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
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
Maintaining good blood circulation during long periods of sitting
Our blood delivers to the tissues in our body all the nutrients we need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The same blood then removes from those tissues the end products of the cellular metabolism of those nutrients. The maintenance of good blood circulation is critical to ensuring we stay healthy and active. Circulation of the blood throughout [...]Read more
Boosting your immunity this winter
The change of seasons brings with it an increased risk of suffering from the unpleasant effects of cold and flu viruses. This probably occurs during this time of the year because we tend to spend more time indoors close to other people allowing the spread of viruses, and these viruses are more easily dispersed from one person to another in [...]Read more
What we eat can change the way we feel about life
Positive feelings and a sense of wellbeing are partly a consequence of the levels of compounds in our bodies called neurotransmitters. These are compounds that directly affect our brains, and the neurotransmitters that are responsible for activating positive feelings and a sense of wellbeing include compounds such as serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. We experience an enhanced feeling of wellbeing that [...]Read more
Sports nutrition – what we can learn from the All Blacks as they compete in the RWC
In order for a rugby team like the All Blacks to be the best all the team members need to work together and be at their individual best. For each of the team members this involves a combination of training, focus and nutrition. More and more we are coming to understand that correct nutrition can make a significant difference to [...]Read more
Improving sports performance and recovery with New Zealand Blackcurrants
Our bodies are well equipped with a portfolio of endogenous systems that if activated help us exercise and perform to our maximum while protecting against the damaging effects of the exercise. Almost all these systems are under the control of a molecule in our bodies’ cells called nrf2. Nrf2 is a transcription factor that once activated moves from the cytoplasm [...]Read more
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