A new trend has been going around and it might forever change how you take your coffee. Instead of putting cream and sugar in coffee, people have been using butter instead. It honestly might be the best thing we’ve ever discovered.
We agree with you that it sounds super weird to put butter in our coffee. In fact, we called BS right off the bat with it. But, it turns out that after some time spent researching the benefits of butter in your coffee, we decided to just give it a try.
No, we’re not saying you should just grab the stick of butter out of your fridge and shove it in your coffee. You want to make sure that you’re using one type of butter. You want to find grass-fed butter. One of the most common grass-fed kinds of butter in your local grocery store will be Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter – Unsalted.
Make sure that if you go with another brand, that it is both grass-fed and unsalted.
Why grass-fed butter?
The majority of cows are corn or soy fed. It’s often cheaper for the farmer, but cows aren’t actually meant to eat that – they can’t digest it properly. This produces the bad kinds of fats that you don’t want in your body. Grass-fed cows, on the other hand, produce the best milk and beef, and the butter made from these cows is of the highest quality.
Here are five reasons why you should be putting grass-fed butter in your coffee.
5) Only grass-fed butter has the right fats that help with regulating cholesterol. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (the fatty acids that reduce body fat) is the best possible. It’s also a good source of Vitamin K, both of these help reduce the risk of heart disease according to studies.
4) Grass-fed butter provides healthy fats for your body and brain, creating cell walls (membranes) and hormones. Butyrate, the short-chain fatty acid, that was once thought to be bad for you, has been linked to preventing neurodegenerative diseases, increased energy expenditure, and is also anti-inflammatory. All of these help with preventing heart disease.
3) Drinking butter coffee each morning puts your body in the “fat burning zone” all day, thus helping you trim down. In fact, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has been found in grass-fed butter and it has been shown to reduce body fat mass, especially in overweight individuals.
2) Butter coffee, or “Bulletproof” coffee, will give you more energy as well as increased cognitive function. You can literally feel when it kicks in, and it lasts for about 6 hours – without the crash. If you also choose to mix healthy fats from coconut oil in your coffee, it will help in the production of ketones, which are created when your body creates energy from fat rather than carbohydrates.
1) All you need to do is put 2 tablespoons of butter in your coffee and it can actually be used to replace your breakfast entirely. This makes it a great alternative for people on the go. By giving your body the essential fats and calories for your breakfast, you’re giving your body a higher performance blend when compared to a carbohydrate-rich source like oatmeal.
Another benefit is that you’ll be able to enjoy a nice creamy drink that is working to energize your body. If you want to go all out with this and get even more benefits, you can start to make the “bulletproof coffee” we mentioned earlier.
If your morning coffee isn’t quite doing it for you, it might be worth a 30-day bulletproof coffee test to see how your body reacts to the change. We’ve included a video below (along with the recipe) to make bulletproof coffee.
Video About How to Make Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
- Brew or buy hot coffee.
- Using a blender (not a spoon), blend in two tablespoons unsalted, grass-fed butter, as well as 1 tsp-2 tbsp of Brain Octane or XCT Oil. Coconut oil can also be used if you don’t want to get the others. Start slowly with the oil and build your way up to avoid disaster pants.