Coffee does contain many potent antioxidants, caffeine, and stimulates a part of the immune system that may make others feel like they are on top of the world… Anyhow, let’s hear what he has to say about this new trend and his Bulletproof coffee results!
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
I’m sure by now, you may have heard of the Bulletproof diet phenomenon. Essentially, it is a Ketosis-based diet plan that involves consuming high amounts of saturated fats, while only eating low-inflammation and toxicity foods. I embarked on the Bulletproof journey 2 months ago, and have not really looked back. Although, I must say, I am a bit of a fraud, due to the fact that I enjoy a beer now and then. But who doesn’t? I have felt considerable differences in my energy levels since I began avoiding gluten and high carbs, and have even developed some of my favorite dishes while on this diet.
I don’t recommend this diet for everyone, because it has potential to be expensive, and if not done correctly, you could lose much more weight than expected (I have a friend who has lost 25 lbs in <2 months). However, there is one thing I would recommend everyone try: Bulletproof Coffee. I give full credit to Dave Asprey here, the developer of the Bulletproof Diet. What is Bulletproof coffee? It’s essentially a cup of coffee, filtered with exceptionally clean beans, blended with grass-fed butter, and MCT oil.
When I say exceptionally clean beans, I mean the beans have been washed at some point, to help reduce the levels of mold or mycotoxins present. I have not done extensive research into this subject, however, Dave Asprey has provided evidence that these molds can be dangerous to health, and in-fact the European Union actually regulates mycotoxin levels allowed in foods/drinks. He even offers his own clean coffee. But essentially, when purchasing coffee, you want to look for beans that have been “washed.” Adding butter to the coffee serves 2 purposes:
- Saturated fat intake, which improves brain function and cognition.
- Meal replacement – I drink a cup in the morning and am usually satiated until lunch.
Then comes the MCT oil. I believe MCT is the true magic of Bulletproof coffee, as it adds an extra, long-lasting energy boost to the formula. MCT oils, or Medium Chain Triglycerides are very high in healthy fats that have been shown to have benefits from anywhere between alzheimer’s prevention to improved brain cognition. I have actually heard of people who use MCT oil alone as a substitute for coffee! So imagine if you combine the two. Not to mention, it’s pretty-much tasteless, which brings me to my next point – the coffee tastes great!
Bulletproof Coffee Results
A good, creamy Bulletproof coffee can be compared to a Latte of sorts. It’s almost like having desert in the morning, but way healthier. This is one of the main reasons I drink it religiously. Besides that reason, I almost never get jittery or anxious when drinking it (not really sure why this is).
Essentially, I would recommend everyone to try Bulletproof Coffee at least once whether you buy Asprey Beans, or your own beans. It’s not going to hurt you, and you may lose weight if you use it as a meal replacement.
Tip from Nicole: You can buy liquid coconut oil to use for your MCT oil, and also add a liquid vitamin D (with vitamin K2) supplement to that to enhance the nutrition.