Why People are Putting Butter in their Coffee

Why People are Putting Butter in their Coffee

If you haven't heard yet, butter coffee is the new craze that everyone is talking about. A new coffee brand called Bulletproof might not have started the trend, but it is definitely helping it take off.

What is Bulletproof coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is a brand created by Dave Aspey, an entreprenuer who had had an epiphany at "18,000 of elevation near Mt. Kailash in Tibet" that inspired his new business endeavor. After his alleged epiphany over a "creamy cup of yak butter tea", he decided that he wanted to share the brain-healing, cancer-fighting powers of this special blend of coffee with the rest of world and that is when Bulletproof was born. The brand's website claims that Bulletproof coffee is "upgraded coffee," blended with Brain Octane Oil (MTC oil) and unsalted grass-fed butter or ghee. This coffee is supposed to give you clear, focused energy and keep you feeling full. Some studies have even suggested that it aids in weight loss.

Is butter coffee bad for you?

While butter is fatty, butter from grass-fed animals has a healthy dose of omega-3s, omega-6s and vitamin K. The healthy fats that come from omegas are essential to our diets for may reasons. We need them to build healthy cells and to maintain brain function.

However, each cup of Bullet Proof coffee contains around 468 calories, according to PrecisionNutrition.com. So it's probably a good idea to cut out some calories later on in the day. Experimenting with a little bit of butter in your coffee is fine, but remember to keep the big picture in mind and eat a healthy diet all round.

Watch the video above to learn more about why people are putting butter in their coffee. Then, check out the slideshow below to discover 10 essential products every coffee lover should have!

15 best superfoods for fall
5 foods you should eat this fall
Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

Image Credit: Getty Images