Black coffee may be good enough on your keto diet

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Here’s good news for me. Well, it’s neither good nor bad in truth. I only drink my coffee black. In the beginning I went to black coffee because I found the need for cream and sugar a bit of a pain in the ass. Then I became accustomed to the taste of a clean cup of coffee and the addition of cream or sugar made it taste too sweet and almost like hot chocolate. So for the last 25 years or so I’ve been drinking my coffee black.

I love it when the science comes around to matching the way I prefer to live.

During the study, researchers gave 10 college-aged men coffee supplemented with either zero, 28, or 42 grams of MCT oil. The scientists took blood samples from these men before and after their coffee intake, measuring ketone levels, cholesterol and insulin levels, and oxidative stress.

What they found was pretty intriguing: All three groups experienced an increase in ketone levels and a decrease in insulin levels, meaning just our coffee alone can have ketosis enhancing benefits.


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