The bulletproof coffee trend continues to rise in popularity as many people have discovered the benefits of supercharging their daily morning brew. Even celebrities like “The Fault In Our Stars” actress Shailene Woodley and singer Ed Sheeran are fans of this amazing drink as not only does it taste great, but apparently, it also helps promote weight loss and boosts energy levels. But what exactly makes this drink different from your favorite latte, and why is everyone raving about the benefits of bulletproof coffee? Is it possible to tweak the original recipe by adding olive oil to make it even more delicious and healthy? Here’s how it’s made and why bulletproof coffee is good for you.

Here’s what’s in a cup of bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee was created by technology entrepreneur Dave Asprey. It was said that while hiking in Tibet, the businessman found that adding two tablespoons of unsalted butter and one to two tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to a cup of his morning coffee made from low-mold coffee beans can tamp down food cravings, boost mental clarity, and even aid in weight loss. Moreover, Asprey said that having a cup of bulletproof coffee instead of breakfast jumpstarts the body’s fat-burning mode. No doubt about it, bulletproof coffee is gaining popularity in some of the most health-conscious cities in the United States, but is there a way to improve upon the original version? Here’s how to make your bulletproof coffee tastier and healthier than ever.

Add a bit of salt

If you have a tendency to overbrew your coffee, you may notice that your brew has a harsh and bitter taste that can make it difficult to drink. But by adding a pinch of salt to coffee, it can balance the flavor of your favorite beverage. Mixing a bit of salt into your coffee is essential to improve its taste especially if you don’t have any low-mold coffee beans around. Moreover, that pinch of salt can also make your coffee less acidic and helps you replenish the sodium that your body loses when you drink coffee.

Use olive oil instead of MCT

The original bulletproof coffee calls for MCT, but to make your coffee healthier, you can replace it with some organic extra virgin olive oil. MCT oil has its health benefits such as improved cognition and it can also boost your body’s ability to burn fat. However, as it contains triglycerides, it may negatively impact your heart health. MCT oil can also cause stomach problems which include diarrhea and abdominal cramps. On the other hand, olive oil is a healthy fat as it contains antioxidants that can keep your heart and blood cells healthy. It can also help you to lose weight and suppresses pain. To get the full health benefits of olive oil in your cup of joe, just add one to two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your bulletproof coffee instead of MCT oil.

Make some healthy changes to your daily cup of bulletproof coffee by following these tips. Not only will you have a tastier beverage, but you’ll have an amazing drink that can improve your health and well-being.


By Jane Sandwood

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