Realm health and fitness tips from Kyle

Realm health and fitness tips from KyleBulletproof your morning

Can butter be the answer to unlocking your true potential? To the delight of butter lovers everywhere there has recently been an onslaught of mainstream news corporations citing a study that suggests saturated fat has no correlation with heart disease. This is a complete paradox to what has been nutritional “common knowledge” for the past 50 years.

Dave Asprey from www.thebulletproofexec.com takes this a step further in suggesting that butter may actually be GOOD for you. For the past few months I have been experimenting with his concoction of coffee, butter, and MCT oil that he deems “Bulletproof coffee”.

The practice is nothing new and is still common in many other countries but is now making a comeback in the U.S. as a means of clearing “brain fog,” giving sustainable energy, controlling inflammation and stimulating your body’s fat burning potential. MCT oil, in recent studies was proven to promote weight loss, and butter is rich in butyric acid which has been proven to ease inflammation in the gut (better nutrient absorption) as well as increasing insulin sensitivity. The proposed concoction does set you back roughly 400 calories but keep in mind that not all calories are created equal.

Recipe:  How to Bullet proof your coffee

Here is the full study: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Kyle at Realm FitnessKyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.

5 responses to “Realm health and fitness tips from Kyle

  1. i never heard butter can be good for your health. To stay healthy yoga,
    Reiki is enough for me but thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Brittany,
    Although this theory seems farfetched there is plenty of research backing up the high fat diet in fact it should be at least 35 percent of your daily diet. It is a know fact that your body needs fats in order to function. Secondly, fat is the binding aspect that allows your body to absorb vitamins such as A, D, and E that are vital to your nervous system. The low-fat diet, mainly being a strategy the government came up with to appeal a health conscious crowd (or people who want to be healthier) is actually bad for your body. These foods with removed fat tend to taste unpleasant which is why the accesive sugars are added. These products are high in carbs which means your body and liver are overturning the abundance of carbs causing your triglyceride levels (a huge component in cardiovascular risk) while the recommended diet to bring these levels down is the exact opposite, a high fat and low carb diet. What is really boils down to is Low fat means high carbs, high carbs means over production in your liver, overproduction means high triglycerides levels, and these high levels mean high risk to cardiovascular risks.

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  3. Hey Brittany,

    This would be something that one could experiment with on their own for a week or so and continue if they lose weight or notice an improvement in overall energy levels. There are many cases of people losing weight and feeling AWESOME by incorporating this into their diet. Most people, especially the health conscious tend to avoid the good fats due to this “low calorie” mentality and lose out on some of the many benefits that healthy fats have to offer (more achievable satiety through out the day, easing of inflammation, sustainable energy, and increased body fat loss). That being said, this is just a point of consideration to compliment the article related to saturated fat and definitely not for every body.

    But if you try it, like it, and benefit from it than great. If you don’t, than atleast it tasted delicious.

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  4. With so many contradicting ideas for losing weight it is hard to know what is real. We will have to wait until more research comes out to know the truth but as of right now people trying to lose weight may want to stay away from these added calories.

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    • Hey Brittany,
      Although the theory seems to contradict itself and sounds very far fetched, there is an abundance of research backing up the idea of including fats into your diet. It is a fact that your body needs fat to function as well as being the binder that allows your body to absorb vitamins such as A, D, and E and they are vital for your nervous system. Secondly, foods labelled “low-fat” tend to taste unpleasant which is why they pack on the added sugars in order to sell these products to they’re demographic. These low-fat diets are also high in carbs, which causes your body and liver to over produce and elevate your triglycerides (a high risk to cardiovascular disease) to lower these levels in your blood the recommended diet is the exact opposite meaning low carb high fat diets. What it boils down to is low-fat means high carbs and sugar and high carbs mean overturned carbs raising the triglycerides in your blood levels putting you in major risks. Low-fat labeled foods were introduced by the government to attract healthy conscious eaters or at least people who want to be healthier.

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