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by Kevin Farrell

What is the butter coffee trend?

Butter coffee is a hit among fans of the ketogenic diet. But what is it?

Butter coffee, a.k.a. Bulletproof coffee, has two special ingredients: grass-fed butter and MCT oil.

Since coconut oil is similar to MCT, most people just use high-quality coconut oil.

Why are people drinking this?

Some believe butter coffee gradually gives energy, making drinkers feel full for up to six hours.

People also believe butter coffee improves focus, curbs appetites, and improves skin tone and complexion.

Butter and MCT oil work slowly, giving your body a longer, smoother caffeine lift.

Because of this, butter coffee drinkers say they crave smaller meals later in the day.

Coconut oil also supports your body’s production of HDL — the so-called good cholesterol.

What does butter coffee taste like?

It may not look pretty, but it tastes like a rich, frothy latte.

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