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Keto Diet and Instant Coffee

Whether you follow the Keto diet or not, we are sure you have heard of it by now. From celebrities to your co-workers -- the Keto craziness is all around us.

While there are “Keto Coffees” out there, our quality instant coffee is pure Arabica instant coffee without any additives. We created this post for you in case you would like to incorporate some instant coffee magic into your diet, or just learn more what everyone is talking about.

What is the Keto Diet?

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The Ketogenic diet or Keto diet for short is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Some experts believe that it offers better health benefits than other diets and a faster way to lose extra weight. Health professionals now believe that a low-carb diet, higher in fat and protein is a good option to treat obesity and other chronic diseases. This is just one example of an article summarizing 23 studies on low-carb and low-fat diets and their results.

This diet shares some similarities with other diets, such as the Atkins diet and other low-carb diets. While participating in this diet, people reduce their carbs intake and drastically increase the consumption of foods full with fats. As a result, they put their body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body. In this situation your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. It occurs because there is a limited amount of glucose (sugar that comes from carbs), which is usually the preferred fuel for many cells in the body.

Keto and Coffee

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The keto diet is now more than a trend. You can find it on social media, TV, blogs, and probably even heard of someone that is participating in the diet.

Because the keto diet is is so strict, snacks, meal replacements, and even your coffee consumption should become keto-friendly. You can upgrade your instant coffee to become keto-friendly as well if you choose to try out the keto diet. That way, you can continue drinking your beloved coffee and still stick to the diet.

Why Instant Coffee While on Keto Diet?

Being on a diet is all about balancing your life and sticking up to the diet’s guidelines. Instant coffee can help you when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to brew your favorite cup of joe or stop on the way to the office for coffee.  If you are planning to travel and still want to mix your keto supplements with coffee, instant coffee is a good base for your Butter Coffee.

What is a Butter Coffee?

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Butter coffee is a coffee mix consisting of coffee, unsalted grass-fed butter, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil. It is meant to be drunk on an empty stomach instead of breakfast and prior to working out. keto experts believe it can help you increase energy and endurance for your day. MCT’s are fatty acids that are found naturally in coconut and palm oils and can stabilize blood sugar and help your body get into a state of Ketosis. The Butter Coffee shake is very high in calories and fat, so this is why it should replace a meal and not drunk with a meal.

How to Choose Instant Coffee for Your Keto Diet?

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Because you would like to mix your keto supplements with the instant coffee, you need to find the best pure instant coffee. Check out the ingredients and make sure the instant coffee you buy doesn’t contain any sugars (obviously), oils or milk powder. Waka Coffee packets are filled with pure delicious instant coffee without any additives - perfect for your Butter Coffee shake.

Why is Butter Coffee Good for You?

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While on Keto diet, Ketones (water-soluble molecules that are produced by the liver from fatty acids) act as the body’s primary fuel when glucose is not available. Butter Coffee is great for your energy as it elevates ketone levels in the blood. In general, people sometime claim mental alertness and elevated energy after consuming the shake. This, however, can be due to the caffeine and fat mix, which can naturally be found as part of any healthy diet too.

You keep your daily coffee intake

Coffee is one of the most loved and commonly consumed drinks in the world. In 2017, Robin Poole, a public health specialist at Britain's University of Southampton, published the results of his study regarding coffee’s relation to humans’ health. His publication included 201 studies based on observational research and 17 studies based on clinical trials.

His research concluded that “People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain.” Read more here

Mixing the best instant coffee into a Butter Coffee shake, ensures you still get a great taste and also all of the benefits from coffee.

How to Make Butter Coffee Using Instant Coffee?

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This creamy and tasty recipe is great if you follow the diet or not. It is very fast to make using instant coffee and you can still enjoy from the same benefits noted before.

  1. Boil water in a kettle for one mug (8-10 FL oz).
  2. Pour out coffee from a Waka Coffee instant coffee packet into the mug (0.1oz of coffee) and add the boiling water.
  3. Stir for a few seconds until fully dissolved.
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, 1 tablespoon MCT oil and use a frother to mix all ingredients with the coffee (alternatively, you can mix all together in a blender) until smooth.
  5. Serve hot (but drinkable) and enjoy!

Gluten-Free & Keto Chocolate Instant Coffee Donuts

You can also bake delicious Keto friendly donuts with instant coffee! Check out this YouTube video.


**Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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