Does bulletproof make decaf?
Decaf coffee is one of the fastest growing coffee trends at the moment. The need for great tasting coffee without the jitters means that more and more people are switching to decaf to get their coffee fix.
Couple this with another on-trend coffee, Bulletproof Coffee, there certainly is a need for decaf bulletproof coffee or, even better, Decaf Nespresso Bulletproof pods. But let's start at the beginning.
What is Bulletproof coffee?
Bulletproof Coffee (aka Butter Coffee) is a great replacement for breakfast, in a convenient form. Especially as you can put it in a flask or travel mug and drink it ‘on the go’.
Unlike other quick and filling breakfast alternatives like cereal bars, Bulletproof Coffee has no added sugar or preservatives.
Bulletproof coffee is a combination of coffee, MCT oil and butter/ghee.
MCT oil is made of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) derived from the fat of coconuts. This natural ingredient is what makes our keto coffee pods so special and one of the key ingredients of bulletproof coffees.
MCTs are a fast acting energy source as they are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream due to their smaller chain length.
For those following the keto diet, MCT oil adds a boost of healthy fat to help you meet your macros for the day.
Why do people drink bulletproof coffee?
Having a diet rich with MCT oil can increase fat-burning and weight loss compared to diets containing an equivalent amount of standard dietary fat.
Studies have even shown that they have a particularly positive effect on fat around the midsection of the body (belly fat), which is a risk factor for heart health.
MCT oil also promotes weight loss as it decreases calorie intake in the diet due to an increased feeling in satiety which leads to a longer time between meals. This increased feeling of fullness is caused by the stimulation of satiety hormones, leptin and cholecystokinin, being secreted into the bloodstream.
MCT oil has roughly 10% fewer calories than LCTs, which are found in foods such as olive oil, nuts and avocados.
Finally, gut environment is very important for weight loss and MCT oil may help optimise the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining.
The ketones we produce when we ingest MCT oils increase mitochondria efficiency by increasing ATP yield (ATP is what our cells use for energy).
They also do not require insulin or glucose to cross the blood-brain barrier. This means they can provide a quick alternative source of energy to power our brain cells.
MCT oil could also help reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
This is because Alzheimer’s disease impairs your brain’s ability to use sugar. Studies have shown that MCT oil is beneficial to people with Alzheimer's disease as the MCT oil can provide energy to the glucose starved brain.
Manage Blood Sugar Levels
MCT oil can be very beneficial for people with diabetes. Firstly, as they reduce fat storage and increase fat burning, which can help to manage the condition.
A study found that that when 10 people with diabetes were injected with insulin, they needed 30% less sugar to maintain normal blood sugar levels when they consumed MCTs, compared to LCTs.
Is caffeine free coffee keto?
Decaf coffee is short for decaffeinated coffee.
Decaf coffee has had roughly 97% of the caffeine removed using one of three methods: The Swiss water method, Chemical solvent or Carbon dioxide.
Just because the caffeine has been removed it doesn't mean that caffeine free coffee isn't keto.
In fact if you are sensitive to caffeine then a decaf bulletproof coffee is a good idea.
If you are looking to make a bulletproof coffee decaf, then you need to make sure you choose the right decaf coffee as some use chemicals in the decaffeination process.
Does bulletproof make decaf?
The brand Bulletproof was started by David Aspey.
They make a range of ingredients for people following the keto diet to make bulletproof coffees.
However, this means you have to spend lots of money buying a range of different ingredients.
Plus, to answer the question - does bulletproof make decaf? - the answer is no, Bulletproof does not make a decaf coffee.
Luckily, Rejuvenation Water's decaf keto coffee pods are a great way to make a decaf bulletproof coffee. Where you can use decaf nespresso pods to make a quick and easy decaf bulletproof coffee.
Each Nespresso decaf keto pod already has MCT oil added to them, so all you need to do is simply pop your pod your Nespresso machine and enjoy an espresso of bulletproof coffee.
To boost the fat content you can add cream, butter or a plant-based alternative.
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water