Can You Really Lose Weight with Butter Coffee?

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Bulletproof Coffee

If you have ever tried the Keto diet, or are currently on it, then you are probably familiar with bulletproof coffee. While it may sound unappealing, there are reported benefits. I, personally, have tried it and wasn't much of a fan. However, if you are game, read this article by Sakshita Khosla at food.ndtv.com that explains "butter coffee."

Butter in coffee? No, thank you! But what if it might actually help you lose weight? Coffee puritans will still probably recoil from the bizarre combination, but people wanting to try new ways of fighting body weight might want to listen in. The recipe is not new. In fact, it was first introduced back in 2014, with critics calling it out as a fad, but the cult of the butter coffee or bulletproof coffee has continued to grow over the years.

Butter coffee contains one tablespoon of unsalted grass-fed butter, or as Indians would call it- ghee, along with one tablespoon of any multi-chain triglyceride edible oil, added to a mug of black coffee. The oil that's mostly used in the recipe is coconut oil, as it has widely been hailed as a rich source of healthy fats. The three things are blended together and result in a frothy black brew that is considered to be healthier than your plain black coffee.[...]

Things to remember

One thing to remember if you decide to have a daily "butter coffee", make sure you limit your carbohydrate intake. High fats and high carbs DO NOT MIX if you are trying to lose weight. Additionally, ensure you use only healthy butter or other fats in your coffee.

Furthermore, if you have high cholesterol, check with your doctor beforehand. While healthy fats can be beneficial to heart health, if you are susceptible to high cholesterol, it is best to get an approval from your doctor.

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