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Bulletproof coffee – make sure that you do it well!

Bulletproof coffee is a morning drink that thanks to the content of the respective components can provide us with a number of positives including morning energy, concentration increase, brain activity, and feel no hunger for a few hours.


Bulletproof coffee - what is it?

That mixture is highly caloric (as for beverage), and comprises from 300 to up to 500 calories. Bulletproof coffee can be dedicated to those who have a big problem with eating more substantial food in the morninig. A boost of energy we get through fatty acids with medium chains, so called MCT oil.

A superior component in bulletrproof coffee is MCT oil. Thanks to its structure with fatty acids of medium chains, which are not metabolised by the liver, but goes directly into the mitochondrions where they are used for cellular energy production. To increase the efficiency of energy generation there is one key factor – an average blood glucose level. So the most suitable time for drinking bulletproof coffee, will be in the first meal of our day.

It is worth mentioning that the fatty acids also act as a transport for caffeine, so it is efficiently transported to the brain. The effective dose of caffeine (more than 100 mg) provide us stimulation and clarity of mind for the next few hours.

The standard amount of caffeine in coffee is 380-650 mg/l, thus by drinking 250-300 ml of coffee (about 15-20 g) we provide us a "good start" in the morning.

How to prepare bulletproof coffee correctly

Coffee - a basic of coffee... surely!
Coffee - a basic of coffee... surely!
MCT Oil - a source of energy in bulletproof coffee!
MCT Oil - a source of energy in bulletproof coffee!
Butter - an additional source of energy from fat, next to MCT Oil
Butter - an additional source of energy from fat, next to MCT Oil

We need:

>> Freshly ground coffee

This coffee is then healthier, goes through fewer processings. It is the best to buy coffee beans and grind them yourself, the cost of the grinder is 10 GBP, but you can also use a blender.

>> Homemade butter or from organic farms

Healthy, free of unnatural chemical processes butter has expiration date of a few days. So how is it possible that the butter from the store after 2 weeks does not smell and is still ready to eat? Preservatives! Beware of them, consuming the least processed products as possible.

>> MCT oil

We have already mentioned about it above.

In addition, an essential tool for making coffee is a paper filter! Why do we need it?

Filtrdokawy

Eating so fat-turbocharged coffee often meets views on raising the level of LDL (negative cholesterol).

Interestingly, it the fat added fro butter does not contribute to it, but the fatty acids contained in coffee! A study carried out 15 years ago shows a benefit in the use of a coffee filter. Factors that raise the level of cholesterol contained in coffee beans do not pass through the filters to brew!
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2029499)

So let's go back to our mixture:

15-20 grams of ground coffee we brew through a paper filter, after receiving a brew (do not boil!) we add 15-30 grams of fresh butter, mix a cup of coffee until the component get dissolved, and add 5-15 ml of MCT oil (important – let's start with a smaller amount)

This coffee will provide us a lot of energy, and protect from the increase in the level of LDL.

It is worth mentioning here that you can not use coconut oil for these purposes.

Coconut oil contains a lauric acid (about half of the fatty acids composition), as well as caprylic and capric acids. What is important, the lauric acid, according to a chemical definition, belongs MCT acids, but from the biological point of view it behaves as LCT (long chain fatty acids). Therefore, there is a process of the metabolization of lauric acid by the liver, which does not result in a sudden in crease in energy.

Remember that the fatty acids of medium chains (MCT) consist of a certain number of carbon atoms. As for the stimulating and energizing effects of bulltproof, they are possible thanks to these fatty acids – caprib and caprylic. They cause a sudden boost of energy, because they require only 3 transformations to produce ATP (energy). For example, sugar (so called a "quick source of energy") needs as many as 26 transformations to produce ATP!

About author

David

David

I am a graduate of the Physical Education course of Western University of Health Sciences. A lot of personal experience with dietetics and activities perfectly compliments my high-school knowledge.

I am the coach of the second class of canoeing. Instructor of swimming, gymnastics, athletics, and pilates. For 16 years, I have been practising canoeing - I have won many medals in international competitions.

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