This Is That Trendy Coffee You're Seeing All Over Instagram
Chances are, you've heard of and probably seen Bulletproof Coffee. In person, in cafes, and most recently, all over your Instagram feed. It's popular in the health world and the subject of many artsy food photos and social media posts lately.
Bulletproof Coffee is frothy, oily, fatty coffee. It's essentially putting oil and fat (in the form of grass-fed butter, typically) in your coffee. And although it's currently quite trendy, the truth is that some cultures have been doing this for centuries. Spiced butter coffee is a longstanding Ethiopian tradition!
Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It? Because of the benefits of healthy fats, really. The MCT oil — medium-chain triglycerides — plus the high omega-3 content can create a satisfying and nourishing combo, and people are losing crazy amounts of weight. Because MCTs are metabolized quickly in the liver, they're used as fuel before being stored as body fat.