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  • What is the deal with bulletproof coffee and what is it suppose to do?

    I read through the original topic on it long ago and i see topics about pop up up every now and then but im still confused as to why people are putting butter their coffee.

  • #2
    To make them not feel hunger longer.
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    • #3
      Personally, I prefer coffee with cream I can't actually imagine putting butter in coffee! Does it actually taste good, or is it sort of gross??

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      • #4
        Unsalted butter tastes about the same as a good cream in coffee. A little coconut oil and a pinch of cinnamon add a nice touch.

        But I don't think its a dietary wonder tool.
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        • #5
          I put 1-2t coconut oil in mine. I love it! I've used ghee, too. Not butter. I also add coconut milk (So Delicious; not canned).

          Lubes you up for the day as well.

          I thought it was going to be disgusting. I was wrong. However, you have to be OK with the oiliness.
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          • #6
            I still don't get understand what's so wrong about eating if you are hungry.. why make yourself miserable? If you're hungry, eat.

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            • #7
              I think it's a quick way to increase fat intake from dairy without worrying about some of the compounds in milk or cream.

              I tried it this morning, and it actually is delicious. But then, I like a dark roast of oily beans in the first place, so the oil slick on top was a plus in my book. It doesn't really change the taste of the coffee very much, just the "mouthfeel" a bit.

              I like coconut oil in green tea, but I'm not sure about putting it in coffee.

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              • #8
                We have been doing a mix of coffee/roasted cacao (Crio Bru?)... yeah, french pressed, then blended with grass-fed unsalted butter and some MCT oil.

                It tastes rich and creamy, and the additional fat helps with not having cravings. Not having cravings is a glorious plus in my life. It also delivers good, healthy fats that I might not otherwise get in my daily diet.

                Makes me happy. Is there a better reason than that?

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                • #9
                  What SarahW said. (love them dark roast beanses )

                  Also, I think the butter (or preferred fat) helps you get the stimulant effect from the coffee without the fast crash of an energy drink or coffee with sugar/sweetener, etc., or even coffee alone.

                  You should use the best coffee you can find; organic for sure. French press is recommended, though any coffee maker that doesn't use paper coffee filters is okay. Same with finding the best quality unsalted butter.

                  Nothing is wrong with eating when you're hungry. But, bulletproof coffee is the opposite of a misery.

                  Sometimes I find that if I go very low carb for a couple of days, my appetite diminishes a little too much. A late afternoon mug of bulletproof espresso is an extremely pleasurable way to get calories without shoving food I'm not really in the mood for.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by croll View Post
                    I still don't get understand what's so wrong about eating if you are hungry.. why make yourself miserable? If you're hungry, eat.
                    I am not hungry in the morning. This gives me the feeling that I've given my brain at least a little fuel. I've never been a breakfast eater, but I would start to binge around Noon. For some reason, the addition of fat first thing in the AM helps keep that to a minimum.
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                    • #11
                      Butter in coffee? That's a new one for me. I shall try it, simply for the taste, because as croll said, when I am hungry, I eat. There is a lot to be said for a big breakfast. I can smash a kefir and berry smoothie, AND a three egg omelette with cheese and mushrooms, and it keeps me rocking until early afternoon, although I might chew a bit of jerky or some nuts between. I still lose/maintain weight, and feel great.

                      I've heard of buttered tea (with yak butter) in Nepal and the southern Himalayas, but not with coffee.

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                      • #12
                        I wasn't criticizing this or anything as I'm no coffee snob, I use instant Folgers or instant Starbucks via decaf when I want some joe, and I do strange stuff to my food all the time. I was just wondering if there was some added health benefit to putting butter/oil in coffee besides it tasting good or curbing hunger.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                          I wasn't criticizing this or anything as I'm no coffee snob, I use instant Folgers or instant Starbucks via decaf when I want some joe, and I do strange stuff to my food all the time. I was just wondering if there was some added health benefit to putting butter/oil in coffee besides it tasting good or curbing hunger.
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                          • #14
                            It's not oily. You're supposed to mix it in a blender. It ends up smooth and creamy like a latte.

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                            • #15
                              If you are into intermittent fasting, it is believed to help you realize the benefits of fasting, while consuming some fat to curb your hunger. Yes it is a modified fast, not a true fast, but it is a hack that helps, if you need/want it.

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                              I have a bullet blender of sorts. I put it in the bullet part with the blade, and just shake it by hand so I don't wake up the entire household.
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