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Can BUTTER coffee give you more energy?...
DailyMail ^ | 20 June 2013 | Margot Peppers

Posted on 06/21/2013 2:35:56 AM PDT by Daffynition

Full title: Can BUTTER coffee give you more energy? The unlikely morning brew that claims to 'shrink waistlines' and 'promote brain function'

A new craze is seeing coffee-drinkers blending their morning brew with up to 80 grams (two-thirds of a stick) of butter, in a bid to boost energy levels and promote weight loss.

David Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, claims that this concoction is full of healthy fats that will keep your energy levels up 'for six hours if you need it', as well as 'improving cognitive function' and 'shrinking your waistline'.

But some health experts, like Today diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom, say the blend - which contains between 100 and 200 calories a cup - can actually promote weight gain, and that any extra energy experienced by drinkers is merely a placebo effect.

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1 posted on 06/21/2013 2:35:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

More like a heart attack after it clogs your veins


2 posted on 06/21/2013 3:08:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Daffynition

Someone please convince me I need more butter in my life.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 3:09:15 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Daffynition

Hot buttered coffee!


4 posted on 06/21/2013 3:13:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Daffynition

Not exactly a new idea, is it? Tibetans have been drinking their butter tea for hundreds of years.

For western lifestyles, it probably means just more halftonners...


5 posted on 06/21/2013 3:13:36 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: jsanders2001

Not really. The “science” that states that is also the science that has led to massive amounts of obesity, diabetes, and assorted ailments. Healthy fat (and butter is one of those) is extremely good for you. Sugars (and other simple carbs) are the problem, not fat. Believe modern nutritionists at your own peril.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 3:14:21 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: jjsheridan5

> Not really. The “science” that states that is also the science that has led to massive amounts of obesity, diabetes, and assorted ailments. Healthy fat (and butter is one of those) is extremely good for you. Sugars (and other simple carbs) are the problem, not fat. Believe modern nutritionists at your own peril.

Well I for one love real butter but my wife is always telling me not to use it saying its bad for me (she’s my household Obama local dictating what I can or cannot due...lol). I would sure like for it to be good for me...: )


7 posted on 06/21/2013 3:18:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Daffynition

I had an Indian friend whose dad did this. His dad died of heart disease.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 3:19:05 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: jsanders2001

Butter won’t kill you...margarine will....


9 posted on 06/21/2013 3:27:28 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: nevergore

> Butter won’t kill you...margarine will....

Where oh where have I heard that line before? Searching memory banks...


10 posted on 06/21/2013 3:33:28 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Daffynition

If I was going to try something like this I would go with coconut oil.

http://wellnessmama.com/2072/benefits-of-coconut-oil/


11 posted on 06/21/2013 3:53:10 AM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: nevergore

Butter won’t kill you...margarine will...

I had a friend once who was killed by beef. Cow kicked him in the head, killed him dead and he never saw it coming! And he never got over it.

Butter is from cows.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:13 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: keats5

Would bacon drips suffice?


13 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:29 AM PDT by pingman (Trust a lib? Surely you jest!)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

That is “udderly” ridiculous


14 posted on 06/21/2013 4:12:49 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: jjsheridan5

“Sugars (and other simple carbs) are the problem, not fat.”

Agreed, so long as they are unadulterated fats. Those trans, and hydrogenated ones are downright scary, as are many of the various additives that are included in processed foods nowadays : o


15 posted on 06/21/2013 4:32:54 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: jjsheridan5

Thanks, you’re right of course. The simple science of modern American weight gain: Sugars are transported throughout the body to feed the cells...including fat cells. The body is bombarded with sugars...like processed carbs everyone calls junk food. Those carbs give you hunger to eat more, because the cells don’t recognize the nutrition properly, and eventually the process itself changes and the body goes diabetic. This is called insulin resistance, and it has bad consequences.

Getting rid of processed cards and easy sugars will help return your body to normal. Getting rid of fat in diet really has no great effect on blood sugar levels. It is directly testable by any blood sugar meter.

Nutritionists concentrate on an aspect that is a symptom not a cause. Calories are interesting but are neutral on what causes unnatural hunger. Hunger causes overeating. Excess calories from overeating cause weight gain. If you don’t deal with the hunger, a diet will make you feel like you are starving, whatever the caloric intake. Diets don’t work because the feeling of starving sucks. Skinny dieticians that have not starved probably don’t get it. And obesity is worse than quitting smoking...you still have to eat.

DK

Lost half my body weight through diet so I hope I have walked my talk.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 4:42:01 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Hardraade
I'll bet I can't even find yak buttter at Whole Foods.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 6:14:12 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
Yak butter is from...


18 posted on 06/21/2013 6:16:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: pingman
Yep, in my kitchen.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Dark Knight

I was watching an interesting documentary on exercise the other night with hubby and they were trying to demonstrate how a 90 minute walk at night would help lower your cholesterol the next day.

Day one, they drew a fasting blood draw, then had the subject eat a ‘high fat’ meal. (50g of fat) After the meal, they redid the blood test and there was visibly twice as much fat in the second sample.

That night they had him take a 90 minute walk, then repeat the breakfast and the post-meal sample had much less fat in it.

I wanted to scream at the TV. Their ‘high fat’ meal was friggin’ loaded with carbs.

More than a CUP of mashed potatoes, two HUGE slices of toast, and a pile of baked beans!

The baked beans alone accounts for more than 50g and the mashed potatoes gives another 35g. 40g for two slices of Texas Toast. I’m not even going to count the breading on some of the other crap they put on that plate.

So they feed this guy more than 125g of carbs in one meal and blame the fat for the problem.

Their points about exercise were very good, though.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 6:29:48 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Daffynition

For this to work you must first start out with those elephant coffee beans.
hehe


21 posted on 06/21/2013 6:50:01 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: biff
By any chance did you mean *civet* coffee beans?


22 posted on 06/21/2013 8:37:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

No, it is undigestable coffee beans that have been eaten and passed thru an elephant. A delicacy I hear, $150.00/pound and adds quite the flavor. I always wondered who discovered this fancy drink but who collects the beans? As well, wonder if Starbucks will carry it? LOL


23 posted on 06/21/2013 9:44:16 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: biff

As well, wonder if Starbucks will carry it? LOL
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Yes, with added crunched-roach coloring.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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