Tales of New Zealand
The Blessings of New Zealand
The geography and climate that are peculiar to New Zealand are ideal for growing nutritious, fragrant, and delicious Blackcurrants high in antioxidants that are pivotal for staying healthy. New Zealand Blackcurrants are one of the special products of New Zealand and are of the highest quality in the world.
On NZBC’s blog, we will introduce various stories, scenes, discoveries, and information about Blackcurrants. We hope you will join us!
Tales of New Zealand
New Zealand blackcurrant anthocyanins decrease the health-damaging consequences of being overweight
We all struggle with our eating habits and managing our weight, even though we know the importance of choosing the right foods and not overeating. Changes in life’s circumstances particularly tempt us to reach for those foods that comfort us, and often these foods are unfortunately not the healthiest. Consequences of being overweight can include elevated levels of blood [...]Read more
The importance of Vitamin C in maintaining our immune defense systems
Vitamin C has been identified as an important factor in maintaining our body’s immune defense systems including preventing the entry of bacteria and viruses into our body, and ensuring the correct functioning of cells in our circulation that seek out and kill bacteria and viruses that have gained access into our body. Vitamin C deficiency results in decreased immunity and [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
New Zealand Blackcurrants reduce cardiac risk factors in metabolic syndrome patients
Daily supplementation with anthocyanins from bilberries and blackcurrants may improve cardiometabolic risk factors in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS), says a new study from Australia. HTTPS://WWW.NUTRAINGREDIENTS-USA.COM/ARTICLE/2020/03/31/ANTHOCYANIN-SUPPLEMENTS-SHOW-HEART-HEALTH-BENEFITS-FOR-PEOPLE-WITH-METS-STUDYRead more
Maintaining the body’s infection-fighting immune system
The body is normally well equipped to defend itself against invading bacterial and viral infections. The first line of defense are neutrophils, cells that circulate through the blood vessels searching out pathogenic bacteria or viruses, phagocytosing (engulfing) them, then killing them with an arsenal of toxic compounds including hypochlorous acid, the antimicrobial agent commonly found in house hold bleach. [...]Read more
Blackcurrants and sports nutrition
Even with a small population of only 4.8 million New Zealand is globally renowned for its sporting achievements. No better evidence for this comes from New Zealand’s performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, where New Zealand was ranked third in the world for the number of medals it won per head of population. There [...]Read more
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