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
Living a long and healthy life
Part of the natural process of aging includes changes to our bodies that unfortunately usually results in a decline in function. We find we can no longer do what we did when we were younger. As if this wasn’t bad enough the risk of us suffering from one or more of the diseases associated with aging increases as we grow [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
Establishing healthy eating habits
Large population studies looking at diet and health have shown that eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables every day maintains healthy immune and cognitive function, and reduces the risk of developing illnesses of ageing such as diabetes and heart disease. Detailed dietary analysis has shown that it is the anthocyanin biomolecules in fruit and vegetables that are [...]Read more
Made in New Zealand – with care
Now, more than ever, we are all taking extra care with how we live, particularly with the food we eat. Not only do we want our food to be healthy, but we also want to know where it has come from, and to be assured of its safety and that the utmost care has gone into its growing and preparation. [...]Read more
New Zealand blackcurrant anthocyanins enhance the delivery of nutrients to, and the removal of waste products from muscles during exercise
The ability of our muscles to perform while we exercise is dependent on them receiving, via our blood circulation system, nutrients that our muscles cells need for energy. One of the most important nutrients is oxygen which is involved in the conversion of glucose into energy by our muscles. A clinical trial undertaken at the University of Gloucestershire in England [...]Read more
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