Wednesday, 20 February 2013

BULLETPROOF COFFEE



Bulletproof Coffee is a mixture of high quality grass-fed butter, pharmaceutical grade MCT oil, and specially selected wet processed Organic Coffee Beans. This drink is becoming wildly popular for several reasons:



You get a 5 to 6 hour clean, even, burst of energy from high quality good fats. You should feel alert and focused all day without the crash experienced from commercial energy drinks.



It melts body fat and can increase muscle mass.



It’s made with high quality unsalted grass-fed butter, so it tastes great and provides important fatty acids like CLA.



I have just started trying out this new technique 1 to 3 times a week, nicknamed Fat coffee and I do feel great all day if I have it in the morning before exercise or work. I still have a big fruit bowl before but as this coffee contains about 600 calories I am full enough until lunchtime.



About those beans....  

  • 52 - 91.7% of green coffee beans are contaminated with mycotoxins
  • 50% of brewed coffee beans are mouldy.
  • Caffeine protects coffee beans from mould.
  • Decaf coffee is higher in Mycotoxins which has been known to cause hypertension and kidney disease.
  • Mycotoxins also make your coffee taste bitter. You want to avoid mycotoxins as much as possible.
  • Coffee that is not processed soon after harvest gets more mould than quickly processed coffee.
  • Coffee develops more mould when it is left to sit, which is how most large scale coffee manufacturers produce their coffee.
  • Coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans. (Unfortunately  it is also one of the largest sources of mycotoxins)
  • Roasted coffee beans have a higher antioxidant content. Moderate doses of caffeine improve mental performance.
  • Caffeine influences gene expression in a way that protects your brain.
  • The caffeine in coffee is a powerful antioxidant that can even protect against Alzheimer’s.
  • Caffeine is an ergogenic aid, meaning it increases power output. This is true for both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.


How Can You Find Mycotoxin-Free Coffee?



By following these tips, you can enjoy your cup of coffee without having it ruin your health.



1. Drink coffee that has been made via wet processing. Because mycotoxins often form during the drying process, wet beans are much less likely to contain them than dry beans.



2. Do not drink decaffeinated coffee. Caffeine actually protects coffee beans from the growth of mould and can prevent large amounts of mycotoxins from growing.



3. Choose arabica beans over robusta beans. Though robusta varieties do have higher levels of caffeine, they also contain more mycotoxins.



4. Consider the environment in which your beans are grown. Because mould is less likely to grow at higher elevations, buying beans that have been harvested in the mountains of Central America is a great way to decrease the amount of toxins in your coffee.



5. Stay away from blends. Though blended coffees may taste good, there really is no way of telling where the different bean varieties have come from. Try to stick to single estate products rather than the major brand names.



6. Steam is an agent that can help break down toxins, so if all else fails, order an Americano.




Ingredients:

High grade, certified organic coffee

50-80g Grass fed butter: Yeo Valley butter (make sure you buy unsalted)

30ml Extra Virgin Coconut oil or refined MCT Oil



Method:  Brew a large mug of fresh black coffee, 6-8oz. Add 50g - 80g butter to a jug/blender (50g for beginners). Add 1x tbsp / 30ml Coconut oil. I add a touch of water to melt the contents. Pour in the black coffee, then whisk or blend on low setting until frothy.



This makes approx two mugs so enjoy whilst getting ready for your day or before your morning run.



Good resources found here:





Organic selection Coffee beans, I found these in my local health shop £4.50 (227g)




Let me know how you feel and get along!



Enjoy!

UltraLuke




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    Thank you, I like to encourage good living with a nutritious lifestyle.

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  5. Hi Luke, glad I found your blog,

    Currently on day 7 on the NSNG lifestyle, tried the Coffee this morning and feeling very alert already, hope this will last all day! want to try out your racing fuel recipe for a 15 mile trail run this Sunday,
    Thank you for all your information, hope to compete in races like you in the future.
    Aaron

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Please add your comments on nutrition for running here. I would like to hear about your favourite blends too! Luke