By Saiyed M. Fauzan Ali
You must have heard the Buzz – Ketosis!! The high fat, moderate protein and almost zero carb diet have become a highly popular weight loss strategy across the globe. But, is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Let’s find out.
Would it not be awesome if butter and Pepperoni suddenly became health foods? And maybe with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and some hot melted cheese on top? “I’m doing this to get fit” you purr guiltlessly, as you topped your deliciously spectacular medium cooked beef pattie with a fried egg. Mmm…Mmm..! Just thinking about it makes you dribble, right!
Well, there are many ketogenic dieticians that actually support this whole idea: that eating fat and avoiding carbohydrates can help enhance health, performance, and result into a perfectly sculpted stomach you can grate that cheese on. Ketogenic diet actually stimulates the process of Ketosis where the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates, so it relies on fat stores as fuel for energy. This result in decreasing the body fat percentage, and maintain muscle (Paoli, et al., 2015). Nonetheless, excess to anything is danger alert and the same logic applies to the Ketogenic diet. If the Ketosis goes too far, then ketones will develop in your blood and they become acidic (Taylor, et al., 2015). This is a process known as ketoacidosis. Crazy medical terms, lel!
Nevertheless, if you’re on a healthy low-carb diet then it shouldn’t cause you any trouble. A health study conducted in 2008, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that Ketogenic diet reduced hunger and decreased overall food consumption to a significant level in obese men and women (Alexandra, et al., 2008). With that said, let’s talk about this recent bulletproof coffee craze, which is a part of the Ketogenic diet strategy.
Grass Fed Cow butter Brands like Kerry gold or Lurpak have become more popular over the past few years. But not just because they have a creamy texture, and make your toast taste like heaven. It’s mainly because people across the globe are putting it in their Coffee. Wait, Butter? The Grass Fed Cow’s butter is a staple in the bulletproof diet because it’s packed with quality nutrients and rich fats. Now, a question pops up that how grass-fed cow’s butter is different from normal butter. When a cow is pastured on a natural diet i-e grass, they produce milk with healthy fats, rich vitamins, better omega-3 to omega-6 ratios, and almost zero toxins. So, if you’re looking for the best fuel for your body, then organic grass-fed cow’s butter is the real deal. You can opt for brands like Lurpak or Kerry Gold because they produce organic Grass-Fed cow’s butter.
The organic butter is a part of the ever-growing health craze, which was first started by Dave Asprey, founder of bulletproof coffee. This butter coffee or shall I say, the bulletproof coffee will leave you completely rejuvenated, and will keep hunger at bay. This is the most common reason why people like me who are on intermittent fasting would love to have a cup of bulletproof coffee in the early shift of their feeding window. What’s more, the grass-fed butter optimizes the cholesterol levels and adding it to your coffee keeps you healthy, energized and improves performance throughout the day. So, what does bulletproof coffee taste like? I’d say it’s creamy and smooth, parallel to a buttery latte. But of course, the only way you can find out is to prepare this unique blend of coffee and try it yourself.
Till Next time, stay bulletproof.
Alexandra, M. et al., 2008. Effects of a high-protein ketogenic diet on hunger, appetite, and weight loss in obese men feeding ad libitum. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87(1), pp. 44–55
Paoli, A., et al., 2015. Ketosis, ketogenic diet and food intake control: a complex relationship. Frontiers in psychology, 6, p.27
Taylor, S.I., et al., 2015. SGLT2 inhibitors may predispose to ketoacidosis. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100(8), pp.2849-2852
– Saiyed M. Fauzan Ali is an MBA/M. Phil specialized in Supply Chain Management and a Certified LSS (USA). The Author has worked in the past as a research analyst and a critical reviewer. He is the founder of The Health Sphere and a fitness and writing enthusiast. You can follow the author on Instagram @saiyedfauzan or visit his Linkedin Profile
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