Combining Coffee with Butter And Coconut Oil
It’s just a little after 5 a.m. where we live. I got up an hour ago to get all the dogs out into the yard for a few minutes and to feed the cats. There is an incoming thunder/lighting rain storm so I need to do that early. That calls for some great coffee to keep me going. I am planning on Combining Coffee with Butter and Coconut Oil to make my own “Bullet coffee”
The thought of adding butter to your coffee might sound like a bad idea, but it’s actually healthy for you and can improve the taste. You do have to add the right kind of butter, though.
You need to use the kind of butter that comes from cows that are fed only grass. When you do that, you can get a lot of different nutrients including the all important omega fatty acids that are known to help lower body fat as well as promote heart health.
I recommend Kerrygold imported Irish butter. It has a higher butterfat content than most American brands and is made from cows that are fed a rich, grass hardy diet. If you can not find it at your local grocery, another good choice is President Imported Butter which is also very good. In fact, the salt in President is sea salt for those of us that tend to use sea salt for our salt needs.
The ingredients in the butter, mixed with coffee, give the body nutrients that some people struggle to get in their diet – plus, certain studies have shown that adding healthy butter to your coffee can help you lose fat.
It doesn’t take much butter in your coffee to give you these benefits, which is one of the reasons that so many people are now doing it. All it takes is a teaspoon of butter to add to your healthy eating plan.
Plus, it tastes good and doesn’t give you the same hunger for sweets that adding sugar to your coffee does. Grass fed butter is the kind of fat that’s good for you – including helping your brain function.
For people who have a coffee drinking habit, adding the butter can cause your body to burn fat even when you’ve finished with the coffee for the day. If you’re hesitant at the idea of adding butter to your coffee, try it once and you’ll be convinced.
You can also try adding coconut oil to your coffee. In most “Bullet Coffee” recipes it calls for using both butter and coconut oil. Just like grass fed butter, this oil is loaded with what are called medium chain triglycerides. What this means for you is that when you put it in your coffee, it gives you energy – and it’s a fast energy, unlike the kind that you get from eating foods containing other forms of fat.
Unlike the fats in other foods, medium chain triglycerides don’t turn into stored body fat, which in turn keeps the weight off while at the same time gives you plenty of health benefits.
Coconut oil helps protect your brain’s cognitive function and reduces your risk of getting certain conditions that affect the brain such as Alzheimer’s Disease. This oil is also rich in antioxidants, which means that it will fight inflammation in your body.
On top of its ability to handle inflammation, the oil is known for its antibacterial as well as it’s antiviral measures. If you do decide to try adding coconut oil to your coffee, you should buy organic coconut oil. The recommended serving of this is about a tablespoon.
The downside and there is almost always a downside, is that this taste so good it can be addicting. Combining Coffee with Butter And Coconut Oil in the morning is a great way to start your day. However, three or four cups will be way more butterfat than you need. So use self-control. Enjoy it when you want a great tasting energy boost but don’t make it your “go-to’ coffee for the day.