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5 Reasons Why Everyone is Suddenly Putting Butter In Their Coffee

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 18, 2014


My Note: There is nothing new under the sun, huh! Blending butter with coffee has always been a typical preparation among the Gurage ethnic group of Ethiopia. Well, like coffee (so-called ‘Arabica’) and mighty-grain, ‘Teff’, another reason for Ethiopians to claim exclusive rights to the use and distribution (copyrights) of this particular coffee preparation.

There’s a new trend going around that may forever change the way you drink coffee. Instead of the usual cream and sugar, many people are now adding butter to their coffee and it’s just about the greatest thing ever.

To most people, putting butter in their coffee sounds skeptical if not borderline dangerous, but not all butters are bad for you. In this case, there is only one kind of butter you should put in your coffee: grass-fed butter. Kerrygold unsalted brand is probably the most common that you can find in stores. But why grass-fed butter?

Most cows are corn or soy fed. It’s cheap and filling, but cows aren’t actually meant to eat that- they can’t even digest it properly- and their milk produces the kinds of fats you don’t want in your body. Grass-fed cows on the other hand commonly produce the best milk and beef, and the butter made from those cows is just as good. Here are five reasons why you should be putting this kind of butter in your coffee (and just using it in general from now on):

  1. Only grass-fed butter has the right fats that regulate cholesterol, not add to it. Grass-fed butter has the best ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (which reduces body fat) and is a good source of vitamin K, both of which according to a studies reduce the risk of heart disease.
  2. It provides healthy fats for your brain and body to create cell walls (membranes) and hormones. The short-chain fatty acid Butyrate, once thought to be bad for you, has been linked to preventing neurodegenerative diseases, increased energy expenditure, and is also anti-inflammatory, further preventing heart disease.
  3. Drinking it each morning puts your body in the routine to burn fat all day, helping you trim down overall. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), found in grass-fed butter, has been shown to reduce body fat mass especially in overweight individuals.
  4. Bulletproof” coffee will give you energy as well as increase cognitive function that you can literally feel when it kicks in for about six hours- and without the crash. Mixed with more healthy fats from coconut oil, this amped up drink will help produce ketones, which are created when your body creates energy from fat rather than carbohydrates.
  5. Two tablespoons of butter in your coffee is all you need to replace a breakfast meal altogether, making this a quick alternative for people on the go. Providing your body with essential fats and calories is a higher performance blend than a carbohydrate source like oatmeal.

When you blend it with coffee, what you get is the most pleasantly creamy drink that you can actually feel energizing your body. But why stop there? If you are going to put the best butter in your coffee, you should have the best of everything. According to bio-hacker and entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who formulated this popular blend, the quality of your coffee beans can make a noticeable difference and adding MCT oil will absolutely boost your brain’s focus in the morning. If your coffee isn’t doing it for you anymore, this is one recipe you’ll want to try. Watch the video below to try it or check out Trainer Kim‘s great blog post on it:.



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Mary In The Morning

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 18, 2014

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning

When through a sleepy haze I see her lying there

Soft as the rain that falls on summer flowers

Warm as the sunlight shining on her golden hair

When I awake I see her there so close beside me

I want to take her in my arms

The ache is there so deep inside me

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning

Chasing the rainbow in her dreams so far away

And when she turns to touch me I kiss her face so softly

And then my Mary wakes to love another day

And Mary’s there in summer days or stormy weather

She doesn’t care, or right or wrong the love we share

We share together

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the evening

Kissed by the shades of night and starlight in her hair

And as we walk I hold her close beside me

All our tomorrows for a lifetime we will share


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