Coffee, for most American’s, is an everyday ritual. Providing an instant spark of energy, coffee comes in many incarnations – even butter.
Butter coffee, a craze currently sweeping the nation, adds a blended kick of a tablespoon or two of butter and coconut oil. Mixed together using a blender, this caffeine-like concoction makes a perfect breakfast-in-a-cup solution for anyone looking for prolonged energy.
Butter alone, make sure it’s from grass-fed cows, organic, and unsalted, contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, omega-3’s, fatty acids, betacarotenes, cholesterol lowering nutrients, and vitamin K2.
Grass-fed, organic butter provides loads of healthy fats that help regulate hormone production throughout the body.
Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid found in butter, can prevent neurodegenerative diseases of all kinds. Its natural antimicrobial properties protects the body from viruses, yeasts, and pathogenic bacteria in the gut
Butter also contains conjugated linoleic acid, a naturally occurring group of chemicals found in fatty acids that have been proven to lower body mass in overweight individuals.
Just two tablespoons of organic butter is all you need for six hours of continuous, natural energy.
Coconut oil is also added to the drink, which contains lauric acid, a fatty acid that supports the immune system. A particular fat in coconut oil, medium chain triglycerides, is used as fuel for the body via the liver, not stored.
From a calorie perspective, butter coffee seems like a poor breakfast choice, but many proponents are not looking at the long-term benefits. Instead of filling up on processed items, such as breads, pastas, and sugary junk, individuals can remain satiated for longer periods of time, allowing them to avoid carb-heavy foods that will cause mid-day fatigue and, later on, a potential crash.
Used as a part of a healthy diet, butter coffee, combined with a low-carb lifestyle, can ignite ketosis, a metabolic process whereby the body breaks down stored fat for fuel.
Organic butter coffee, loaded with flavor and fight-fighting components, boosts stamina levels, morning-time performance, and aides in weight loss. A perfect cup for sure!