LifestyleAdd only a bit to your coffee. Your brain and heart will thank you

Add only a bit to your coffee. Your brain and heart will thank you

Bulletproof coffee strengthens organs.
Bulletproof coffee strengthens organs.
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8:37 AM EDT, October 25, 2023, updated: 10:26 AM EDT, October 25, 2023

A bit of butter and oil in coffee? For some, this sounds peculiar, but the so-called bulletproof coffee is adored by many. It provides an energy boost, promotes a feeling of fullness, and speeds up metabolism. Does it have any downsides?

Ingredients of bulletproof coffee

The unique composition of bulletproof coffee is based on three key ingredients.

1. Coffee (brewed, good quality), which forms the base of the drink, provides caffeine and antioxidants.

2. Unsalted butter from grass-fed cows, which is a source of healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins.

3. MCT Oil, a fat with a specific structure.

MCT oil is a medium-chain triglyceride, which differs from traditional fats in its chemical structure. It is quickly absorbed by the body, providing it with immediate energy.

Moreover, MCT oil may support metabolic processes, accelerating fat burning. Coconut oil is most commonly used to prepare bulletproof coffee.

What does drinking bulletproof coffee give us?

1. Stimulation of the nervous system. The caffeine contained in bulletproof coffee is fuel for the brain. It has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, which translates into better concentration, alertness, and improvement of cognitive functions.

2. Support for metabolism. The combination of caffeine with medium-chain fats can speed up metabolism, supporting fat-burning processes. It's also an excellent intestinal cleanse.

3. Improvement of blood flow and oxygenation of tissues. Caffeine dilates blood vessels, which translates into better blood flow and oxygenation of tissues, which strengthens the heart and reduces the risk of heart attack.

4. Anti-inflammatory action. The ingredients of bulletproof coffee support the health of the immune system.

Disadvantages of bulletproof coffee

Despite many health benefits, bulletproof coffee also has its drawbacks: high caloric content, saturated fatty acid content, which if consumed in excess can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and inadequate nutritional composition (despite the content of so-called good fats, bulletproof coffee does not provide the body with nutrients in the right proportions).

It is therefore not recommended to consume bulletproof coffee as a replacement for a full-value breakfast or a "supplement" to the diet, which is not included in the daily calorie balance.

Therefore, coffee resistant to boiling is a beverage that has both advantages and disadvantages if consumed regularly. It's important to know both sides of the coin in order to make a conscious decision about incorporating it into your daily diet. If you decide to consume it, remember to moderate and adjust the diet according to the individual needs of the body.

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