Misinformation is the mother of all myths. For years and years, women across the world have been conditioned to believe that their morning cuppa is harmful to them if they are on their period or undergoing menstrual pain. However, that is no longer the case with butter coffee.
Here’s the truth, told as it is:
Anything in large quantities has ill effects on the human body. Having excess coffee is also one of them. Coffee, in excess, results in anxiety and increased heart-rate which is bad for women even when they’re not on their period. At the same time, coffee in controlled quantities supported by a well-balanced diet can help soothe severe menstrual cramps. The caffeine content in coffee can help alleviate the extra lethargy you may feel during your period. That apart, coffee is an antioxidant which is great for you especially during your period when the body is already in its cleansing mode.
So, instead of ditching coffee entirely during your period, you can actually enrich it and get through those rough days when you are experiencing PMS symptoms.
How, you ask? By going bulletproof! Bulletproof or butter coffee is the way to go if you love your coffee and are suffering period pain in the form of muscle cramps or stomach pain.
What is ‘Butter Coffee’?
Butter coffee is a variant of bulletproof coffee. It is brewed coffee, unsalted butter and/or medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), an easily digested type of fat found in butter.
Read on to find out how butter coffee is good for you during your period:
1. Enriches your breakfast
Most women tend to eat poorly during their period. They lose appetite which makes them feel listless and weak throughout the day. While it is understandable that you don’t feel like ‘eating’ much, you can definitely start your day with freshly made butter coffee. The fat content in the butter coffee will make you feel full and the caffeine content will reduce lethargy, as previously mentioned.
2. Kills unhealthy cravings
Since it’s a high-fat beverage, you’re susceptible to feeling full for longer periods of time. Thus, unhealthy hunger pangs and uncontrollable cravings are easily curbed. Which otherwise, is common among women on their period.
3. Effective fat burner
Bulletproof coffee works by pushing the body into the fat-burning mode. It does so by prompting the body to convert stored fat and dietary fat into ketones. This process is called ketosis. It occurs when you have restricted carb consumption for long enough, and your carbs or glucose reserves are empty. As a result, your body uses ketones as a source of fuel instead of glucose (sugar), and you start burning fat.
While the above factors are true, as we mentioned before, excess of anything will be harmful so it would be better to consume butter coffee in limited quantities, observe how your body reacts to it and act accordingly. Consult your nutritionist or gynaecologist to be assured if butter coffee is a viable option for you. And please remember, self-care is of utmost importance during period.
Hope this blog gave you a new way to have your morning cup, even during your period. Do try the amazing bulletproof coffee and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
To know more about how you can deal with period cramps – click here!