Bulletproof Coffee at Fern Kitchen
We get asked a lot if we serve bullet proof coffee and the answer is YES!
Bullet proof coffee is dark roasted coffee, mixed with grass fed butter, MCT oil, and we recommend adding a dash of collagen for frothiness and maple syrup if you like a sweeter coffee! The grass fed butter along with the MCT oil provide our body with healthy fats that promote a healthy metabolism and encourage focus rather than the typical “buzz” you get from regular coffee.
What Is MCT Oil?
MCT is not just a buzzword. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and it’s one of the best, most bioavailable forms of energy. MCT oil is made from pure MCTs that are extracted from coconut (or palm) oil. MCTs are an ideal energy source and known for their quick absorption. It is not coconut oil, but a coconut oil byproduct.
A common misconception is that you can use coconut oil in place of MCT oil. However, coconut oil is just 55% MCTs, while MCT oil is made of pure MCTs. They are not interchangeable.
What Are the Health Benefits of MCT Oil?
MCT oil increases weight loss. More and more studies are popping up showing that MCTs help you maintain satiety by leaving you feeling fuller longer[*]. They also boost your metabolism, leading to more fat loss and greater weight loss outcomes.
MCT oil also improves gut health and reduces inflammation. MCTs are natural antibiotics capable of fighting off harmful bacteria while preserving your gut’s good bacteria. This creates optimal pH balance for a healthy gut biome leading to a healthier overall gut environment and improved digestion.
MCT oil also sharpens your cognitive health. Studies show there is a strong connection between the brain and gut health[*]. Since your brain consists largely of fatty acids, you think more clearly when you provide your body with plenty of healthy fats for fuel.
What are the Health Benefits of Collagen?
Skin/Hair/Nail Health: Collagen consumption can help reverse signs of aging and increases skin elasticity and moisture. Aging, sun exposure and poor health choices can cause a decrease in collagen levels in the skin and collagen can help increase the firmness of the dermis (the bottom layer of your skin), reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Structural changes in the skin, including weakened collagen, can make the appearance of cellulite more prevalent. When skin loses shape, elasticity and firmness, the appearance of cellulite is more visible because the skin is thinner and less able to conceal irregularities. Collagen can improve skin texture by increasing firmness and aid nail and hair growth.
Improved Digestion: The amino acids in collagen provide reparative and soothing properties that aid in digestion and improve the assimilation of nutrients. Collagen supports the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and helps repair stomach lining. Collagen may also help coat the digestive tract to improve digestion and help heal intestinal permeability.
Joint and Bone Health: Collagen is essential for mobility and provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system. Bone is a living tissue that supports our muscles, protects vital internal organs, and stores most of the body’s calcium. It consists mainly of a framework of tough, elastic fibers of collagen and crystals of calcium phosphate mineral that harden and strengthen the framework. The combination of collagen and calcium phosphate makes bones strong yet flexible to hold up under stress. The consumption of collagen helps with elasticity and regeneration of tendons, cartilage, bones, joints and skin and may improve bone and joint health over time. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases recommends collagen to help promote faster healing. Collagen may also help with joint and bone comfort and alleviate some of the pain for those who experience joint and bone discomfort and pain.
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