As more and more people are starting to get in shape and transition into healthier lifestyles, different workout regimes, diet plans and health trends have been popping up everywhere. Some say to avoid all carbs and focus on protein. Others say to count your calories. Meanwhile, there are other nutrition plans that push to for high calorie intakes as long as you are working it all off. But there’s one food fad that seems to be coming up more often than not, and that is bulletproof coffee.
If you ask anyone who has added bulletproof coffee to their lives, then they’ll simply tell you that it’s adding some butter to your cup of java. Yes, it is that simple, but there a little bit more to that. However before we get into what this caffeinated beverage is, let’s learn a little bit about where it came from.
Well, it all started with the Dave Asprey. The Silicon Valley investor, tech entrepreneur and founder of Bulletproof Coffee, found that he was starting to live a very unhealthy life. But like the technology that he is pushing to progress, Asprey believed there was a way to work on or hack the body in a way that will not only make you healthier but actually improve your overall state. According to Asprey, people can start participating into biohacking, which is “changing your environment from the inside-out so you have full control of your biology; using your body as your personal laboratory, finding the exact hacks that work for you.”
And drinking a cup of bulletproof coffee is one of the initial ways to biohacking your body.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
So what exactly is bulletproof coffee? Well, it looks a lot like a latte but is very different. It starts out with a typical cup of black coffee. Also don’t just go to the supermarket and grab any bag of coffee beans and forget about the instant coffee. Asprey highly recommends good quality beans that don’t mold are the best ones to use. Making sure the beans are single origin, small batch, rainforest certified or test for mycotoxins and mold are good things to look out for when choosing the right coffee beans. You can also pick up Arabica beans or ones that are grown at high elevations, too.
After finding the right beans, then you add medium-chain triglycerides or MCT oil as well as unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee. Ghee is commonly associated with clarified butter. But there are a few differences. Although both are made by melting down butter to a point where you can separate the salt, dairy and water from the actual substance, ghee is put into the good fats category since it’s easily digestible. Because it can be simmered at a higher temperature than clarified butter, there is a nutty flavor to ghee and has been a staple in India for years. Meanwhile MCT oil also adds nutrients and has healthy properties that will help you curb your appetite and shed off the pounds.
Getting back to bulletproof coffee, this combination of ingredients may sound really rich and heavy. However many fans of the drink, swear that its delicious, smooth and doesn’t make you feel heavy at all.