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.
One serving provides 288 calories but has 1 g of protein, 25 g of fat and 0 g of net carbs.
The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.
- blood sugar & diabetes
- Brew 1 cup of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2½ heaping tablespoons of freshly ground coffee beans.
- Add in 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil 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.
How Can I Calculate My Nutrient Intake?
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Click the links to see the highest-ranking recipes for each goal.