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I’ve decided to create this blog to document the experiences I have in self-improvement, or more specifically, Biohacking. The term “Biohacking” is a relatively new wave movement in which people use certain methods to achieve better performance out of themselves. Bio referring to your body, a lot of biohacking is related to the food we eat and how it affects us. Enough days aloof over my health has left me with enough motivation to make some changes. So this morning when I woke, I drove to the local health food store to stock up on some supplies that will aid me in this new experiment. I got home, whipped up a cup of “Bulletproof Coffee” and logged in to report my findings.
Per the advice from Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Executive, I invested in the ingredients for this super drink to be my morning fuel. The drink is a mixture between coffee, (Dave advises you buy his brand, but we’re balling on a budget here) grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. MCT oil is another one of Dave’s nifty biohacking products that from my understanding is basically just coconut oil. I would’ve loved to have the true brew in it’s purest form but like I said, budget. So I went with basic coconut oil instead. Brew some coffee, cut a good spoonful of butter and coconut oil and mix into your drink and congratulations, you have Bulletproof Coffee.
This drink is designed to combine a hefty supply of quality fats with a moderate dosing of caffeine, fusing together to keep your blood sugar, and mood at a healthy level. It’s also a slight form of a morning fast because this drink is advised to be drank alone. In all its glory, with all the overpriced accoutrements. Dave is kind of a funny character, but joking aside this is some seriously good shit. Hell, I drank a cup and started a blog. Here I am now moving forward with some serious momentum. It’s been a couple hours since my glass, and there’s no crash in site that one would normally expect from something of this sort. But that’s the beauty in this drink, it’s formulated exactly not to do that.
See, most people start their day with a breakfast that contains carbs in some form or another. The problem with carbs is there a crash, as most of these foods are digested into sugar immediately upon arrival into our stomach. It’s just the way our bodies handle these foods. The only reason we can eat gluten products is because of the agricultural revolution, so historically speaking we did not evolve to eat them. The freshly digested sugars give you an anti-climactic “high” and then you crash because your pancreas has to bring you down, or else you die. Way to go Pancreas. Why do you think so many people feel like napping after most meals? Carbs seem to be a bit of a roadblock if productivity is on your to-do list. The energy is nice because you can feel the effects immediately, but it’d be an injustice to Kerrygold to leave out the treasure of a superfood that is their butter.
Kerrygold is a brand of Irish butter that can be found in most grocery stores that comes from grass-fed, happy irish cows. A cow’s natural diet is grass so naturally the health of the cow will be drastically better. Grass fed butter is rich in Omega-3 fats which play roles in a large list of goodies in the body. My favorite is the effect on hormones. Fats transport hormones and vitamins so it’s a good thing to stay on top of if you want to be feeling your best. Studies show that men who consume more fat also have more testosterone in their bodies. And testosterone is a fun hormone to have a lot of. Eat grass-fed butter boys, unleash your inner ape. Same advice to you ladies, but since I have no experience from the other side here there’s not much more I can add.
Grass-fed butter is also a rich source of Vitamin K2. An unsung hero that will work its ass off to make sure you don’t have a heart attack. Remember when people believed that eating fats made you get heart disease and die? Debunked. Way off, vitamin k2 in that beautiful golden stick of fat serves to de-calcify your arteries. So it actually serves to reverse the damage from however long you subjected your body to poor food choices. Don’t be too hard on yourself, I pretty much survived a festival recently on corn dogs. So you’re in good company. Although you probably won’t feel the effects of this after your first cup, you can pat yourself on the back for doing some nice for your body.
Coconut oil is also a rich source of omega-3 fat for your body as well. I just don’t really know much else about it. Coconuts are going to have other good things in them that will keep you feeling great as well, I just don’t know specifics. They do give a nice taste to the coffee too.
I’ve tried variants of the coffee before but now I bought a supply and plan to stick with it as my morning beverage of choice. It’s a powerful drink that can really get you moving towards where you want to go. The butter can be applied to all other sorts of food because it’s basically a superfood, and the coconut oil can be used to cook with as well. The coffee is an amazing drink, I encourage you all to try it. Treat that body like the temple it is.