Butter in Your Coffee?

Margot Peppers
Daily Mail

A new craze
is seeing coffee-drinkers blending their morning brew with up to
80 grams (two-thirds of a stick) of butter, in a bid to boost energy
levels and promote weight loss.

David Asprey,
the creator of Bulletproof
, claims that this concoction is full of healthy fats
that will keep your energy levels up ‘for six hours if you need
it’, as well as ‘improving cognitive function’ and ‘shrinking your

But some health
experts, like Today
diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom, say the blend –
which contains between 100 and 200 calories a cup – can actually
promote weight gain, and that any extra energy experienced by drinkers
is merely a placebo effect.

Mr Asprey says
he discovered the power of butter-blended drinks on the top of Mt
Kailash in Tibet, at 18,000 feet elevation.

‘I staggered
into a guest house from the –10 degree weather and was literally
rejuvenated by a creamy cup of yak butter tea,’ he recalls on his

He recreated
the energy-boosting effects by mixing unsalted grass-fed butter
with his trademark Upgraded Coffee – made from ‘low-toxin beans’
that make it ‘cleaner’ than Starbucks coffee.

According to
Mr Asprey, butter contains ‘all the benefits of healthy milk fat
with none of the damaging denatured casein proteins found in cream,’
making for ‘the creamiest, most satisfying’ cup of coffee.

The coffee
also contains MCT oil – a blend of coconut and palm oil – which
Mr Asprey says is digested faster than other fats and therefore
boosts energy and promotes weight loss.

Those who follow
a ‘paleo’ diet, which consists of mainly animal fats and protein,
are fans of the coffee since it falls in with their high-fat regimen.

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24, 2013

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This article originally appeared on: Lew Rockwell