Ah the morning brew! The sweet scent, the warm feeling in your tummy and the initial boost to your energy. However, another 5 of these bad boys and you may crash. I want to make 2 beverage recommendations that will fuel you cognitive functioning from am to pm.
Optimising your coffee.
You may have heard of Bullet proof coffee. It contains black coffee, MCT oil and grass fed cow butter. This results in a creamy, tasty brew that sparks your energy and brain power. What if I told you that I’ve hacked this recipe for higher benefits?
Behold, my morning coffee. I use black coffee beans. Although the standard bullet proof brand advertises its effects of not having mictro toxins, please believe me when I say that neither does any mainstream brand of fresh coffee beans! They have been tested and proven as being not guilty. The bitter taste will one come about if you burn your coffee beans, a fact that has been known for decades!
I use coconut oil. Coconut oil contains MCTs which still lifts your ketone level, a well known form of cognitive enhancement that is situated around the breakdown of MCT (medium chain triglycerides). MCTs are also found in butter. As someone who doesn’t tolerate cow dairy, I use goats butter.
I use coconut oil because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and neural stimulating effects.
I then add a tea spoon of turmeric. This anti inflammatory is associated with great recovery and lowering inflammation around the brain. The best part about addicting to this coffee is that turmeric responds even better when it is absorbed with fatty acids such as MCTs.
You should avoid high doses of caffeine for up to 10 hours leading to your bed time as caffeine can linger in your system. Green tea contains another cognitive enhancer called L-thianine.
This amino acid is essential for the manufacturing of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers between brain cells.
So there you have it. 2 nootropic formulas that you may add to your brain boosting arsenal.