I recently wrote an article exploring what Bulletproof Coffee is (read it here). The main question in this post is whether Bulletproof Coffee is healthy (or at least healthier than normal coffee)?
As a reminder, Bulletproof Coffee is basically adding butter to coffee. We discovered that this is a longstanding tradition in many countries over the world. For example, mixing spiced butter into coffee is common in Ethiopia.
So, is Bulletproof coffee healthy?
I was surprised to see butter when I first read about it. Haven’t we been lead to believe that butter is unhealthy? Apparently, there is some debate on this point. In an issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it was found that there is “no significant evidence” that dietary saturated fat is associated with increased heart disease risk.
According to Dr. Weil, Jeffrey Gladd, M.D., has experimented with Bulletproof Coffee and so far he seems positive that it is indeed healthy. He states that “it keeps hunger at bay and has enhanced my mental clarity and sharpness 20 to 25 percent”. In fact he states that a morning dose of almost pure fat may help stimulate the body’s fat-burning potential, leading to easier weight loss. He recommends that you use organic coffee and butter from grass-fed cows for the best results.
Should I drink Bulletproof coffee?
We think you should definitely try it if you love your morning coffee. We’re inclined to experiment with this ourselves.
It’s clearly not very alkaline to have this as your breakfast, however as long as your using high quality coffee and high quality, unsalted, organic butter it might be a good treat to have on occasion. The best guide on determining whether you should drink Bulletproof coffee or not is to see how you feel after trying it. If you feel energetic for hours afterwards, go for it. But remember, have an alkaline smoothie in the mornings most days if you really want to alkaline it up 🙂
Look forward to reading your comments below.