Bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee provides a shot of fats to the brain to raise ketone levels, improve mental function and a burst of energy while keeping blood sugars stable.    

While many people find that BPC helps them transition away from a highly-processed diet, it’s important to point out that long term regular consumption of BPC may not be ideal if you are looking for weight loss as it doesn’t provide a lot of micronutrients or high levels of satiety. 

As you will see from the rankings below, BPC ranks poorly for everything but ketosis. BPC will not significant amounts of micronutrients (other than vitamin A from the butter). If you consume BPC regularly you will need to be intentional to ensure you get your required micronutrients from the rest of your diet.

BPC will help to boost your ketones if you require therapeutic ketosis (i.e. for Alzheimers, epilepsy, cancer etc) and get energy in quickly. However, if you have fat to lose we strongly recommend that once your blood sugars stabilise that you start to phase them out and prioritise nutrient-dense high satiety foods and meals if you have more body fat to lose.

Macros

One serving provides 288 calories but has 1 g of protein, 25 g of fat and 0 g of net carbs.

Micros

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

Description Amount Unit
Butter 1.50 tbsp
Espresso 2 shots
MCT Oil 1 tbsp

Suitable for

  • ketogenic
  • blood sugar & diabetes

Directions 

  • Brew 1 cup of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2½ heaping tablespoons freshly ground coffee beans.
  • Add in 1-2 tablespoons MCT oil (like this) to the hot coffee (start with 1 tsp. and work up over several days).
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons butter or ghee.
  • Mix in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy.

Ranking 

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nutrient density4%
bodybuilder8%
fat loss1%
blood sugar & fat loss6%
blood sugar & diabetes 51%
athlete & bulking51%
ketogenic 90%
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