snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Urban Legends > Science

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27 August 2015, 12:43 PM
A Turtle Named Mack's Avatar
A Turtle Named Mack A Turtle Named Mack is offline
 
Join Date: 21 June 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 21,445
Icon204 Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider

Three years after co-founding Fitocracy, we launched a new online coaching service to start bringing in money. We needed a way to hook people in, but no one seemed interested. It didn’t make sense. The sales email I was sending technically ticked all the right boxes: it was well-positioned, engaging, and clearly priced—the exact formula I had been taught in Wharton Marketing 101.

http://vitals.lifehacker.com/butter-...-fi-1724843201
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27 August 2015, 03:24 PM
quink quink is offline
 
Join Date: 22 June 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,193
Default

Another reminder of why it hurts to read the comments in a fitness/nutrition article. Some people really do treat their chosen diet and activity as religion (I had a friend who went hard core into paleo as the One True Diet. Coincidentally, he happened to love bacon and hated chocolate).

I liked the article itself quite a bit, especially the bit about throwing in studies that no one will read. It's a similar message to one of my favourite fitness writers (who was actually quoted in this article). You can usually tell solid fitness/nutrition advice because it's pretty boring, especially compared to the gimmicks people have learned to expect.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27 August 2015, 03:45 PM
overyonder overyonder is offline
 
Join Date: 03 March 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,014
Default

Straight out of http://www.amazon.com/I-Can-Sell-You.../dp/0345284623

OY
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27 August 2015, 05:57 PM
Alarm's Avatar
Alarm Alarm is offline
 
Join Date: 26 May 2011
Location: Nepean, ON
Posts: 5,145
Default

I at the commenter who mentioned that "Tibetans have been putting yak butter in their coffee for ages"

Quote:
PS. Dave Asprey did not invent buttered coffee. The Tibetans have been putting yak butter into their morning tea for thousands of years.
Yes, because Tibetans put yak butter in their coffee hoping to lose that extra weight they've gained during the winter, living in the mountains and fighting off death with every snowstorm.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27 August 2015, 08:47 PM
A Turtle Named Mack's Avatar
A Turtle Named Mack A Turtle Named Mack is offline
 
Join Date: 21 June 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 21,445
Default

Well, as you quoted, the commenter actually did say tea - until fairly recently, coffee was not a likely drink in Tibet.

But moving on, I wonder about the purpose. Of course it would add calories for people who can probably well use all the calories they can get. I would also think it would help the tea stay hot longer, since the fats would float on top and prevent evaporation. Any other ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27 August 2015, 08:51 PM
Esprise Me's Avatar
Esprise Me Esprise Me is offline
 
Join Date: 02 October 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,498
Default

Flavor? I've never tried it in coffee or tea, but butter is generally delicious.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27 August 2015, 09:22 PM
A Turtle Named Mack's Avatar
A Turtle Named Mack A Turtle Named Mack is offline
 
Join Date: 21 June 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 21,445
Default

Especially if you have grown up with having your tea that way, it would be a comfort food.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 28 August 2015, 01:02 AM
Little Pink Pill's Avatar
Little Pink Pill Little Pink Pill is offline
 
Join Date: 03 September 2005
Location: California
Posts: 6,885
Default

Wiki says it may prevent chapped lips.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_tea
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peanut Butter: Disproves Evolution? Tarquin Farquart Fauxtography 53 25 August 2011 12:22 PM
Peanut butter kills birds snopes Old Wives' Tales 5 08 June 2011 09:41 PM
Who invented peanut butter? snopes Food 18 17 October 2008 03:39 PM
Insider Tale of City Hall in Katrina snopes Hurricane Katrina 0 26 August 2007 04:34 AM
Dog and peanut butter -- Spanish version? Cactus Wren NFBSK 19 17 April 2007 08:40 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.