Can Buttered Coffee Give You a Better Body?
There’s a lot of hype lately about the most recent coffee trend. Take your morning cup of joe, add two tablespoons of butter and some oil, and call it Bulletproof Coffee. No doubt it’s an interesting flavor, but it’s the claims of increased energy and weight loss that seem to be giving this morning jolt traction.
It’s not just any butter and coffee. Those supporting this idea say it has to be unsalted, grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT) added to low-toxicity coffee beans. But can a mixture like that really live up to what proponents are saying?
What happens to butter in your body
There’s no real research into whether butter-spiked coffee is good for you, but we do know some things about how butter affects your digestion.
According to existing research, fat in butter contains glycosphingolipids, fatty acids that ward off gastrointestinal tract infections, especially in very young children and older adults.
Its omega-3 and omega-6 fats also slow down your body’s metabolism of caffeine, so you hold on to energy longer and avoid the crash that comes when the stimulant wears off.
More about MCT
MCT, most commonly found in coconut oil, is also good for our bodies and brains. When it comes to our bodies, we don’t store MCT in our adipose tissue, the fat around and inside our muscles, like the other dietary fats we eat…….
Read more: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/02/can-buttered-coffee-give-you-a-better-body/?
Source: Cleveland Clinic