You’ve heard Brian extol the virtues of The Bulletproof Diet on London Real before, and I bet you’ll hear him again.
The Bulletproof Diet is all about using food to fuel your performance: eating to feel, look, and think at your personal best every day. By eating a diet high in nutrients and healthy fats, you will supercharge your energy levels and turn on all the lights in your brain.
So why, you ask, should I swap out my morning meal for a cup of Bulletproof Coffee?
What IS Bulletproof Coffee?
You can learn more about the story behind Bulletproof Coffee here – in a nutshell, it gives you all day focus and clarity in a way that plain coffee cannot because of the low-toxin coffee beans and healthy fats blended together to keep you energized longer.
Making Bulletproof Coffee is a simple process - just blend together for 30 seconds:
- Freshly-brewed Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee, designed to be the lowest toxin coffee beans available;
- 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil (18 times stronger than coconut oil);
- And two or more tablespoons of unsalted, grass-fed butter.
Combine these three ingredients in a preheated blender and pulse until there is a thick layer of froth on top and drink up.
For people who are used to chugging cups of sugar-laden, cream-filled coffee each morning this concoction can seem odd; however, Bulletproof Coffee is the perfect replacement for your average breakfast.
Here are five great reasons to try it out, swapping it in for breakfast instead of your typical morning meal.
1. High in good fats, Bulletproof Coffee gives you a boost in the morning
If you replace your breakfast with a cup of Bulletproof Coffee, you'll keep your calories under control while delivering a healthy dose of energizing fats to your brain. Fats are important for your brain, and many people who switch from standard lattes or other sweet drinks to healthier Bulletproof Coffee find that they are better able to focus during the day and have higher energy levels throughout the morning.
2. You'll be joining nutritionally-inclined cultures around the world
Adding butter to coffee or tea seems odd to both Americans and some Europeans, but it's actually common practice worldwide. I first learned about adding butter to yak tea and its rejuvenating properties while hiking at a super high elevation in Tibet.
3. There are even vitamins in that butter!
You've probably been conditioned to believe that butter is a "bad" fat that provides no benefit and adds calories to your meal, but there are actually nutrients in butter that help to balance your overall diet. Butter has vitamins A, D and K and has even been found to fight inflammation.
Since inflammation is the start of many serious illnesses, it makes sense to include anti-inflammatory foods in your diet. The Bulletproof Diet is designed specifically to minimize inflammation and inflammatory foods at all times.
4. Changing to a high-fat diet can actually help you burn fat
Studies show that a high-fat diet including foods containing conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found in grass-fed butter, can actually help to reduce body mass. Results indicate that compounds found in high-fat foods like butter and XCT oil can help your body shift into fat-burning mode, making your metabolism more efficient and decreasing your appetite. At the same time, switching to a Bulletproof Diet naturally eliminates foods that spark cravings and lead to overeating, like sugary or over-processed foods.
5. Fatty acids in Bulletproof Coffee can actually boost your brain function
Fat has gotten a bad reputation in the U.S., but studies emerging in recent years point to benefits that fats provide to our bodies. Fatty acids like butyrate were once believed to have negative health effects, but new research suggests that these compounds actually reduce obesity rates, improve the body's ability to utilize energy it is given in the form of calories and even lowers risk and complications associated with chronic diseases like diabetes.
Now that you know why making your coffee Bulletproof can boost your overall health, it's time to give the recipe a try. Three simple ingredients and five minutes of your time will give you a nutrient-packed breakfast brew that will keep your fuelled throughout the day. Pour a cup for your health today.
Check out Dave's appearance on London Real way back in 2013.