If you love coffee, you are going to love it even more with friends. Not the human kind, but friends like grass fed butter, coconut oil, turmeric, black pepper and honey.
Butter in your coffee? Yes, butter (the grass fed variety) is full of the fat soluble vitamins K and E and a bit of D. It is also the richest known dietary source of butyrate, a fatty acid which is anti-inflammatory and used by colon cells for energy. Normally made by the healthy bacteria in your gut, butyrate can also prevent and fight cancer, control blood sugar and hunger, heal a leaky gut and boost the immune system. Butter is one classy fat.
Of course Coconut Oil is equally classy – a quick source of energy and a high quality fat that nixes harmful microbes like bacteria, viruses and protozoa, helps with weight loss, supports healthy skin, heart and thyroid and sooo much more. See The Complete Book of Coconut Oil.
What about turmeric? This super spice contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant compound that can induce epigenetic changes in the cell. Once it gets into a cell, curcumin can influence more than 100 different pathways. The catch is that curcumin is poorly absorbed, which is where the fat and black pepper come in. Curcumin is fat soluble and the piperine in black pepper is a bioenhancer. This means that it increases the bioavailability of other nutrients – in the case of curcumin, by up to 2000%.
Add all of these together and you have a recipe for a super-brew.