Move over, coffee snobs. Here come the coffee hackers. And they're bringing Bulletproof Coffee. Bulletproof Coffee is a newish, pimped-out, high-tech spin on your morning java. It's supposed to help you lose weight, gain energy and become just about invincible.
But it's also highly caloric, supercharged with fat and a little sketchy in the proven-science department. So if you're thinking about trying it, read this first -- your BS-free guide to Bulletproof Coffee.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof Coffee (BPC) isn't really a product but a recipe that combines coffee, butter from grass-fed cows and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. (Read on to learn what the heck MCTs are.)
The result looks like a latte, tastes like slightly oily, frothy coffee and packs a punch, typically containing 54 grams of fat and 468 calories per cup.
So why the heck are people putting butter in their coffee?
Sounds a bit weird, right? But fans claim that it comes with big benefits. They say it's satisfying, kills hunger, eliminates jitters often caused by high caffeine intake and keeps drinkers humming all day. Like coffee, but upgraded.
The promises sound good. But Bulletproof Coffee is not a magic bullet. It will not turn you into a superstar athlete. It might even put your health at risk. Here's why you should stick to your ordinary cup of joe:
What Do YOU Think?
Have you ever tried Bulletproof Coffee? Does it live up to its promises? If you tried it and didn't like it, what about it was bad? And if you love it, what about it do you love? Leave a comment below and let us know.