Black coffee may be good enough on your keto diet

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Here’s good news for me. Well, it’s neither good nor bad in truth. I only drink my coffee black. In the beginning I went to black coffee because I found the need for cream and sugar a bit of a pain in the ass. Then I became accustomed to the taste of a clean cup of coffee and the addition of cream or sugar made it taste too sweet and almost like hot chocolate. So for the last 25 years or so I’ve been drinking my coffee black.

I love it when the science comes around to matching the way I prefer to live.

During the study, researchers gave 10 college-aged men coffee supplemented with either zero, 28, or 42 grams of MCT oil. The scientists took blood samples from these men before and after their coffee intake, measuring ketone levels, cholesterol and insulin levels, and oxidative stress.

What they found was pretty intriguing: All three groups experienced an increase in ketone levels and a decrease in insulin levels, meaning just our coffee alone can have ketosis enhancing benefits.

Making coffee better for your brain


I still prefer a simple cup of black coffee. I guess I’ll just have to deal with the cognitive deficiencies of my daily habit.

Coffee is a daily ritual for many people. “Don’t talk to me until after I’ve had my morning coffee” is a phrase you’ve likely heard at least once in your life. While it’s true that, on its own, coffee has some nutritional benefits like antioxidants, there are myriad ways to make it healthier and more nourishing for your body and mind.

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Men’s Health explains MCT Oil after criticizing your bullet proof coffee

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Why do they have to attack the go morning beverage of people trying to stick to the Keto Diet? Can’t we all just get along?!?

Your body digests MCTs differently. Because of their shorter molecular chains, MCTs are more easily broken down by your system and converted into medium-chain fatty acids. This efficiency creates a ready-to-use energy store.
According to fledgling research, much of it either conducted on rodents on in humans short term, there may exist links between MCT consumption and brain health, satiety, and exercise endurance.
Repeat: This is nascent research that is based on preliminary studies. As of right now, there are no long-term, double-blind studies on the effectiveness of taking MCT oil supplements in regards to any proposed benefit.
“And there are certainly none on bulletproof coffee,” says Chris Mohr, R.D., co-owner of Mohr Results, a nutrition consulting company.

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