Bullet-proof coffee also called as ketogenic coffee is a great way to speed up your metabolism and lose weight. What exactly is a ketogenic diet? A keto-diet is a diet plan wherein you turn your body into a fat-burning machine due to the process that takes place internally called as ketosis. Keto-diet is actually a low carb and high fat diet where you consume very low carbs, approx. less than 50 grams a day and eat all the good fats like coconut oil, olive oil, white unsalted butter etc. You also eat moderate amounts of proteins which you get from chicken, cottage cheese etc. The ketogenic diet is also referred to as low-carb high-fat diet or simply LCFD diet.
Below is the recipe for bullet-proof or ketogenic coffee along with its benefits:
This black coffee with essential fats has a tendency to speed up the metabolism. This is the only reason why it is recommended. Speeding up metabolism refers to easy digestion of food and no retention of unwanted stuff in the body. Since the metabolism is catalyzed, and there are less carbs, fats are broken down and consumed for energy.
Since you add in coconut oil and grass-fed unsalted white butter, you provide the body with fats needed for consumption and energy.
PREVENTS IRREGULAR EATING
Since you put in fats and caffeine in the body, you feel full for longer and avoid eating or munching at irregular timings. You also do not crave much so there are less chances of you over eating or wanting to eat anything that is unhealthy.
SOURCE OF GOOD FATS
Since the keto-diet and this bullet-proof coffee involves healthy fat consumption like coconut oil and white butter and less carbs, they are consumed completely by the body and there won’t be any weight gain or health issues like obesity, heart attacks, etc.
Since you have enough caffeine, it keeps your mind alert and also keeps you energetic. This makes this bulletproof coffee a great pre-workout drink.
Since you are low on carbs and high on fat, body consumes fat as the primary energy source. Through this coffee, you provide body with enough fats that are consumed. It also catalysis fat breakdown that makes you lose weight.
RECIPE FOR BULLET-PROOF COFFEE:
Things you need: To make this ketogenic or bulletproof coffee, you need 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon of strong coffee powder, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of grass-fed unsalted white butter.
Method: Heat 1 cup water in a pan and pour it in a mug or cup. Add in coffee powder and mix well until it is dissolved in it. Add in coconut oil followed by white unsalted butter and mix it until there are no lumps of the oil. Put a spoon in the cup or mug and mix it before every sip so that oil is well distributed in every sip you have. Do not add sugar or milk at all.