Tag: health

26
Feb

What makes a food super?

When choosing food to include on our shopping list we are often attracted by a claim that a particular item is a “superfood”.  It is important to understand that while we are all looking for foods that really are “super”, the term “superfood” is a marketing term and not a scientific term.  Marketers generally use this term to describe a

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29
Jul

New Zealand blackcurrants boost the human immune system

Our bodies are continually exposed to pathogens such as bacteria and viruses that can cause illness if they gain entry into our body.  The epithelial cells lining our nose, mouth, lungs and gut are sites where bacteria and viruses can enter the body.  Fortunately these cells secrete molecules that activate the body’s own pathogen killing mechanisms and prevent these pathogens

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