Remember Bulletproof coffee, the ubiquitous food trend that had everybody putting butter and oil in their coffee (or talking about it) in the hope it would give their brains seemingly superhuman energy and concentration?
While these health claims have been contested by some health professionals, it didn't stop Dave Asprey, the guy who turned his experience with yak butter tea in Tibet into an expanding fitness and nutrition brand, from announcing his next trick: manufacturing a bottled water purporting to have similar cognitive benefits.
It's called Fatwater, and it's essentially water mixed with Asprey's proprietary oil extracted from coconuts, called Bulletproof XTC Oil, and vitamin E to help the water and oil mix together.
So what does it taste like?
Asprey told The Huffington Post that Fatwater feels different than drinking Bulletproof coffee, or even normal water. Fatwater "is not meant to be creamy," he said, like Bulletproof coffee. Instead, "It’s pearlescent... it feels wetter on the tongue."
According to Asprey, a self-described biohacker, our bodies don't process water as efficiently as they could.
"It turns out, if you gulp a giant bottle of water, most of it passes through you and doesn’t get absorbed," he said. "People have been talking for many years about how our bodies are dehydrated and how we need even more water in the body and not just more water in the mouth. This is our contribution to help people solve that problem."
The "fat" in the concoction's name refers to medium-chain-triglycerides in the oil that Asprey says our bodies absorb easily. Each serving of Fatwater contains 2 grams of fat and 20 calories.
Fatwater is currently available in bottles or concentrate packets in Los Angeles, and will be available online in the coming weeks in unflavored, lemon, orange or berry versions. You can preorder here.
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