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Though it may sound a little strange to add butter and coconut oil to your morning joe, these healthy fats melt into the brew to create a decadent coffeehouse-style drink (known as Bulletproof Coffee) that’s packed with metabolism-revving conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) from the butter and thyroid-stimulating medium-chain fatty acids from the coconut oil. The payoff: Bulletproof Coffee primes the body to burn fat more efficiently throughout the day and increases the output of hunger-dampening hormones to curb appetite for up to 4 hours. Devotees of the sip also rave that it delivers an instant boost in energy and mental clarity that lasts all morning.
To get the perks, our nutrition columnists Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, Ph.D., suggest combining one cup of strongly brewed coffee, 1 Tbs. of butter (preferably one made from the milk of grass-fed cows, like Kerrygold) and 1 Tbs. of coconut oil in a blender and blending until creamy.
For more hunger-busting tricks and tips from our nutrition experts, visit CaltonNutrition.com.