Butter coffee has been touted as a way to accelerate weight loss and improve brain function by proponents of the Paleo and ketogenic diets.
Even celebrities such as actress Shailene Woodley and singer Ed Sheeran are fans of butter coffee, popularized in the media as “Bulletproof Coffee.”
Now, there’s a less expensive, portable, mess-free alternative to Bulletproof Coffee called fatCoffee, which users say provides sustained energy, curbs hunger, and enhances mental clarity.
FatCoffee uses organic coconut oil and butter sourced from 100% grass-fed Amish cows, and you can make it in less than 30 seconds without a blender.
FatCoffee is high in the anti-oxidant conjugated linoleic acid, as well as vitamin K and vitamin B6. Health experts say the butter helps the caffeine last longer in your body, and the healthy fats keep your blood sugar stable so you won’t feel hungry.
While the idea of putting butter in your coffee may sound strange, the concept is catching fire, especially among followers of the Paleo and ketogenic diets.
Tibetans have put butter in their morning drinks for generations. The fat from the butter gives you a boost of energy in the morning and suppresses appetite, which makes it great for weight loss.
Levin added: “It’s good for your heart, your brain and your body. It can turn your ordinary cup of coffee into an instant, delicious, brain-boosting butter latte in less than 30 seconds.”
A growing body of clinical research indicates a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style diet not only supercharges weight loss, but reverses type 2 diabetes, and prevents heart disease and cancer.
What fuels weight gain and disease is inflammation — which is caused by a high-carb diet — especially one high in sugar, explained obesity expert Dr. Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
The irony is that the foods we were taught are good for us — breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes — are the very ones that are slowly killing us, said Westman, who has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds on a low-carb, high-fat diet.
Our bodies convert these foods to sugar almost instantly. Sugar raises insulin, which causes inflammation — a key contributor to heart disease, weight gain, diabetes and cancer.
Dr. Westman said eating a diet high in healthy fats such as pastured butter, olive oil, whole eggs, avocados and nuts boosts weight loss and dramatically reduces inflammation.