Have you picked up on the latest trend yet called Bulletproof Coffee yet? If you have, read this article and take the Quiz to find out if it is really beneficial for you. If you haven’t …… this is your chance to learn why some of its ingredients might be a good way to boost your Immune System, but others harm you.

Like with any health trend, diet or new supplement that comes to the market, I’m cautious. Why? Because “Food Is An Individual Matter”. Which means that one person’s food can be another person’s poison. So, let’s have a closer look at the newest add-on to the coffee menu.

What is bullet proof coffee?

It is very simple. It a regular coffee with 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil and 1 teaspoon of Clarified Butter added.

Let’s look at the 3 ingredients and if they will arm or harm your body…….

  1. Caffeine
  2. Coconut Oil 
  3. Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Caffeine

Caffeine is a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee and cacao plants. It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, helping you to stay alert and preventing the onset of tiredness.

It is said to have positive effects like:

  • Appetite suppression: caffeine may temporarily reduce the desire to eat
  • Calorie burning by stimulating heat and energy generation from digesting food
  • Alertness
  • Increased sport performance.

But here comes the downside:

  • Jitters and shakes, Nervousness, Irritability
  • Disrupted sleep, Insomnia
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat, High blood pressure
  • Headaches, Dizziness
  • Dependency
  • Dehydration
  • Heartburn, Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea

Coffee Insight: I have noticed in my coaching practice that a lot of clients create their own Coffee Culture. We drink coffee every morning to sit down and the children know this is the time not to bother us. It is a reason to leave the house or your desk. A perfect moment to meet a friend. I always ask my clients: What are you really craving at that moment? Might it not be the coffee, but:

  • A mom who wants a moment to herself
  • An entrepreneur working from home who wants to meet some people,
  • The office worker who needs a break from sitting down, or
  • A busy lady who wants some time to catch up with a friend………….

Raise your Coffee Culture Awareness and improve your health by nourishing yourself with what you really need at that moment. And of  course it can also be that you just want a coffee…… have it and enjoy it!

Coconut Oil

To get the full story on coconut oil check my previous blog: Is Coconut Oil a Bad Boy or a Good Girl?

Coconut Tip:

If you want to get these benefits make sure you buy good quality. Organic, extra virgin, cold pressed being the best.

Clarified Butter – Ghee

When making clarified butter (Ghee) the water and milk proteins evaporate out, leaving only 100% pure butterfat. It’s considered medicinal in Ayurveda, the health and lifestyle philosophy that offers a personal approach to having a balanced body, mind and life.

Take the Body Type Quiz to find out which Body Constitution you have.

Some of the MAGIC of Clarified butter:

Direct source of energy
Ghee is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which are absorbed directly by the liver (like carbs) and burned as energy.

Weight Loss
The energy from these medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats in the system and lose weight.

Healthy Digestive Tract and better Digestion
The good bacteria in our gut transform fibre into butyric acid, that restore the condition of the lining of our intestines. Ghee contains these same butyric acids. So, although our body makes butyric acids you can benefit by adding Ghee to your diet to enhance restoring gut health.

Healthy Immune System
Research shows that adequate production of butyric acid supports the production of killer T cells in the gut and thus support a stronger immune system.

Anti-Inflammatory
Researchers are using oral butyrate supplements and butyrate enemas to treat inflammatory boweldiseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Ayurvedic physicians have been using ghee enemas for centuries to decrease inflammation.

Strong Appetite
Ghee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid, thus aiding in the digestive process. Better digestion equals better healthand weight loss.

You might want to consider trying it, because it helps restore condition of the lining of your intestines.

However, Ghee can best be AVOIDED when dealing with jaundice, hepatitis, fatty liver changes.

Be mindful of the amount you consume Ghee, because excess use can cause indigestion and diarrhea.
Consuming ghee while having cold, cough may worsen the condition. Pregnant mother suffering with cold or indigestion should not use Ghee.

Bulletproof Alert!

I want to warn you for something!

It might seem there is no negative effect from using Clarified Butter or Coconut Oil, however there can be. If specific nutrients are good for you depends on your Body Type. Depending on the energetic blueprint you received upon conception, certain foods can actually damage your body! Yes, even “healthy foods”.

A bit of ‘Eating Right For Your Body Type’ background for you…

There are 3 Body Type. Each represent a specific energy. Each energy is present in our body and everything around us. Here is a small summary:

  • Vata is made up out of air and ether and represents itself in movement in our body, our thoughts and the wind
  • Pitta is Fire and Water and transforms. Our digestion, metabolism and assimilation are governed by this energy
  • Kapha consists of earth and water. It presents itself in our bones, lymphatic system and lungs.

Food can have a balancing effect on your Body Type, but also can aggravate it. I will explain by using Bulletproof Coffee as an Example.

 Is Bulletproof coffee good for you?

 For Kapha people the caffeine is a good for you. It gives you that kick you need to get you going. Although the healthy fats help burn the bad fats in your body, too much fat will create excess Kapha in your body. Increased Kapha will lead to pour health and shows up in symptoms like overweight, sinus congestion, lethargy

A Vata person can really benefit from the fats of the oil and butter since it balances out the dryness of their airy characteristics. Have a sensitive nervous system makes drinking caffeine a less smarter choice.

Pitta people can benefit from the fats as well, but should watch the amount because it can cause skin outbreaks. And since the caffeine effects the blood, which is a Pitta

Curious what Body Type you are?

 

Click Here To Take the Body Type Quiz.

 Golden Tip: As far as I can see the MAGIC of the Bulletproof Coffee is not in the coffee, but rather in the other 2 ingredients. And the great thing is, that you do not need coffee to get those in your body to let them do their MAGIC to provide you with the body, mood and energy you want.