If you keep up-to-date with the latest trends in nutrition and dieting, you’ve probably heard about Bulletproof Coffee. Sure, it sounds cool, and it probably sounds like something you’d want to order on a busy morning, but what is it?
Bulletproof coffee was founded by Dave Asprey to help individuals increase their consumption of healthy fats, which is what his famous Bulletproof diet is all about.
What is the Bulletproof Diet?
The focus of the Bulletproof diet is to fuel your body with healthy foods that will increase energy levels, lower inflammation, and get rid of toxins, all while still supporting fat loss. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually quite simple.
The diet consists of low carbs, moderate protein intake, and a high percentage of healthy fats and vegetables. It is a type of ketogenic diet, but the Bulletproof diet makes a specific emphasis on eating huge amounts of vegetables, which the regular ketogenic diet doesn’t do. The Bulletproof diet is known as the “ultra-clean” version of keto.
What Should I Be Eating?
For most people, thinking about reducing their carb intake sounds like a nightmare. After all, it is the most readily available source of energy for the body to break down. When you eat carbohydrates, your blood pressure will also rise, and as soon as you need more fuel, your blood pressure will drop, causing you to feel hungry, tired, and very irritable.
Although eliminating carbs
will be difficult for the first bit, once your body stops craving sugar and your blood sugar levels are more balanced, you will notice all the benefits of reducing them in your diet, including the huge increase in your energy levels, and feeling full for much longer.
Grains, starchy vegetables, and fruits high in sugar are considered off-limits in the Bulletproof diet, but founder Dave Asprey says that low-sugar fruits, especially berries, are Bulletproof diet-approved.
Berries are extremely high in antioxidants, which fight off toxins in the body and decrease inflammation. The Kissing Tree berries are organic and the highest quality, and because of our freeze-drying technique, no nutrients are lost during the drying process.
The Bulletproof diet stresses
the importance of eating vegetables, and while all vegetables are good, some are better than others at detoxification. Cruciferous vegetables are a family of vegetables that are especially high in antioxidants, which makes them very good at detoxifying the body.
These veggies include broccoli, kale, and brussels sprouts. Cruciferous vegetables also contain chemicals known as glucosinolates, which are broken down into several biologically active compounds when digested. Two of these compounds, called indoles and isothiocyanates, have even been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers.
Most importantly, the Bulletproof diet is a ketogenic diet, so you will be eating a high quantity of healthy fats, such as avocado, coconut oil, and butter. Fat will be your body’s new fuel, so make sure you’re getting enough of the right kinds.
For example, the trendy Bulletproof coffee contains quality butter and brain octane oil. Brain octane is the most effective type of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT—a type of fat molecule) because it raises ketones in the body more than any other generic MCT oil, including coconut oil.
A high ketone level is what allows your body to enter ketosis and burn fat instead of carbohydrates.
Who knew putting butter in coffee was as good for you as it tasted? I’ll definitely be implementing this in my morning routine!