Have you ever heard of maca? I stumbled upon this mighty root a couple years ago the way I stumble on most things these days: social media. A friend had mentioned to another friend (yay, voyeurism!) that they took maca before a workout to help them push harder in the gym. As I was recently getting back into the gym at the time, my ears (eyes?) perked at the mention of this mysterious substance. As I am wont to do, I began scouring the Internet for anything and everything I could find about this “maca” the guy spoke so highly of. What I found turned out to be (for me at least) life-changing.Read More
By now, you've probably heard about bulletproof coffee. It's popping up everywhere, with devotees singing its praises from movie sets to boardrooms. But, if you hear "bulletproof" and nothing comes to mind besides vests and windows at sketchy Chinese food spots, allow me to introduce you to the latest craze.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee, developed by biohacker Dave Asprey, is basically a cup of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and coconut or medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, traditionally drank in the morning, often as a meal replacement. I know what you're thinking: "Butter in coffee? Gross." That's generally the first reaction, with the second being, "that cannot possibly be healthy." However, you may be wrong on both points. Here's why.Read More