Why Putting Butter in Your Coffee Can Help You Lose Weight

posted: 06/07/17
by: Kristine Boyd

Long gone are the days where we feared foods that contained fat. Health gurus everywhere are preaching about the benefits of healthy fats, so much so that they are now putting scoops of butter into their morning cup. Are they crazy? Not quite. There is a reason why people are swearing by, what they call, "bullet proof coffee".

There are many ways to boost your morning cup, but this new concoction is getting all the attention. Swapping out your cream and sugar with butter and oil can help energy levels, brain function and even weight loss. You can make this cup by blending a cup of coffee with 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted, grass fed butter and 1-2 tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. MCT oil is a type of healthy fat that our bodies need. It aids in maintaining weight, digestion and balancing hormone levels.

The term oil and fat scare people because many of us associate high fat with high calorie, and therefore, weight gain. However, calories are a thing of the past when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. It is all about consuming whole, natural foods that contain healthy nutrients for our bodies. Drinking a 400 calorie cup of coffee may seem unhealthy, but the oils are providing more benefits for your body than the cream and sugar can offer.

Another benefit to bullet proof coffee is that, due to the fat content, it will help you stay fuller, longer. This will help to curb your unhealthy cravings all day long. You will be less likely to grab that chocolate chip muffin on the way to work if you have had your satiating cup of coffee. You will find yourself having more energy throughout the day and not reaching to sugar to help give you a pick me up.

The bullet proof coffee fanatics are all saying don't knock it 'til you try it! Give bullet proof coffee a try and tell us what you think on Twitter @TLCmeNow

Source: Shape