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    This is an interesting recipe that consists of coffee, unsalted grass fed butter, and a derivative of coconut oil called Brain Octane oil. It claims to be able to help with concentration, focus, and losing weight. Though it all sounds to be a big pot of snake oil, I made this video to break down each ingredient and weighing the pros and cons, in terms of health benefits, of each ingredient. What do you think of Bulletproof coffee? Is it a load of bologna or do you think it carries some merit?


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    This has been around for a little while now. Last time I read anything about it was an article stating that any health benefits were probably spurious and unsupported by any studies. However, that was probably 18+ months ago, and so that *might* have changed.

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    It's been around for quite a few years now. This guy's done a bit of research for us: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/bulletproof-coffee

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    It seemed pretty fishy, at least to me, when they were talking about all the health benefits when they started talking about toxins in coffee. From what I understand, coffee has antioxidants in it and, even if there were toxins, that's what your liver is for.

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    Just read the article, Sami. Man that's one fantastic article. I love how indepth it goes into HDL's and LDL's and some actual studies on how the coffee really affected people. Thank you for sharing it

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    I think there is sufficient evidence to support the idea that mycotoxins at too high a level can be detrimental to health, but as you can see from the article, taking the most conservative estimates you'd have to consume a hell of a lot of coffee to get anywhere near those levels.

    I'm very wary of that guy as he is ultimately a salesman/marketing guru with a few questionable claims. One of which being that he was able to attain states of consciousness within a very short space of time that Tibetan monks required decades of training to achieve. I emailed him asking if he could elaborate on the claim as no details were given on his website but he never got back to me. I think the claim also shortly disappeared from the website!

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    The best thing to accrue from bulletproof coffee so far is the amount of entertainment I got from seeing Scotford's face when he tasted some. Seldom have I laughed so much, and the health benefits of laughter are probably less spurious and better documented than any pertaining to the direct consumption of this aberrant beverage. Or something.
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    Chemex <==> V60 <==> Aeropress <==> Mazzer Mini E

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    Butter + coconut oil = FAT

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    UPDATE:

    Turns out the food triangle is upside down. Traditionally people would have eaten a lot more healthy fat and a lot less carbohydrate (processed crap). Diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease are not things that naturally happen to people as they get older. As part of a high fat, LOW CARBOHYDRATE diet, I see no problem with a dollop of butter and MCT/coconut oil. Those are healthy fats (ideally butter should be grass-fed).

    There is a tiny minority of people with a genetic defect which means that they are not able to well-metabolise high amounts of fat, but that's an anomaly.

    Healthy fats include animal fats, full fat dairy (grass-fed), avocados, coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, omega-3s (seafood, certain nuts and seeds and decent grass-fed beef). Due to the way vegetable oils are chemically extracted, they should be avoided at all cost. Before about 1910 nobody had heard of vegetable oil! There is growing evidence that vegetable oils cause various cancers along with a myriad of other problems.

    It must be stressed that it's no good having high fat and high carbohydrate, that's probably worse than high carb - low fat. i.e. Don't go downing a bulletproof coffee with 4 sugars, a slice of white toast and a bowl of cereal!

    I've been on a high fat, low carb (I would estimate between 40 and 100g carbohydrate a day, I've not been very strict) diet for about a month, have eaten as much as I want, and have lost 2-3 kilos. Also I've not suffered energy lows in the afternoon/evening as I often would. If you can keep your carb intake below around 50g per day you'll go ketogenic and lose even more weight (losing virtually zero muscle).

    In short, take the advice that "professionals" have been giving us for around the last 6 decades and do the opposite!

    See:

    https://thebigfatsurprise.com/

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