There are some fads in the fitness industry that refuse to go away, no matter how many times they are broken down. Many so-called experts preach eating a certain way or at certain times, also some foods and/or recipes are touted as being better than others. Ketogenic diet is the prime example of this trend and now the keto fad has brought along it’s little brother and has named it “bulletproof coffee”. What is this Bulletproof Coffee (BPC)?Bulletproof Coffee basically, is a hot coffee, two tablespoons of butter, and a tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride oil) all mixed together in a blender. Believe it or not, some people think adding a dollop of butter and coconut oil will somehow help them lose fat. BPC advocates even claim that drinking a cup in the morning instead of eating breakfast is a “bio-hack” to weight loss and mental superpowers. In fact most of the claims made about bulletproof coffee are very absurd, they are : – You can program your body to burn fat all dayYou can lose up to a kg a day on this dietCoconut oil/MCT is a superfoodYou’ll get a longer lasting caffeine boost without any crashesIt improves focus and brain power Here is chart comparing bulletproof coffee to your regular cup of coffee. CaloriesFat (saturated)CarbsProteinBulletproof468 kcal52 g (44 g)0 g0 gHalf & half,(2 tbsp added)40 kcal3 g (2 g)1 g1 gWhole milk(1 oz. added)18 kcal1 g (0.6 g)2 g1 g Now if you look at the chart above, you’ll find that bulletproof coffee is nothing but a very easy way to add a lot of unwanted calories to your diet and to claim that it’s a fat-burning drink is completely false. If anything, it’s a fat-gaining drink.Also butter is a food that needs to be carefully moderated since it can adversely affect blood lipid profile by increasing apolipoprotein B (apo B) levels, which has the potential to raise the risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition to raising apo B levels, adding supplemental MCT oil to coffee has the potential to raise fasting blood glucose and triglyceride levels. Both of these effects are not conducive to good health. Conclusion: Ultimately, it seems to me that Bulletproof Coffee is another in a long list of “superfoods” that promise to have some kind of special benefits, when in reality it is nothing more than a way to drink coffee that involve coating the inside of your blender with butter every morning.