Can’t begin the day without a cup of coffee? If you’re nodding yes, we know why! After all, it gives you a quick boost of vigour and cheer. In fact, a lot of people associate coffee with comfort. Drinking your favourite cuppa can be quite wonderful, but adding ghee to it can make it even better. Latte, cappuccino, espresso… there is a variety of coffee styles people like. But thanks to Bollywood celebrities such as Rakul Preet Singh and Bhumi Pedneker, ghee coffee has found a spotlight!
Don’t you want to know what it is and why it’s better? Let’s find out.
What is ghee coffee?
Coffee and ghee or butter are combined to create ghee coffee, commonly referred to as bulletproof coffee or just bullet coffee. It is a warm, creamy coffee that resembles a latte. The main ingredients in this bulletproof coffee include healthy fats from ghee, and it is a caloric beverage that is meant to fuel your morning.
Health Shots got in touch with Roopshree Jaiswal, Consultant – Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Mechanic Nagar, Indore, to find out the benefits of adding ghee to coffee.
Jaiswal says, “A cup of coffee serves as a morning fix for many people. And just like any other beverage, people like to experiment with their cup of coffee as well. Many people are falling in love with bullet coffee or ghee coffee. This trend has caught the attention of a lot of diet conscious folks, and it is gaining popularity for the health benefits it has.”
Here’s what ghee coffee can do for you
1. A lot of healthy fat
Not all kinds of fat are bad for your health. Ghee is loaded with healthy fats like omega 3, 6, and 9. These are good fats that help in maintaining a healthy metabolism, cardiovascular system, joints, and even better brain functioning. That’s why it’s best.
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2. Loaded with vitamins
Ghee is loaded with vitamins A, E, and K. So, ghee coffee is not only tasty but also healthy.
3. Appetite suppressant
Ghee acts as an appetite suppressant, so it will also help you avoid eating those unnecessary snacks due to your unnecessary food cravings.
4. Makes your gut feel better
Having coffee in the morning on an empty stomach can cause acidity, but adding ghee to your coffee is the perfect antidote to it. How? Well, thanks to the healthy fats present in it that can make the digestive system smooth and easy.
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5. Boosts energy
Coffee is already known as an energy boosting beverage. But consuming ghee along with coffee can reduce the feeling of lethargic and can improve your mood as well.
Can ghee coffee also help in weight loss?
You will be happy to know that it can also help in weight loss. The beneficial fat in ghee has the ability to cut the stubborn fat. In fact, a number of studies, including one carried out at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the United States, discovered that eating the healthy kinds of fats can aid in fat loss. Ghee coffee can also boost metabolism rate and help in increase muscle mass.
How to make ghee/bullet coffee?
The bullet coffee recipe is easy.
- Just take a saucepan and heat the coffee first.
- Make sure that the coffee is simmering and not boiling.
- Add ghee, turmeric, and any sweetener of your choice.
- You can also add a bit of cardamom if you like to have it in your coffee.
- Cook it all for 2 minutes until everything is dissolved.
- Now mix your coffee mixture with milk in a blender and give it a powerful blend.
Avoid over blending as it will separate the fat.