Science has long shown us that coffee has a vast number of health benefits. One great example is that coffee is rich in antioxidants, which can defend the body against the harmful effects of free radicals that can bring about various illnesses.
Did you know that coffee could also help you get through the day with seemingly limitless energy? In this article, we’ll explain how you can “supercharge” your daily cup of java.
Also known as “bulletproof” coffee, it is coffee that has fats added to it. Although it may initially sound unappealing, keto coffee can be surprisingly tasty if it made properly. Even dieters who are engaged in intermittent fasting for weight loss take keto coffee, so that they have energy even with less food intake.
“Bulletproof” coffee gets its name from entrepreneur David Asprey. While on a trip to Tibet, he noted that residents mixed yak milk with their tea. After noting how this traditional tea blend was an energizing way to begin the morning, Asprey decided to create his own version of the brew.
Keto coffee is a combination of coffee and fats, particularly butter and coconut oil. It follows the principles of the ketogenic diet, which is a strict low-carb high-fat diet. The purpose of the diet is to induce a state of ketosis in the body, by reducing the consumption of carbohydrates.
Ketosis is a state where the body breaks fatty acids down into ketone bodies. These are a type of energy molecule the body can use for fuel. The ketogenic diet has become incredibly popular in the last few years because ketones are a more efficient fuel than glucose. Ketones can also be consumed from supplements and their benefits can be derived without following a strict ketogenic diet.
When you eat a lot of carbohydrates your body breaks it down to glucose, which is a primary source of energy. In ketosis, however, there’s a lack of glucose, so your body burns stored body fat instead.
Adding more fats to your coffee while fasting means that you enjoy increased energy despite restricting food intake. The main types of fat added to make keto coffee are the following:
You will need a blender to make keto coffee because oil and water don’t mix. The only way you will be able to get them to fully combine is by blending them at high speeds.
The following is a basic recipe for making “bulletproof” coffee:
You can add the following ingredients to the basic recipe if you would like to get even more energy out of your keto coffee. Depending on your dietary requirements or your preferred taste, you can adjust the recipe by removing some of the ingredients.
The basic recipe has 221 calories and 25.2 grams of fat, of which 20.9 grams is saturated fat. If you add all the ingredients above, a cup will have 474 calories and 45.6 grams of fat, of which 29.7 grams will be saturated fat.
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