Best Paper Filter For Bulletproof Nonâ€“Ldl-Raising Coffee? Of Cafestrol, Kawehol, Kahlua, And Kameh
Hi! I want to talk about those delicious Hawaiian coffee compoundsâ€”cafestrol and kawehol (as well as Kahlua and Kamehameha). Hehe, actually just mainly the paper filter thing more, but those two diterpene-related compounds are my main concern.
Did not see another thread solely covering choice of paper filters. So, as everyone seems to be finding out, there is this possible risk for elevated LDL. More and more people seem to be discovering it in the following threads:
The jury is still out on whether this definite raise in cholesterol is of the bad kind or a problem at all. Dave said no paper filters in the Bulletproof Diet book, so it is forever etched in eternity that it's better to do that, and I hope he's right, because a lot of people are going to freak out when they see these raised LDL numbers. Some have been saying even in the 200s or 300s! I haven't checked mine yet, but I'm kind of scared that they will be raised.
Either way, I'm personally going to try some things, because my blood pressure has been high (not that that means my LDL is high, but it's indicated of possible cardiovascular issues).
However, I've had some weird effects from trying filtered coffee for the past couple days. I have these brown filters from Melitta, which I repurposed for my plug-in 12-cup percolator with a metal basket filter.
- Tastes weird (like paper?). Also tastes kind of chemical. Not sure if that's a problem, but I miss the unfiltered taste
- Stomach felt upset before lunch (both when drunk on an empty stomach and with protein-veggie breakfast)
- In the afternoon, both days I used the filter, I had diarrhea that afternoon. Definitely a distinct (da-stink) occurrence for me.
- Accordingly, I went back to unfiltered today and felt fine (maybe my system is more adapted to it since I've been doing unfiltered for several months)
Please, tell me the best-tasting and most organic coffee filters out there. I don't want to guess and check over and over again, it's too much work! I'm sure someone out there knows. Of course, I want unbleached, but I also want the paper to be "tasty" LOL! You really do taste that stuff if you're used to unfiltered. They should start making novel, flavored filters. Oh, wait, that's a good business idea. Don't steal it anybody! You heard it here!
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