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What is Bulletproof Coffee and How is it Made?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
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Bulletproof coffee is the simplest and most traditional form of coffee, which is combined with butter. Nowadays, especially in developed countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, butter coffee usually refers to coffee, which contains butter or coconut oil. Butter coffee gives energy and is rich in proteins and fats, which in themselves lead to a feeling of satiety.

Although many people believe that bulletproof coffee is a modern blend, this high-fat beverage has been consumed for centuries.

Some people living in high altitude areas add butter to their coffee or tea for much-needed energy during the day, as living and working in high altitude areas increase their calorie needs.

One of the benefits of bulletproof coffee is mostly those who follow the ketogenic diet. Drinking a high-fat beverage, such as coffee with butter, can help people on a keto diet.

Coconut and ordinary butter are also good for those on ketogenic diets, as the consumption of high-fat foods is necessary to achieve and maintain ketosis.

Adding butter to your coffee will make it more filling, because of the extra calories and the ability of fat to make you feel fuller. However, some beverages with butter and coffee can contain over 450 calories per cup (240 ml). So be careful! This makes bulletproof coffee a high-calorie beverage, which is often designed to replace a carbohydrate-rich breakfast.

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Disadvantages of bulletproof coffee

If you have three meals a day, replacing breakfast with bulletproof coffee will probably reduce your total nutrient intake by about a third, which is not recommended.

Bulletproof coffee is high in saturated fat. Although its effects on health are highly controversial and not well established, official guidelines still recommend limiting the intake of saturated fats.

Butter and ketogenic diets high in saturated fat can increase cholesterol levels and other risk factors for heart disease in some people. If you have high cholesterol, it is recommended that you avoid butter coffee.

And in this article you can see what coffee you can choose.