Why Decaf Coffee is Back and Now Bulletproof
By: Dave Asprey
March 5, 2013
New science brings new insight, and that is my (humble) case for this post.
In the past, there have been a few reasons that decaf coffee didn’t meet Bulletproof standards. One of the cool things about biohackers, is that when we get new information, we upgrade our models of the world. Some of the latest research on decaf does just that.
Impaired energy metabolism in the brain is known to be tightly correlated with cognitive decline during aging and in subjects at high risk for developing neurodegenerative disorders,” said Dr. Pasinetti. “This is the first evidence showing the potential benefits of decaffeinated coffee preparations for both preventing and treating cognitive decline caused by Type 2 Diabetes, aging, and/or neurodegenerative disorders.(1)
The study did not specify which types of coffee beans were used, which brings us to the Achilles’ heel of coffee – mycotoxins.
There are two reasons why caffeinated coffee is preferred. One, the caffeine protects the beans from toxins (if stored improperly). And two, poor quality beans are universally turned into decaf – KEYWORD ‘poor quality.’
Poor quality beans negatively impact coffee drinkers, and inhibit peak performance. Until there was a solution, decaf was a bad idea. Many of you still wanted decaf, and that served as inspiration to solve your problem!
Upgraded™ Decaffeinated Coffee is now available, and will give you your favorite coffee taste with added health bonuses.
Along with the study above, it turns out decaffeination allows cafestol to remain in the coffee. Cafestol modulates bile acids in the intestine, and is a potent neurological anti-inflammatory in the brain.
The antioxidant molecules in decaf coffee are numerous. Roasting increases the antioxidant content of the beans and we carefully control our roasting process to maximize antioxidant content as well as minimize any mycotoxin contamination. Upgraded™ Decaf Coffee delivers a bottomless cup of benefits.
Improve Carbohydrate Metabolism
Research concludes that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have a significantly lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This effect is independent of caffeine content but is dependent on the amount of coffee consumed. Many published studies show that people who drink 4-6 cups of coffee daily are at 50% lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes than people who drink two or fewer cups per day. Upgraded™ Decaf Coffee makes this level of consumption both more attractive & easier!
Post Work-Out Bulletproof Coffee
If you’re a biohacker that loves a second helping of Bulletproof Coffee in the afternoon, but don’t want to throw off your muscle gains from an afternoon workout by consuming caffeine, then Upgraded™ Decaf is for you. With our decaf coffee, you’ll reap all the benefits of Bulletproof Coffee, without putting a stop to your Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. Caffeine inhibits mTOR (Mammalian Target of Rapamycin), a mechanism in all of us that increases protein synthesis in our muscles after exercise. Now, you can enjoy a second helping of Bulletproof Coffee with our decaffeinated beans, and continue to build muscle. Win!
The Bulletproof Standard for Decaf
Our beans are of the highest quality source we can find; from a single estate, Central American farm (just like our regular Upgraded™ Coffee beans). They will also be processed without fermentation, which means it will be the highest quality decaf with the least amount of toxins available.
Upgraded™ Decaf brings a new age for Bulletproof coffee. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
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1Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Decaffeinated coffee may help improve memory function and reduce risk of diabetes.” ScienceDaily, 1 Feb. 2012. Web. 6 Jan. 2013.