Bulletproof Green Tea

I’ve decided to share with you something that not only is delicious but also can help reduce hunger in between meals with the added benefit of burning fat.

What is it?

Green Tea & Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

1 Organic Green Tea Bag

1 teaspoon of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Simply boil the kettle and let it rest for a bit.

Add the water to the teabag in a large mug

Add a teaspoon of coconut oil.

 

Bulletproof Green Tea

 

The thought of this may be disgust you but it actually is quite nice and the benefits are amazing. This can be especially of benefit when following the Metabolic Balance diet  & find it difficult to stick to the 5 hour fast between meals.

Why it’s good for you?

Green tea has high levels of antioxidants but also been researched extensively for weight loss and anti-ageing & more.

Coconut oil is saturated fat but a source of medium chain fatty acids, which has been linked to many health benefits including increasing metabolism therefore priming the body to burn fat. Coconut oil also contains Lauric Acid which has been shown to benefit immunity & also shown to be antibacterial & possess benefits to bone health.

If you are worried about coconut oil being a saturated fat then don’t because even though a saturated fat, coconut oil & it’s high lauric acid content has health benefits and even I feel saturated fats aren’t the problem in ill health (sugar is). The rise of low fat diets has done what for societies health?….made the problem worse. You can see a previous post on low fat here.

Ultimately Bulletproof green tea can help with hunger pangs in between meals. Enjoy this twice a day in between Breakfast/Lunch & Lunch/Dinner. I hope you like it.

Daniel

Daniel O’Shaughnessy Dip ION FdSc mBANT CNHC is a fully-qualified Nutritional Therapist & Metabolic Balance coach. He is a full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, and is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. A specialist in stress and gastrointestinal health and weight management, he has clinics across London. He is also the cofounder of Bodhimaya and holds transformative, educational and rejuvenating retreats in the UK and around the world. His philosophy is to keep nutrition simple, scientific and tailored to the individual. For more information please visit http://thenakednutritionist.co.uk or call 0208 1234 135.

5 comments

  1. Hi. Does this work with Rooibos Green tea? I have been working on my own grehlin and insulin sensitivities and currently try to go for 6 hours between at least two meals a day. I don’t follow a specific diet, but have a pretty good idea about what’s good and what’s not. I try to avoid caffein after midday so mostly just drink water and rooibos. Cheers

    • thenakednutritionist

      I’m sure it would work with Rooibos Green Tea. It depends on the brand etc. Green tea is used in the blog for it being researched for metabolism benefits. Certainly I would recommend between your 6 hour meal gaps to have tea with coconut oil (for the medium chain triglycerides) as it may increase the speed at which your body goes into ketosis (fat burning mode) and even stay there with a few carbs in your diet. A lot of the sites on the net use coffee with grass fed butter & coconut oil first thing in the morning and not consuming any food until 2pm. For you I would work out what is best for your routine etc. Perhaps try it with green tea first thing if you don’t want caffeine after 12. Hope this helps. Daniel

      • Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate your feedback. I tend to wake up with a ravenous hunger most mornings so I certainly won’t be skipping breakfast if I can help it. Cheers again.

  2. Would this work using mct oil?
    I normally do have bulletproof coffee using coconut oil or mct but like the sound of interchanging with green tea for a difference!

    • thenakednutritionist

      Yes i’m sure that would work just as good. Obviously a little less caffeine than coffee.

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