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Get Ready to Party – Without the Guilt!

The festive season is here – so it’s time to get ready. 

You need to prepare your gut for the holiday season. We all want to enjoy and indulge ourselves with naughty treats – and why not? Life is too short to miss out on all the delicious food and drink that flows around this time of year. 

At Chuckling Goat we like to break down this process into three stages: 

  1. PREPARE 
  2. PARTY
  3. REPAIR

Buffer your system with a Gut Health Smoothie each morning during the festive season. Then – enjoy your festive goodies. Afterwards, repair the damage with a good gut blitz in January. Job done! 

So we’ve put together a Party Prep package that will help with this process. It contains 4 items that are critical for gut health: 

  1. Skinny Kefir: Lower fat, higher protein, milder-tasting. 
  2. Complete Prebiotic: Feeds the good bugs that the Skinny Kefir puts into your gut.
  3. Pure Fish Collagen: Makes your skin glow and helps heal the lining of the gut.
  4. Gut Cleanse Tea: Pure, natural herbs to flush out any nasties lurking in your gut. 

What is kefir? 

Kefir (we pronounce it kee-fur) is a fermented dairy drink containing a range of beneficial live cultures called probiotics. We make our kefir by hand on our family farm in Wales, using fresh goat’s milk and real kefir grains. Laboratory tests have confirmed that our kefir contains 27 different types of microbes, each supported by studies documenting their benefits to health and wellbeing. 

Our Original kefir is made with whole goats milk, while our new Skinny Kefir is made with semi-skimmed goats milk. This makes it lower in fat and calories and high in protein, which is a key nutrient for weight loss and weight maintenance. Skinny Kefir is mild in flavour, smooth and creamy. It tastes as delicious straight from the bottle as it does when blended with fruit, veg and other health-promoting ingredients. Blend up a gut health smoothie every morning to get you safely through the festive season – it’s quick, easy and delicious!

Why does it work?

When it comes to weight loss, dairy is your friend. Recent scientific evidence suggests that children who consume dairy products are less likely to be overweight or obese.1,2 In adults, dairy products can help reduce fat levels, making it easier to lose weight as part of a calorie-controlled diet. Skinny Kefir is our 100% natural answer to supporting healthy, safe weight loss, without worrying about fat, sugar or calorie content, because they are all naturally low in this pure, unflavoured product that is free from any additives. 

Why is gut health important?

Why should you care about your gut if your goal is to get fit for the party season? Scientists have demonstrated that the bacteria living in your gut affect your weight and metabolism. Kefir and other fermented foods are able to balance your gut flora and may aid in fat loss. Additionally, these foods are low in calories and rich in protein, calcium and other beneficial compounds that support your cardiovascular health.3

Fermented dairy products have been shown to contribute to the improvement of body composition, i.e., helping you lose body fat whilst maintaining muscle mass.4 They can also improve metabolic markers such as lower cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty molecules in your blood).5 The live cultures in fermented dairy, i.e. the very bacteria that help turn the milk into kefir, are believed to be responsible for these beneficial effects.6

What’s the science? 

A recent clinical study found that a group of women from 25 to 45 lost more weight and achieved better body composition by drinking kefir daily for 8 weeks without restricting or counting calories compared to another group who didn’t drink kefir and who followed a calorie-restricted diet.7

Both Original and Skinny Kefir give you the benefits of a food-based multi-strain probiotic. Recent clinical evidence suggests that supplementation with probiotics could help reduce weight gain whilst improving some of the metabolic parameters normally associated with overweight and obesity, including reduced body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, reduced fat mass and fat percentages, reduced plasma lipid profiles (e.g., cholesterol and triglyceride levels), and blood glucose / blood sugar.8

Here’s a recipe for a daily Gut Health Smoothie to help get your through the holidays: 

Energreensing Breakfast Smoothie

Lush. Fresh. Reinvigorating.  

  • 170ml Skinny kefir  
  • 10 grams (1 heaped tablespoon) Complete Prebiotic 
  • 10 grams (1 heaped tablespoon) Pure Fish Collagen
  • 15 drops Chuckling Goat Siberian Ginseng
  • Handful of fresh baby spinach leaves, raw (around 30 g)
  • Half a courgette, unpeeled (around 100 g)
  • 1/2 banana, on the green side, about 80 g, peeled
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled (around 90 g)

Method: Blend. Drink. Enjoy! 

Totals

Energy Kcals 261.8 Kcals 
Fat 4.5 g 
of which saturates 2.2 g
Carbs 12 g 
of which sugars  2.5 g
Fibre 15.8 g
Protein 22.5 g

Questions? Talk to a Nutritional Therapist on live chat!

References

  1. Nutrition research reviews - "A critical review of the role of milk and other dairy products in the development of obesity in children and adolescents". Written by Dougkas, A., Barr, S., Reddy, S., & Summerbell, C. D. on November 27, 2018
    link to articlehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6536827/
  2. Food & nutrition research - "Milk and dairy products: good or bad for human health? An assessment of the totality of scientific evidence". Written by Thorning, T. K., Raben, A., Tholstrup, T., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., Givens, I., & Astrup, A. on November 22, 2016
    link to articlehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5122229/
  3. Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology - "Mechanisms of Action of Kefir in Chronic Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases". Written by Pimenta, F. S., Luaces-Regueira, M., Ton, A. M., Campagnaro, B. P., Campos-Toimil, M., Pereira, T. M., & Vasquez, E. C. on August 9, 2018
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30092577/
  4. Journal of the American College of Nutrition - "The Potential Role of Yogurt in Weight Management and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes". Written by Panahi, S., & Tremblay, A. on June 22, 2016
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27332081/
  5. Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD - "The effect of daily fortified yogurt consumption on weight loss in adults with metabolic syndrome: A 10-week randomized controlled trial". Written by Mohammadi-Sartang, M., Bellissimo, N., Totosy de Zepetnek, J. O., Brett, N. R., Mazloomi, S. M., Fararouie, M., Bedeltavana, A., Famouri, M., & Mazloom, Z. on March 10, 2018
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29724529/
  6. Nutrition reviews - "Yogurt, cultured fermented milk, and health: a systematic review". Written by Savaiano, D. A., & Hutkins, R. W. on April 7, 2021
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32447398/
  7. European journal of nutrition - "Kefir drink leads to a similar weight loss, compared with milk, in a dairy-rich non-energy-restricted diet in overweight or obese premenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial". Written by Fathi, Y., Faghih, S., Zibaeenezhad, M. J., & Tabatabaei, S. H. on February 5, 2015
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25648739/
  8. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM - "The Potential Role of Probiotics in Controlling Overweight/Obesity and Associated Metabolic Parameters in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Written by Wang, Z. B., Xin, S. S., Ding, L. N., Ding, W. Y., Hou, Y. L., Liu, C. Q., & Zhang, X. D. on April 15, 2019
    link to articlehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31118956/

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