Summer Bodies are made in Winter

July 26, 2017

At the moment, wherever you find yourself in our country, it’s chilly. And cold weather often leads to comfort eating. Sound familiar? And come summer you regret your indulgences. The good news is that you can make these treats a little healthier, just check out for easy local recipes.

Less Body Fat
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid, found naturally in beef and dairy . The total proportion of CLA in goat milk was found to be 62% higher than that found in the cow milk . A Journal of Nutrition study showed that CLA can reduce body fat. These results are from the large study, and confirm previous findings from human studies showing that CLA improves body composition by reducing body fat and supporting lean muscle growth , . Another recent study concluded that CLA supplementation resulted in an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat mass when we simultaneously do regular weight-bearing exercise .

Stronger Bones
Vitamin D is essential to our bone health and improves both calcium absorption in the gut and helps maintain calcium and phosphate concentrations for normal hardening of our bone .

Powering Muscles
Vitamin D increases calcium uptake by our muscles. Vitamin D also stimulates the release of calcium in the muscle to maintain appropriate muscle contraction .

KABRITA Instant Full Cream Goat Milk is available as an easy-to-use goat milk powder for the whole family and will help boost the CLA, Vitamin D and calcium intake in your daily diet. Just drinking one 200ml glass of reconstituted KABRITA Instant Full Cream Goat Milk (using 25g of powder) already gives you a quarter of your daily requirement for calcium as well as half of your daily requirement (DRI) of vitamin D .

The even better news is that once you’ve sorted out your diet combined it with some regular exercise, by the time summer rolls in; you’ll be ready to embrace those summer outfits with confidence.

Ceballos, L.S., Morales, E.R., Adarve, G.T., Castro, J.D., Martinez, L.P., Sampelayo, M.R.S., 2009. Composition of goat and cow milk produced under similar conditions and analysed by identical methodology. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 22: 322–329.
Blankson H, Stakkestad JA, Fagertun H, Thom E, Wadstein J, and Gudmundsen O. Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Body Fat Mass in Overweight and Obese Humans. Journal of Nutrition. 2000; 130: 2943-2948.
Macaluso F, Barone R, Catanese P, Carini F, Rizzuto L, Farina F and Di Felice V. Do Fat Supplements Increase Physical Performance? Nutrients 2013, 5, 509-524; doi:10.3390/nu5020509
Calcium RDA for women/men aged 19-50 years of age. DRIs (Dietary Reference Intakes), 2003. Compiled by the Nutrition Information Centre of the University of Stellenbosch (NICUS).
DRIs (Dietary Reference Intakes), 2003. Compiled by the Nutrition Information Centre of the University of Stellenbosch (NICUS).


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