Although I drink my coffee black, this is an interesting way to get your good fats, article from Dave Asprey:
When I tell friends (and pretty much anyone who asks) that I eat half my calories from healthy fats, one of the most common questions after “Why?” is “How?”
I start the average day with a cup of Bulletproof coffee. I learned about the power of butter at 18,000 feet elevation near Mt. Kailash in Tibet when I staggered into a guest house from the –10 degree weather and was literally rejuvenated by a creamy cup of yak butter tea
- Start with 500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with mold-free beans (important)
- Add 2 Tbs (or more, I prefer 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
- Add 30 grams of MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional if you have none)
- Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam
It’s really fast and easy to prepare. Allow me to stat that salted coffee is a crime. Do not do this with salted butter. Bleah.
Grass-fed butter is much healthier than other butter. It doesn’t make cholesterol levels worse, it optimizes them! Starting your day with grass-fed butter will give you lots of energy and it will give your body healthy fats that it will use to make cell walls and hormones.
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How do you pick a great cup of coffee that will make you perform better, feel better, and live longer?
Here’s the Bulletproof Executive way.
- Never use decaf. Ever. Caffeine protects the beans from more mold. You need it in your coffee or you shouldn’t drink it.
- Never choose robusta (cheap, instant) beans. These are moldier, which is why they are higher in caffeine too (as a defense against mold on the bush). Drink arabica.
- Insist on wet process beans. Many higher end African coffees use natural process, which means they dry the beans in the sun, giving them time to mold. Wet process coffee uses far less time and rinses the beans, making for lower-toxin coffee.
- Aim for Central American varieties grown at higher elevations where mold is scarce. (Bonus points if they’re blessed by shamans, one-armed monks, or picked by orphans…)
- Single estate is better than major brands. If it is sold by a national coffee house, its mixed with countless other sources, and you can guarantee that some toxic mold made it into the coffee.
- If you can’t find good beans, order an Americano because steam helps to break down the toxins.