People Start Putting Butter in Coffee, Everyone in the World Except Paula Deen Shakes Head

People Start Putting Butter in Coffee, Everyone in the World Except Paula Deen Shakes HeadImage via marco.com

We don't know how the trend began, or moreover, why it even exists at all, but it does: "Bulletproof coffee," or coffee with butter added, is now a thing. Followers of the "Paleo Diet" are of the belief that eating like a caveman, ie: packing in large quantities animal fats and proteins, will boost energy, burn fat, and increase brain power.

If you want to to attempt the regimen (you glutton, you!) add a healthy tablespoon of unsalted, grass-fed butter, along with a coconut palm oil called MCT, to your daily cup of joe. The theory is that the added fat will provide a feeling of "fullness," but it's more likely that the added calories will lead to weight gain, and that the perceived energy boost is just a placebo.

There are very few things we wouldn't add to our coffee, but butter just might be where we draw the line. We have standards, you know.

[via Today]

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