The festive season is a time for connecting with family, celebrating, and feasting. Many of us
overindulge during the holidays, which can lead to weight gain and ongoing dietary issues.
Adding HAPI Bone Broth to your Christmas culinary delights is an easy and delicious way to
avoid overeating and maintain a healthy diet.
What causes holiday weight gain?
Many of us feel the collective threat to our waistlines and wallets towards the end of each
year or other holiday periods. In addition to buying gifts and reconnecting with loved ones,
holidays are often associated with unwanted weight gain.
Holidays are defined by an increased intake of our favourite foods and a more condensed
social calendar often booked with dining out and home-cooked feasts. A multinational study
published in The New England Journal of Medicine found participants experienced
significant weight gain around standard national holidays, such as Christmas, Easter,
Thanksgiving, or Japan’s Golden Week. This study found that average weight gain varied
between countries and started at a minimum of 0.5kg.
In addition to celebratory over-eating, weight gain this time of year can be caused by:
- Abnormal sleep cycles
- Reduced physical activity
- Increased alcohol consumption
- Seasonal depression
If you’re worried about gaining weight these holidays, consider adding a quality bone broth
to your diet. HAPI Bone Broth contains bio-available minerals and micronutrients that help
you feel satiated while supporting immunity and weight management.
How can bone broth help you avoid unwanted weight gain?
Although often more common during the holidays, unwanted kilograms can accumulate
throughout the year. Further, a survey conducted by Allurion of 1,000 adults in the UAE
found that the Coronavirus pandemic has:
- Altered communities’ approaches to food
- Increased snacking habits
- Reduced physical activity
Further, YouGov research shows that nearly half of adult UAE residents gained weight
during the pandemic. So, whether your goal is to shed the lockdown weight or avoid adding
to your waistline this festive season, HAPI Bone Broth can help you.
Snack less with HAPI Bone Broth
Overeating is a rite of passage during holiday celebrations, and heightened snacking has
become the new normal since the Coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 survey by Allurion found
that 47% of UAE residents eat more than they used to. Further, 53% of UAE respondents
stated they eat more frequently than before the pandemic.
Bone broth is a flavoursome, protein-rich liquid that extracts bio-available nutrients during
the prolonged simmering of bones and connective tissue with vegetables, aromatic herbs,
and spices. High-quality bone broth, such as HAPI Bone Broth, contains high levels of protein
in the form of collagen.
Approximately one-third of the protein in our bodies is collagen. In addition to providing
structural support to connective tissue and assisting with cellular processes, collagen may
increase satiety. A 2020 study found high protein diets, such as those including collagen, can
enhance satiety hormones, resulting in a feeling of fullness.
By enjoying bone broth as a delicious drink or as a nutritious boost to your meals, you can
feel fuller for longer and reduce weight gain associated with snacking. HAPI Bone Broth is
available in multiple flavours, including chicken, beef, and lamb bone broth. The nutritional
benefits and collagen levels vary based on the animal bones used in each broth.
Hydration benefits of HAPI Bone Broth
Adequate hydration also reduces snacking and your overall intake of sugars, sodium,
cholesterol, and saturated fats. Feel hydrated and satiated by enjoying the satisfying
flavours of HAPI Bone Broth as a beverage.
Read our article to learn more about the health benefits and science behind hydrating with
HAPI Bone Broth.
Sleep better with HAPI Bone Broth
The collagen and gelatine found in HAPI Bone Broth are excellent sources of amino acids,
including glutamine and glycine. Glycine can act as an inhibitory neurotransmitter that
improves sleep quality.
Irregular sleep cycles have been linked to unwanted weight gain. Regularly consuming HAPI
Bone Broth can help promote sleep and support weight loss or management.
Cooking with HAPI Bone Broth
Adding bone broth to your meals is an easy way to elevate the flavour profile of any dish.
Replace water or stock in your next holiday recipe with hearty grass fed lamb or beef bone
broth or our ever-popular chicken bone broth.
Cooking with HAPI Bone Broth will win over your guests and boost their health and
immunity. Below, we explore some of the key benefits of our most popular bone broths.
Chicken Bone Broth
HAPI Bone Broth’s expertly crafted blonde chicken bone broth and organic chicken bone
broth are the perfect addition to restorative chicken soup.
A lightweight yet nutrient-rich addition to any meal, our chicken bone broths are a
powerhouse of nutrients, including:
- Vitamins C, B12, A, D, E, and K
- Amino acids
- Hydrating minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium
Beef Bone Broth
Beef bone broth is packed with a healthy dose of satiating protein with minimal calories.
The grass fed beef in HAPI Bone Broth is boosted by the addition of caffeine and other
Beef bone broth is also known to have the highest levels of the amino acid hydroxylysine,
which is needed to form strong collagen bonds. Collagen is a protein that is an essential
component of balanced diets and many bodily functions.
Lamb Bone Broth
Like beef bone broth, lamb bone broth is an excellent source of protein, collagen, calcium,
and amino acids. Lamb bone broth is also rich in the following:
- Antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and E
These antioxidants, highly absorbable nutrients and minerals help form the foundation of a
healthy diet and boost immunity.
There’s a HAPI Bone Broth perfect for every holiday recipe. Check out our delicious bone
broth range here.
The last drop
Many of us tend to overindulge during the holiday season. Heightened snacking, decadent
treats, festive feasts, and less exercise can cause unwanted weight gain. However, adding
bone broth to your holiday recipes or beverage rotation is an easy and delicious way to
achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
HAPI Bone Broths are rich in bio-available minerals and micronutrients that help you feel
satisfied and full after every serving. Whether you enjoy your bone broth as a delicious drink
or a tasty addition to your meals, HAPI Bone Broth is a guilt-free holiday treat.
Jingle all the way to our mouth-watering range of bone broths, including chicken, lamb, and
beef bone broth.
HAPI Bone Broth is also available in a nutritious vegan mushroom broth,
perfect for drinking, cooking, or gifting!
Wishing you and your families blessings, bone broth and happy holidays!