Butter coffee, often referred to as Bulletproof, as Dave Asprey has been widely credited with popularizing butter coffee, is a type of coffee that includes fats like butter, coconut oil, or MCT oil. It often also has other elements that make it more stimulating or helps with the taste, but it never has any sugar or protein for a few different reasons. While the coffee has its benefits, it is primarily from the Himalayan region of the world where people are living in the bitter cold. If you are not in this environment, there could be issues. Here are 3 reasons to not drink butter coffee.
- It is high in calories – as a society that gains fat quickly, it makes little sense for some people to get most of their calories in the form of a fatty drink. With coconut oil, butter, and other elements, you risk getting half your daily calories and it is not at all filling. If you are trying to burn fat it is hard to make your macronutrient profile fit with the right amount of meat and carbohydrates as well.
- It breaks a fast – a lot of people say that butter coffee is part of their fast, but in reality anything over 10 calories is going to break your body’s fast. While some systems and processes are still in place because fat does not disrupt them, the general fast your body is engaged with is over the second you drink that butter coffee.
- Can lead to adrenal fatigue – one of the things that most butter coffee drinkers believe is pushing their limits further and further. When doing so, it is impossible to know where the breaking point is which is where many people get into trouble. Adrenal fatigue from the coffee is a real thing that several people struggle with on a routine basis.