If you’re like the majority of Americans — 64 percent, according to the National Coffee Association — you rely on that first cup of coffee to get you going each morning. Well, devotees of Bulletproof coffee, the trendy drink that infamously introduced butter to brew, claim the stuff can give you even more, and longer-lasting, energy.
Let’s face it — most of us would gladly chug movie-theater-popcorn-flavored java by the gallon if it were true. So, is it?
Understanding Energy and Calories
The supercharged brew that’s been taking the fitness and nutrition world by storm for the past several years boasts a number of benefits, from increased satiety to a sharper brain.
But its energizing properties might be the toughest to prove (or debunk), and not just because there haven’t been a ton of studies on it yet. “You can’t really measure increased energy, so it’s hard to get an objective take on it,” says Carolyn Land Williams, PhD, RD.