One of the key wellness concerns these days is keeping your gut in tip-top shape. Poor gut health can be the result of getting insufficient sleep, feeling stressed out or consuming food that’s heavily processed or high in sugar – factors which, let’s face it, are things that many of us face on a daily basis. This can result in unpleasant symptoms such as an upset stomach, weight fluctuations, fatigue, trouble sleeping and developing various food intolerances.
The good news? There are many products you can incorporate into your diet to help care for your gut: such as yogurt that’s rich in probiotics, as well as fermented items including kimchi, miso and tempeh. And when it comes to drinks, Kinohimitsu has just rolled out two new items – Sknny Cocoa and Sknny Coffee – that contain a myriad of gut-loving ingredients, so you can enjoy a delicious beverage, and also do some good for your body.
Enjoy the health properties of cocoa, and so much more
Thought to have originated in Central America, cocoa has been popular in Europe since the 16th century – where it was used as a health-promoting medicine for improving brain function, mood elevation and more. Furthermore, cocoa is filled with antioxidants, which can play a role in preventing cell damage, reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
Kinohimitsu’s new product Sknny Cocoa is made with natural cocoa powder that contains a whopping
98 per cent cocoa solids, making it full of potent antioxidants and phytonutrients. What’s more, it comes stuffed with gut-loving ingredients such as African mango seed. This is derived from African mango fruit, includes a range of nutrients and essential minerals and can help you maintain a healthy gut microbiome.
Of course, Sknny Cocoa doesn’t skimp on taste: it has a luscious, velvety texture and a comforting flavour that will warm you up from the inside out. It’s the perfect beverage for a mid-morning or tea-time treat, or to indulge in late at night when the chocolate cravings hit.
Low-acidity coffee that won’t upset your stomach
Consider yourself more of a coffee lover? You can sample Sknny Coffee, which offers many of the same gut-health benefits as Sknny Cocoa – but with an added jolt of caffeine to perk you up for the day ahead.
Some people find conventional coffee – such as the kopi you get from the neighbourhood coffee shop, or the brews pushed out by popular franchises – too acidic, which can upset the gut. Sknny Coffee on the other hand is made with an exquisite blend of low-acidity coffee beans that are gentle on the stomach, so you won’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable after enjoying your cuppa.
The drink has a rich and robust flavour and a luscious mouthfeel, while being easy on the palate, and can help you stay alert and energetic without the unnatural caffeine high.
Other added health benefits: Weight management
Besides tasting great and helping you care for your gut, Sknny Cocoa and Sknny Coffee can assist with weight control. Both beverages are high in fibre, which works to promote regular bowel movements – thus allowing your body to flush out toxins – and reduce water retention.
African mango seed, which is a star ingredient in Sknny Cocoa, is further lauded for its belly-fat reducing abilities. And garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit extract that is present in Sknny Coffee, is another popular ingredient for weight management.
You also won’t have to worry about any nasties. Both products contain zero preservatives, hormones, artificial flavours or colours, plus no added laxatives. So rather than reach for your regular cocoa or coffee, why not try something new? You’ll get to treat yourself to a tasty drink while caring for your gut – which is definitely a win-win in our book.
Kinohimitsu’s Sknny Coffee and Sknny Cocoa are available online on Kinohimitsu’s e-store and at various outlets and online stores. Now available for a Buy-1-Free-1 promotions at $39.90. Click here for details.
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