We present this material as a curiosity from the USA and we leave the judgement to yourself.
You must have heard about bulletproof coffee, which was once a very popular, stimulating drink. But have you already drunk the so-called FAT water? As the name suggests, it is water with fat. It is promoted as a sugar-free drink, supporting calorie burning, containing easily available energy and more efficient hydration. It’s all due to medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil (MCT).
However, is water with fat a good product?
First of all, we need to know that FAT water has only 2g of fat in a 0.5l bottle. It provides around 20 kcal, therefore it should not be considered a full source of fat in a diet. It needs to be supplemented with oils, nuts, avocado etc.
The originator of this drink was Dave Asprey, who claims that MCT fats are more efficient in energy production tham sugar. Fats follow a specific metabolic pathway from the liver. MCT is there transformed into ketone bodies, which provide a ready-to-use source of fuel. Ketone bodies need only three steps to transform MTC into energy, while sugar needs as many as 26 steps – says Asprey.
Thanks to the fact the organism derives energy from fat, it better absorbs water and hydrates the organism, providing the feeling of stimulation and invigoration.
The character of MCT is especially important to people with excess weight. Their features and quick way to the liver cause that the probability of transformation to adipose tissue is decreased. Apart from this, MCT entail larger thermic effect and this means that the organism utilizes more energy to digest it in comparison to other foods. It is one of the reasons why MCT are considered conducive to weight loss.
However, it needs to be taken into account that after drinking this water, we won’t “fly under the ceiling” and break our effort records. The fact that it adds energy influences more the increase of alertness, focus and readiness to act. Our organism will surely function more efficiently, thanks to better hydration.
How does this water with fat taste? It depends on taste additives, as it often contains aromas: berry, lemon… They are gently sweet, but the taste is not artificial, as in case of the majority of flavored waters available in shops. Interestingly, FAT water does not taste with fat, and no oil can be sensed there.
Where to buy this water?
In UK for the time being we won’t buy FAT water, but if someone has a chance to go to the USA, it may be tasted in California or Los Angeles. Sooner or later it will probably be available here.