The bulletproof coffee trend was born from the keto diet plan. Depending on how you look at it, this coffee mix is either good or bad. For some, it is a meal replacement and energy booster with healthy fat, for others it is avoiding calorie intake and increasing fat in the diet.
The ingredients are generally -
bulletproof coffee beans
Next, add MCT oil
Then, add butter or ghee (clarified butter)
Blend this into a creamy latte-like coffee drink.
There is much debate over whether it's necessarily good for you (aren't all foods under debate?).
Proponents say it makes them feel amazing upon awakening.
MCT oil is a dietary supplement that is made up of MCT fats, which are fats that can be found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. MCT oil is mainly used by people looking to lose weight, or boost their endurance during a workout.
I have heard mixed things about MCT oil. It apparently needs to be used cautiously or it can cause diarrhea.
For me? I put coconut oil and collagen powder in my coffee in the morning. I'm getting older and the collagen is great for all the muscle/cartilage needs of the body to stay flexible and the coconut oil is a healthy fat and when ingested with coffee in the morning, I can delay breakfast to brunchtime. I do need more fats as I feel as if my skin and joints really appreciate being greased up a bit.
I wouldn't mind trying bulletproof coffee as my favorite dudes on YouTube (Smith Brothers) have bullet-making shops with super super healthy local foods.
We would love to hear from anyone who has tried it and what they think of it.