Tag: newzealand

9
Jun

Polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins – all antioxidants, but are they different?

Our bodies contain a wide range of antioxidants, some manufactured by our bodies, and some only obtained from the food we eat.  Polyphenols are one of the most commonly occurring antioxidants in the food we eat, particularly in fruit and vegetables.  These are compounds with multiple (poly) phenol groups, chemical ring structures with one or more hydroxyl (OH) groups attached,

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24
Mar

Wake up with blackcurrants instead of coffee

Many of us appreciate the boost that first coffee of the day gives us.  For some of us topping this up with a second cup after lunch helps get us through to the end of the day.  It is the caffeine in coffee that stimulates our brains, increasing alertness and reducing drowsiness.  However, caffeine can also cause nervousness, restlessness and

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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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