Mentally list down a few things you love eating and drinking. Chances are, the words butter, and coffee, appear on this list. However, the consumption of both, especially on a weight loss diet, is a little controversial. When you have to drink coffee on a weight loss diet, it has to be black, without creamers or sugar, and mostly as a pre-workout beverage. Butter is mostly off the table, but when you can eat it, it is probably on a cheat day, in very small quantity.
However, what if we told you, you can have both butter and coffee on a weight loss diet, but the catch is, you have to have them together? Butter coffee is a blend of coffee, butter, and MCT oil. These ingredients can help with weight loss.
The nutritional content of butter coffee
Before you begin to understand which properties or contents of butter coffee can help you lose weight, it is important to understand its nutritional content. According to Healthline, the nutritional content of butter coffee include the following.
Carbs: 0 grams
Total fat: 50 grams
Protein: 0 grams
Fibre: 0 grams
Sodium: 9% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin A: 20% of the RDI
Another important thing to note is that about 85 per cent of the fat in butter coffee, is saturated fat. This can be too much, especially for one serving. Saturated fat has also been linked with an increased risk of heart conditions, and therefore, you must try to replace saturated fats in butter coffee with polyunsaturated fats.
How butter coffee can help you lose weight?
The high calorie and high amounts of fat in butter coffee can help lose weight by curbing appetite. High amounts of fat can slow down digestion, and make you feel fuller for longer durations.
Energy to work out and exercise
Coffee is primarily famous as a pre-workout beverage because it ensures that your energy levels are high, and you do not get exhausted during your work out. Butter coffee can help provide the same energy, and ensure that you are able to burn your calories easily, without losing energy.
MCT oil promotes fullness
MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. This oil is popularly consumed on a ketogenic diet. The MCT oil present in butter coffee can help promote fullness, especially if you are on a calorie-restricted diet. MCT oil can help you not feel hungry too often, and help with weight loss.
How to make butter coffee at home?
To make butter coffee, follow these 5 simple steps.
-> Heat water in a pan
-> While the water is heating, take two tablespoons of ground coffee into a shaker.
-> Add a teaspoon of grass-fed butter to another mug. Grass-fed butter can be found at all grocery stores, or even online.
-> It is time to brew your coffee. Add the hot water to the coffee, and let it sit for a few minutes. At the same time, add coconut oil, or MCT oil to the mug, where you added the butter.
-> After the coffee has brewed for long enough, strain the coffee into the mug.
-> Use a blender to blend the oil, butter and coffee together.
“Your butter coffee is ready to drink.”