Coffee with butter, nutritional miracle or new senseless fashion?

I tend to be very skeptical when it comes to food fashions, especially those that ensure little less than being a nutritional miracle, but I can't help feeling very curious about them. This is what happened to me recently when I found in this Guardian article information about Buttered coffee and its supposed benefits to health.

Also called bulletproof coffee, "bulletproof coffee", is a kind of breakfast ritual that has spread David Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who claims to have researched techniques all over the world that apply to our lives to improve the health of our body and our mind. And the key seems to be in breakfast coffee with butter and oil.

Asprey says that half of the calories you eat come from healthy fats, which claims to have a beneficial effect on the body. It was near Mount Kailash in Tibet where he observed that Tibetan monks were drinking every day yak butter with your tea, and he himself experienced a certain "rejuvenation" by taking it for days.

In this way. Asprey thought he had found the key to the balance between body and mind and went to work to spread it, and of course, market it. He has preferred to spread the benefits of butter by combining it with coffee, a "clean" coffee, without toxins, since this drink has antioxidant properties.

How do you prepare "bulletproof" coffee? You need a glass blender or blender, a Long freshly brewed coffee, a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Everything is passed through the blender and you get a creamy coffee with a thick layer of foam, similar to a latte coffee. The Guardian journalist says he failed to get that promised texture in his home experiment, although perhaps it was because he did not use the products recommended by Asprey himself.

And for the best results this guru recommends using a quality coffee, without toxins or heavy metals, freshly ground and infused with filtered water. Butter should be organic, or at least obtained from cows fed natural grass, and as for oil, it also sells on its website a special preparation that mixes coconut oil and palm oil.

What are the effects of this breakfast? His followers say it is very satiating, without being heavy, giving energy to the body and mind to endure any day of up to 6 hours without eating any other food. By not providing sugar, the body is forced to burn fat for energy, and helps maintain concentration, at least in theory.

It seems that Asprey and his company Bulletproof® Coffee have more and more followers all over the world, although I don't know the percentage that he buys and specifically uses the products he sells. I don't find it very appealing to mix my coffee with butter and not drink anything solid in the morning, but If you dare to try it, do not hesitate to share the experience.

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