You've probably heard of Bullet-proof Coffee. It's all the rage these days for those on the Keto bandwagon. It's thought to take your morning coffee to the next level by adding a healthy dose of fats (butter + MCT oil) to your caffeine.
What are the supposed benefits? Bullet-proof coffee triggers weight loss by kicking your body into ketosis - the metabolic state triggered by lack of carbs which leads the body into a fat-burning state. It's also thought to increase energy, boost cognitive function, maintain mental clarity, and suppress hunger.
I see the appeal here, and while I do believe this can definitely help with weight loss...I don't believe ketosis is a healthy state for everyone, all the time (sorry, haters!). If you know me, you know me and my body tend to go against the grain. So, let me introduce you to an alternative: "Missile-Proof" Cacao.
Look, coffee isn't good for everyone. I personally can't drink it; it inflames my entire body. Other possible side effects for those sensitive are insomnia, nervousness, upset stomach, nausea, heart palpitations, agitation, and headaches. If this speaks to you, Crio Bru Brewed Cacao might be an option for you.
I love a good morning routine. And there is something heavenly about a warm mug of goodness when I wake up that brings me comfort. Crio Bru is roasted cocoa beans (cacao). You brew it just like coffee and it has the aroma and taste of pure, rich dark chocolate - and who doesn't love that?! The cacao has less caffeine than a cup of decaf and contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant without the harsh highs and lows of caffeine. It works in harmony with your body giving a mild long-lasting energy without the jitteriness.
Cacao is also considered a superfood loaded with nutrients + high in magnesium (most of us are deficient). Cacao is thought to give the immune system a boost, assist in weight loss, increase focus, reduce stress, and help you sleep!
So where does the "Missile-Proof" come into play? By adding 100% pure cacao butter chips! The cacao butter has a significant amount of polyphenol antioxidants that, again, support the immune system, improve heart health, + decrease inflammation. The healthy fats help to kick that ketosis!
You have to determine your body's needs and I'm certainly not a long-term keto fan, but if coffee is an ixnay and you still want that morning jumpstart, you may want to give "Missile-Proof" Crio Bru a whirl. See if it works for you, and let me know what you think!
Happy mornings to you!
"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul" (3 John 1:2).