The idea of coffee, coconut oil and butter probably doesn’t seem like it would work – but these ingredients could be the key to your limitless brain. From Olympic athletes to high-powered CEOs, people around the world are swapping out their long blacks and soy macchiatos for this high-fat, slow burning brain and body fuel.
Bulletproof coffee is a very easy recipe; calling for a cup of hot organic joe, a few tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter. Once you start drinking this elixir of life, some pretty incredible things start happening to your body…
Firstly, although it takes a few days (and sometimes even weeks) to enter it fully, Bulletproof coffee kicks your body into ketosis. This is a state where your body starts burning fat instead of carbs or sugar, and historically is our most natural and efficient state of being. Starting your day with a breakfast heavy in carbs or simple sugars is a one-way ticket to a blood sugar spike, crash, and subsequent cravings because of this. Ketosis suppresses hunger, reduces cravings and burns fat easier as it teaches your body how to burn fat on hand, or in storage.
Secondly, thanks to the saturated (GOOD!) fat in the butter, the absorption of caffeine is slower meaning the other common crash, your caffeine high and low, doesn’t happen. This means you can say goodbye to jitters, irritability and that midday brain fog.
Lastly, your brain does better on bulletproof – plain and simple. The chemicals in Brain Octane oil and coconut oil balance out your hunger hormones, keeping your mind off lunch and in focus. The by-product of being in ketosis is a molecule called ketones which your brain uses 10x more efficiently than carbohydrates or sugars. Having these active in your body gives your brain unlimited supply of high-quality fuel and stamina.
Fat is not the enemy, it’s actually your savior.
From reducing the risk of heart disease, treating depression to clearing up acne, a diet high in saturated, good-quality fat has shown to be the most beneficial to your health. For years we’ve been told to avoid fat at all costs, with ‘low-fat’ and ‘fat-free’ options filling our healthy food aisles when actually, it’s the fat that could have been making us healthier.
Healthy fats will keep you sustained for hours, increase mental clarity and reduce the risk of most illnesses plaguing society today. These healthy fats are from animals raised on natural pastures, free to roam and from those who feed on grass. Over 90% of all animals for meat are still produced in factories in the US with the growing demand for cheap meat and animal products continuing to aid in its success. Because of such toxic living conditions, the meat and fat from these animals are resultingly full of antibiotics and harmful free radicals, not to mention were developed on diet heavy in grains, fillers and fattening man-made products. As a result, having grass-fed, organic butter in your bulletproof coffee is extremely important, and replacing it with just any butter exposes your body to some seriously damaging chemicals.
Next time you’re itching for something sweet, or you’re experiencing your mid-morning crash, it might be time to start thinking about where you’re getting your fat from, and whether you’re really getting enough. Bulletproof coffee is a perfect way to get your daily dose of fat to get you in high gear and keep you there!
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