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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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More like a heart attack after it clogs your veins
Someone please convince me I need more butter in my life.
Hot buttered coffee!
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...
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.
> 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...: )
I had an Indian friend whose dad did this. His dad died of heart disease.
Butter won’t kill you...margarine will....
> Butter wont kill you...margarine will....
Where oh where have I heard that line before? Searching memory banks...
If I was going to try something like this I would go with coconut oil.
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.
Would bacon drips suffice?
That is “udderly” ridiculous
“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
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.
Lost half my body weight through diet so I hope I have walked my talk.
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.
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