upgraded coffeeThe latest "magic bullet" being touted as the wonder path to weight loss: Coffee (okay, you say, not exactly new or wild ...) blended with -- wait for it -- BUTTER. Agh! But it's not like we don't already add other forms of dairy to our cups of joe on the regular, right? So maybe it's worth considering ...?

The craze is the brainchild of "Silicon Valley investor, computer security expert, and entrepreneur" David Asprey who has created Bulletproof Coffee and claims the drink is full of healthy fats that keep energy levels up "for six hours if you need it," "improve cognitive function," and shrink your waistline. Apparently, Asprey's Upgraded Coffee -- which is mixed with unsalted grass-fed butter, made from "low-toxin beans," and contains MCT oil (a blend of coconut and palm oil) -- falls right in line with the rationale behind the Paleo diet, which encourages followers to eat a clean, organic high-fat and protein diet to stay satiated. Innnnteresting.

I would definitely try it, but I'm still skeptical. It seems like you'd need Asprey's product to really do it right, and then, the only way that could really be beneficial is if you're eating an otherwise strictly Paleo/lean protein/high-veggie/uber-clean diet and not going to town on sugar, carbs, and processed foods like most Americans tend to.

Ultimately, if the goal is to feel more satiated and have more energy, I feel like there are a lot of other, smarter, more realistic options ... like a teaspoon of good fat-packed almond butter with a high-fiber apple or even coconut milk/oil in cooking/baking. Because otherwise, drinking buttered up coffee seems like a high-cal, high-fat, all-around poor decision icing on top of an already high heart disease-risking cake!

What do you think about this weight loss claim? Would you try it?


 

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