Bulletproof coffee has been around since 2013 when its creator, Dave Asprey, visited Tibet and tried different yak-butter drinks. It wasn’t until recently that both the coffee and the diet gained popularity.
The recipe for bulletproof coffee consists of brewed coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and coconut oil blended together to create the perfect mix you can drink to replace breakfast and gain energy too. The question is, is bulletproof coffee actually “perfect”? Will it help improve your health? There are a lot of benefits that bulletproof coffee provides, but there are also many arguments against drinking it.
Possible Weight Loss
Bulletproof coffee suppresses appetite and may help you lose weight by ketosis. This means that your body burns fat instead of sugar to produce energy due to the lack of carbohydrates.
Increased Energy Levels
Asprey says that because the coffee has healthy fat, it will not only help balance your hormones and improve your cognitive function, but it will give you energy for hours.
Coffee by itself has plenty of benefits like helping you burn fat, preventing diseases and making your heart healthier.
We list more benefits of drinking coffee here.
Fits the Keto Diet
The Keto diet, just like bulletproof coffee, consists of high fat and low carb intake. Celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox have followed it and gave positive feedback.
We listed its pros and cons here.
Lack of Scientific Proof
There’s not enough scientific research backing up the benefits of bulletproof coffee even though his creator swears by it. Those who have tried it said they did get more energy, but no one has been able to use science to declare why and how this specific mix increases energy levels.
High in Saturated Fats
It is often recommended to avoid saturated fats and go for the unsaturated ones instead. Fats have a lot of calories and in excess, their consumption will end up leading to weight gain. Bulletproof coffee increases your saturated fat intake due to the butter and oil.
This coffee is used to replace breakfast, but it might not give you all the vitamins a full, healthy, breakfast can. It simply makes you think you are full because of the fats but in reality, you’re lacking necessary nutrients.
May Lead to High Cholesterol
If you are a person that is not used to having a high-fat diet, your cholesterol levels can increase if you suddenly add fat to your routine. It is recommended to avoid fats if you deal with high cholesterol, which means bulletproof coffee should be avoided too.
At the end of the day, the consumption of this specific coffee has pros and cons depending on your lifestyle. It may be a good option if you’re already used to the Keto diet, but try to avoid it if you struggle with health problems like high cholesterol.