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Bulletproof Coffee, is it good for you?

January 08, 2015 2 min read

Bulletproof coffee has taken the fitness world by storm as the latest diet trend. Many articles have been written about bulletproof coffee and its positive effects, but this craze hasn’t been around long enough to see the true results. What is bulletproof coffee? Bulletproof coffee is a new trend that involves mixing coffee with coconut oil and butter. By adding coconut oil and butter it is suppose to release the caffeine throughout the day and keep you fuller for longer due to the fat in the butter and oil. To make bulletproof coffee use one cup of hot coffee. Use whatever brand you prefer although since bulletproof coffee has become such a phenomenon, there is now a brand of coffee that is recommended and called what else but bulletproof. Then take 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and add it to the coffee and 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to the coffee. Place the coffee mixture into your magic bullet or blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until frothy. The first time I tried bulletproof coffee I used earth balance a butter substitute because I am vegan, the mixture was quite delicious considering it is just coffee and oil. As soon as I drank about half a cup I immediately had to use the restroom, this continued for a few hours. I would use the restroom and then we fine for about 30 minutes but then I would have to go again. Coffee is a diuretic but regular coffee didn’t flush me out the way this did, drinking this coffee was like I was going through a detox. The next day I was weary to drink the concoction again because I didn’t want to spend all day in and out of the restroom again. The second day I had a completely different effect. I didn’t have to use the restroom and I felt fuller for longer. The coffee was working as it was supposed to and I wasn’t hungry until after lunch time. Later when chatting with my sister and discussing bulletproof coffee she told me she had done it for three days and ended up throwing up and getting sick. She said she had google’d bulletproof coffee and read other people experienced the same effects. When I first started on my fitness journey I learned that we should be eating 6 mini meals a day. So when I did bulletproof coffee and it took away my appetite for a meal, I wondered if that was good or bad. Food is not a bad thing if you are eating the right foods that fuel your body and the correct quantities as well. In conclusion if this new fad it something that works for you then go ahead and continue to do it, but if you experience any uncomfortable side effects then forget it, just eat healthy and exercise and I bet you will see the same results or better even.

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