So you may be aware of the bulletproof coffee trend that's been around for quite some time now but there are still some folks who are yet to enjoy a bulletproof coffee and its many wonderful potential benefits.
Even if you are a seasoned pro with bulletproof or even keto, I think you may still get something from this recipe and blog as well.
We go into the reasons and benefits of why we use certain ingredients, some of these ingredients you may not have seen in a bulletproof coffee before?
We will leave the recipe link in this blog soon but first, we want to give you some important information on each of the ingredients in our Bulletproof Breakfast Coffee.
This particular fat is very popular on keto (ketogenic diets) because it is known to help reduce adipose tissue, reduce hunger (increase satiety) and are often used as energy immediately as they get directed straight to the liver.
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) have many positive potential effects on the body and also the brain, giving you a boost in sustainable energy that keeps you going for many hours (making you less likely to snack/graze).
Choosing a pure, organic and high-quality MCT oil is very important as they are certainly not all made equally and therefore may not be the best for your body and wellbeing. Perfect Supplements Organic MCT Oil is one of the purest and highest quality MCT oils on the planet - hence why it's a little more expensive than most but we believe, you get what you pay for and if you "pay peanuts, you get monkeys" (meaning, that cheap versions may save you money but if it's not high quality and pure, you may actually be wasting your money and potentially compromising your health.
There are lots of cheap MCT oils on the market that is for sure!
So What Makes Perfect MCT Better?
We don't really like to make claims and we are only telling you what you can find over on our parent website - Perfect Supplements. They set out in 2017 with 1 mission... to create the very best and purest MCT oil on the planet, even when the sceptics said it could not be done.
The reason they said this is because no other MCT oil available could provide what Perfect Supplements were asking for and that was this:
- Certified Organic
- Made from 100% sustainable and Non-GMO Coconuts
- 100% C8 (Caprylic acid) and C10 (Capric acid) and NO C12, nothing else!
- No Palm oil
- No Hexane (a toxic solvent used in most coconut oils and vegetable oils to extract the oil)
- Lab-tested for safety and quality
Every supplier said the same thing, that they would have to compromise somewhere. These were the common statements they would make:
"You can have USDA organic but it will have palm in it"
"We can get you 100% coconuts but they will not be organic"
"We can do 90% MCTs"
"We can do C8, C10 and C12 to keep costs down"
But Perfect Supplements did not listen to these naysayers, they stayed true to their mission and therefore, they waited until they could find a supplier that could offer them everything they asked for.
And they did!
In 2018, they launched their very first Organic MCT oil and it ticks every single ethical and quality box that they sought out to create. Such as:
- Made from 100% organic sustainable coconuts
- USDA Certified Organic (yes, that is right)!
- 100% MCTs and NO cheap inferior C12
A Note on C12 in other MCT Oils
C12 is not a true MCT, and it's even known as a 'pseudo-MCT' as it pretends to be an MCT. It is cheap to produce and not something Perfect Supplements wanted for their customers.
I for one am glad they stuck to their guns because the end result is nothing quite sure of amazing. You can actually feel the difference it makes as soon as you've consumed it. I call it "magic" oil.
Grass-fed Butter or Ghee
Ok, so if you're new to keto or bulletproof coffee, you may be wondering why on earth you'd add in butter, ghee or other fats like coconut/MCT oil, I get that! It kind of seems weird at first right?
But there are many good reasons and today we will explain...
- Adding fats to your morning java can give you a sustained energy that lasts for hours
- It may help to keep you full, satisfied and not reaching for sweets, carbs or another coffee or energy drink (please tell me you don't drink these) 😟
- Can help to manage blood sugar levels
- May help with digestion and gut health as coffee without fats can be very acidic.
- It tastes amazing! You may never go back to the way you used to drink coffee?
- A known weight loss aid and appetite suppressant
The Health Benefits of Butter & Ghee
So let's just get this straight right now...
Butter has been demonised for decades because of the vegetable oil industry (read our vegetable oils blog here) and because of this, people have been conditioned to stay away from butter and other animal fats such as lard, tallow, duck fat etc.
We haven't been told the truth about cholesterol either! The truth is, we need cholesterol, it plays a major role in our health!
The role of Cholesterol
- Plays an important role in wound-healing (this includes tears in the arteries)
- Many of our hormones needed for life and reproduction are made of cholesterol
- Cholesterol is important for brain and nervous system function
- Cholesterol is known to help protect us against depression as it plays a role in serotonin utilisation (your feel good chemical)
- You could not digest fats without cholesterol
- The so called "bad cholesterol: (LDL) is known to help fight infection
There are many other cool things cholesterol does for our body and health and we will go into depth of this topic soon so be sure to stick around!
In the meantime, learn the truths and myths about cholesterol, be sure to check out the Wise Traditions blog 'Myths and Truths about Cholesterol'. The URL can be found in our references in the footer.
Anyway, so all that aside, the benefits of butter (and ghee) are being rediscovered and folks are realising that they are actually health foods again (we have used these foods for centuries and they have always been good for our health until the big corporations and drug companies come along), don't even get me started!
Butter contains vital nutrition such as fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K but also omega-3 fats that are so crucial to our health and wellbeing. Butter (and ghee) contain arachidonic acid that is necessary for brain health and much more!
Butter also tastes amazing and is very satiating and fulfilling (helps to curb a ravenous appetite).
Besides... everything is just better with butter - even coffee!
We always suggest to choose a grass-fed/organic unsalted butter as best health practice and these days most supermarkets have these. Certified organic will ensure your butter doesn't have any nasty glyphosate or other chemicals and grass-fed means no grains have been given that may be genetically modified.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder
Most Bulletproof coffee recipes don't include collagen but ours does! (you'll thank me later if you're yet to try this). Adding Perfect Collagen adds a creaminess to the coffee and if you use a blender it is next level delicious!
Collagen is one of the biggest things to ever hit the supplement world and that is because of what it can do for us humans...
It is both a protein and amino acid source and has many potential benefits for our skin, hair, nails, gut and overall health!
We have many blogs about collagen, you can find them here.
Such potential benefits as:
- Hormonal balance
- Better gut health/improved gut wall
- Can help with wrinkles and fine lines
- Can help with turkey neck and tuck shop arms
- Can help with hair growth and thickness
- Can help with nail health and growth
- Can help our muscles
- Can help improve sleep
- Can help with inflammation
Chaga is a type of tree fungi and is taking the wellness world by storm! That's because this adaptogenic mushroom is absolutely brimming with important antioxidants and these can have powerful anti-ageing effects and help to reduce oxidative stress.
Chaga is know to help support our immune system, reduce inflammation and as a liver and longevity tonic.
I highly recommend adding this to your morning coffee even if you don't do the bulletproof thing - seriously, this one is a game-changer!
Raw Eggs (organic, pasture-raised)
Ok, so for some this may be a bit much, I get that. If you are new to adding raw eggs to a beverage it may seem strange at first or even unsafe? That is why I personally only even use organic eggs and never any other. They have been shown to be safer. Obviously, raw eggs aren't for everyone (see below the people who may wish to caution eating raw eggs):
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People with compromised immune systems
- Elderly people
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet (second to liver) and most people could really benefit by including more eggs (organic, pasture-raised are best).
They might seem a strange addition to a coffee but once you've tried this you'll likely want more as it's deliciously creamy, adds healthy fats, protein and nutrients and can add energy and vitality to your day.
Raw eggs are high in protein (3g per yolk and 7 for the whole egg). Eggs contain important omega-3 fats, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K). They also contain choline and folic acid and lutein & zeaxanthin for eye health!
Yes, eggs do contain cholesterol but as mentioned earlier, we need cholesterol so you needn't worry about the cholesterol you get from eggs unless you have some contraindication?
Saturated fats and cholesterol have been demonised for many years and that is because of the vegetable oil industry and big pharma wanting to sell their statin drugs.
We are by no means offering any health advice here but we do encourage people to do their own research. I HIGHLY recommend you watch Sally Fallon-Morell's Youtube documentary called 'The Oiling of America'. It blows so much of what we've been taught apart.
Anyway, that is pretty much it from us today lovely, I hope you now have a better understanding of why we add in these things to our bulletproof coffee.
If you'd like the recipe to make our Bulletproof Breakfast Coffee, you can find that here.
Disclaimer: the information in this article is intended purely as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and one should always seek expert advice from their trusted health practitioner.