What is bulletproof coffee? It is a new trend or fad, but not necessarily a healthy one. The biggest reason it is not healthy is because people are replacing a more nutritional breakfast with this coffee. This coffee contains what is called empty calories because they contain little nutritional value.
Bulletproof coffee is made by adding 1 tablespoon of butter, preferably grass-fed and unsalted, as well as one tablespoon of MCT oil to one cup of coffee. MCTs, by the way, are medium chain triglycerated fats like coconut oil.
Saturated fats are becoming more popular lately than their “fake” over processed cousins. The fats in this coffee recipe supress hunger so avoiding breakfast is possible. They also raise ketone levels in the bloodstream which supplies the brain with energy providing fuel. The problem becomes when one third (assuming you eat three meals per day) of your daily nutrition is eliminated.
The solution would be to have a bulletproof coffee in addition to your nutritional meals. That is if you can afford the extra calories in your diet.