Down the lane was this coffee house, the hub of all coffee lovers, where I first heard this word, 'Butter Coffee'.
''Absurd," I said to myself. "How one can add butter in coffee. It is just like adding salt to tea, knowingly."
But being a coffee lover, my taste buds prompted me to have it. And after having a sip, I exclaimed, ''God damn! This is lip-smacking". I was startled that how an odd combination can have such a mouth watering taste.
But well, wonders do happen!
My curiosity led me to undertake research about this Bulletproof Coffee, which for your information is the trending name for butter coffee.
According to US-based The Health Journal, this coffee has major health benefits. Liked by celebrities from Shailene Woodley to Ed Sheeran, butter coffee is replacing the regular cup of morning coffee.
Let's know more about it.
The idea of having fats in tea and other drinks has been around for a long time. It gained popularity when American entrepreneur Dave Asprey came up with his creation of 'Bulletproof Coffee'.
And now it is the latest trend in coffee. His idea was inspired by traditional butter yak tea drinks of Tibet. This year, his company and lifestyle brand Bulletproof 360 has raised $19 million in funding, which shows its success.
Taking butter coffee in the morning can do away all your weariness. It is a powerhouse of energy. How? The fat slows down the process of digestion, which ultimately slows down caffeine release, keeping you alert and energetic for a long time.
Even it satiates your hunger for quite long. The sole explanation is that the fat fills your belly.
Grass fed butter is 10 to 13 times more rich in Vitamin A and 3 times more rich in Vitamin D than conventional butter. This butter is of deep yellow colour and is made from cows that feed on grass. This butter is considered healthiest among all varieties of butter.
For more details, you can check: 7 Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter Nutrition
The fatty acids present in the grass fed butter helps in building new cell membranes, which help in renewal of brain pathways. It is anti-inflammatory and thus can prevent blood clots and brain haemorrhage.
Grass fed butter are rich sources of certain fatty acids, which reduce the risk of heart diseases. These fatty acids also regulate cholesterol and blood pressure.
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This sounds skeptical, right ? But it is true. Conjugated lenoic acid found in this grass fed butter reduces body weight. It is good for overweight individuals. Since this coffee increases energy consumption, it ultimately leads to fat burn.
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Coconut is a versatile health enhancer. Few drops of coconut oil in your bulletproof coffee can increase its health benefits. It improves your metabolism, helps in digestion, fights against fungal infection and regulates your blood sugar level.
This coffee can distract you from your meals. It is suggested that bulletproof coffee should be taken in the morning. This coffee has high amount of fats, which can kill your appetite for hours. And in absence of proper diet, your body becomes deprived of nutrients, making you vulnerable to diseases.
Taking a reasonable amount of saturated fat is healthy. But if you'll start taking more, it might have an adverse effect on your health.
It is always advisable to keep a check on your cholesterol level, to make sure that everything is going on track.
Not have more than 3 cups a day. This amount is sufficient to enjoy the buttery taste of the coffee as well as to avoid the downfalls.
Bulletproof coffee is not your regular coffee which you can take along with your breakfast. Never do that! Treat butter coffee as a 'meal replacement' and not just any regular drink, which you can take as a supplement.
Since a cup of butter coffee is replacing your meal, make sure that your body gets all the nutrients, proteins and vitamins it requires. So, eat healthy food throughout the day.
If 'YES' then great, if 'NO' then scroll up and read again. Atleast taste once, rest is your choice!