Stay away from “bulletproof coffee”

16 Dec

The New York Times reports on a new dietary fad called bulletproof coffee:

“The recipe — a riff on the yak butter tea Mr. Asprey found restorative while hiking in Tibet — calls for low-mold coffee beans; at least two tablespoons of unsalted butter (grass-fed, which is higher in Omega 3s and vitamins); and one to two tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, a type of easily digestible fat. Mr. Asprey claims having the 450-plus-calorie cup of coffee instead of breakfast suppresses hunger, promotes weight loss and provides mental clarity.”

There is no doubt that caffeine can enhance certain cognitive functions, but the claim that butter has brain enhancing effects is questionable.  In fact, there is evidence that saturated fats may increase your risk of dementia.

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