Science has long shown us that coffee has a vast number of health benefits. One great example is that coffee is rich in antioxidants, which can defend the body against the harmful effects of free radicals that can bring about various illnesses.
Did you know that coffee could also help you get through the day with seemingly limitless energy? In this article, we’ll explain how you can “supercharge” your daily cup of java.
What is Keto Coffee?
Also known as “bulletproof” coffee, it is coffee that has fats added to it. Although it may initially sound unappealing, keto coffee can be surprisingly tasty if it made properly. Even dieters who are engaged in intermittent fasting for weight loss take keto coffee, so that they have energy even with less food intake.
“Bulletproof” coffee gets its name from entrepreneur David Asprey. While on a trip to Tibet, he noted that residents mixed yak milk with their tea. After noting how this traditional tea blend was an energizing way to begin the morning, Asprey decided to create his own version of the brew.
Keto coffee is a combination of coffee and fats, particularly butter and coconut oil. It follows the principles of the ketogenic diet, which is a strict low-carb high-fat diet. The purpose of the diet is to induce a state of ketosis in the body, by reducing the consumption of carbohydrates.
Ketosis is a state where the body breaks fatty acids down into ketone bodies. These are a type of energy molecule the body can use for fuel. The ketogenic diet has become incredibly popular in the last few years because ketones are a more efficient fuel than glucose. Ketones can also be consumed from supplements and their benefits can be derived without following a strict ketogenic diet.
How to Make Keto Coffee
You will need a blender to make keto coffee because oil and water don’t mix. The only way you will be able to get them to fully combine is by blending them at high speeds.
The following is a basic recipe for making “bulletproof” coffee:
- One cup coffee
- One tablespoon of unsalted grass-fed butter
- One tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
You can add the following ingredients to the basic recipe if you would like to get even more energy out of your keto coffee. Depending on your dietary requirements or your preferred taste, you can adjust the recipe by removing some of the ingredients.
- Three egg yolks
- One tablespoon of collagen (hydrolyzed gelatin)
- A quarter to a half teaspoon of cinnamon
- A few drops of low carb sweetener such as liquid stevia for taste
- A low-carb coffee creamer
- Brew one cup of coffee using your preferred method.
- Pour the coffee into the blender along with the butter and coconut oil, and any other optional ingredients.
- Pulse the coffee mixture until smooth and frothy.
The basic recipe has 221 calories and 25.2 grams of fat, of which 20.9 grams is saturated fat. If you add all the ingredients above, a cup will have 474 calories and 45.6 grams of fat, of which 29.7 grams will be saturated fat.
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Promotes Weight Loss
Consumption of keto coffee may promote weight loss by suppressing appetite. Keto coffee is dense in healthy fats. It tends to make you feel fuller for longer. Keto coffee works to bring your body to a state of ketosis, where the fatty acids are broken into ketone bodies. These are the molecules that are more efficient in fuelling your body with energy than glucose. With the absence of glucose, the body will instead burn the stored fats in your body. It will further eliminate all cravings and provide instant satiation.
Acts As An Energy Booster
Consume keto coffee in the morning on an empty stomach to give your day an energising start. It would carry enough fats and calories for you to go through the large part of your day. The caffeine content in your cup of coffee will help in stimulating the mind and body.
It is necessary to keep a check on the type of coffee you are adding to your diet, which should preferably be organic. Organic coffee will make sure that there are no added preservatives or pesticide residues. Similarly, butter added to the coffee should also be all-natural and organic. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are present in the grass-fed butter, are known to be beneficial as they have anti-inflammatory properties.