Why You Should Join the Keto Coffee Craze and Reap the Health Benefits
The ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm. The ketogenic diet ranked amongst the top of the diet and fitness Google searches of 2016. Keto coffee is receiving high praise from health gurus everywhere. If you don’t want to have more energy or shed some pounds, the keto coffee craze is not for you.
The ketogenic diet was developed in the 1920’s by medical doctors to treat epilepsy patients. The diet has experienced a recent revival and explosion of interest as its popularity increases. The premise of the ketogenic diet is basically that the body can burn two different types of fuel: sugar or fat. Our brain’s function depends upon fuel to perform effectively, but in many ways our body functions like the engine of a vehicle...fuel burns clean or dirty depending on the quality. This is why the ketogenic diet replaces all sources of sugar with healthy fats.
Health Benefits of Keto Coffee
- Weight loss
- Improved brain function
- Sharpened focus
- Improved concentration
- Stabilized blood sugar
- Reduced sugar cravings
- Boosted energy
Keto coffee offers an alternative to the traditional creamers and sweeteners that Americans love to put in their coffee every morning. Most of these creamers and sweeteners do more harm than good. For example, I love Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks as much as the next person, but sugar is a dirty fuel to burn whereas the ingredients in keto coffee boost the brain’s efficiency and performance without crashing blood sugar levels. A web search for keto coffee uncovers many recipes, but here are a few ingredients that most of the recipes have in common:
Organic Coffee - Coffee is rich in natural antioxidants. In fact, coffee may even be America’s highest source of dietary antioxidants. Organic coffee offers the most nutrients without harmful pesticides because coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crops worldwide.
Collagen - Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, but production decreases with age. Supplementary collagen can improve your skin’s elasticity, your joint’s flexiblity, and your metabolism’s efficiency just to name a few health benefits.
MCT Oil - What does MCT stand for anyway? The answer is medium chain triglycerides, and these potent fatty acids are often derived from coconuts. MCT oil has many health benefits, but for the sake of brevity we will focus on its ability to feed your mitochondria. A study was conducted on mice in which three groups were fed different diets. They were observed for 14 days on a treadmill. The MCT-fed mice ran 2 times faster than the other two mice groups. Scientists concluded that this was caused by higher protein levels, affecting the metabolism and a cellular process known as mitochondrial biogenesis. Literally, this process increases the amount of mitochondria in each cell.
Grass-fed Butter - Why does the butter have to be grass-fed? Research shows that butter from grass-fed cows contains more nutrients plus a powerful vitamin first known as the X-factor. This vitamin has now been identified as K2. If you don’t live in a rural area with access to grass-fed butter from local farmers, I suggest you use Kerrygold butter. It is available at most grocery stores. Grass-fed butter supplements are also available.
Does making your own keto coffee sound like too much of a hassle? If you’re not a morning person, there is a commercial option available to you called Bulletproof Coffee. Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, was inspired by a trip to Tibet where he noticed that the natives poured yak milk (which is very high in fat) into their morning java. He is largely responsible for jumpstarting the keto coffee movement. If you’re still skeptical about keto coffee and the ketogenic diet, I would highly recommend the Bulletproof blog as a resource for you.
Coffee Connoisseurs Rejoice!
Do you consider yourself to be a coffee connoisseur? If you prefer your coffee brewed the fancy way then I have just the machine for you! The Nespresso OriginalLine coffee machines received rave reviews on the popular coffee guide and review site, The Coffee Maven:
“The Cadillac of single serve coffee and espresso systems, Nespresso OriginalLine machines make — in my opinion — the best coffee of any pod or capsule-based coffee machine on the market today. They range from the small and basic Essenza Mini to the durable and robust Creatista Plus and offer you the ability to easily brew delicious espresso and lungo shots up to 3.70 oz. Some even come with a small 0.84 oz ristretto shot setting. Personally, if I was in the market for a new single serve coffee machine, it would be one of these OriginalLine models. (The Pixie and Inissia are my favorites, but I also love the Lattissima and Creatista if you crave simple, delicate cappuccinos or lattes and have deeper pockets.)” - The Coffee Maven
Cold Brain Syndrome
Is your brain cold? Many Americans suffer from brain fog which is also known as “cold brain syndrome”. When the energy production declines in your brain, the temperature drops along with it. This in turn severely limits your mental function. The keto-acids found in coconut oil (MCT oil) are swiftly utilized by the brain for energy. When you drink keto coffee in the morning, your brain immediately receives the fuel it needs to perform optimally the rest of the day.
Are you interested in learning more ways to improve your brain function? I highly recommend Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s book, “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”. This is by far my favorite brain health resource, but Dr. David Perlmutter’s book, “Brain Maker”, is excellent as well.
Coffee is America’s favorite way to start the day, but keto coffee is the only java that will sustain your momentum until the end of the day. Keto coffee is a nutritious powerhouse that will fuel your mental and physical capacity with energy like no other. Join the keto coffee craze today to experience the astounding health benefits in your own life!
Disclosure: While The Coffee Maven's PR company is one of eMaxHealth's occasional sponsors, the reporter had complete editorial freedom covering this story.