The effect of acute New Zealand blackcurrant juice consumption on motivation to exercise.

Background: Consumption of a blackcurrant polyphenolic extract in healthy individuals prior to a cognitive challenge improved cognitive performance and mood.  Although the underlying causes are unknown, a change in neurotransmitter concentrations involved in motivation was detected.  Since motivation is key to the desire and adherence to exercise, we hypothesised that consuming blackcurrant juice prior to…

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The low down on antioxidants

The term ‘antioxidant’ has become a popular buzzword among health circles in recent years. If you pick up a health magazine, chances are you will read that eating foods containing antioxidants are good for our health. But what exactly are they? Why do we need them?  And where do we get them? Free Radicals –…

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Why go rainbow?

The best general advice seems to be ‘go rainbow’: make sure your diet has plenty of colour and variety. Because what we now know is that the pigments creating those natural colours in foods signal protective compounds in the foods that are probably good for us as well. Eating the colours of the rainbow with…

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Colour Me Purple & Do Me Good!

Sujon blackcurrant whole berries and Sujon blackcurrant powder is being used in scientific trials in NZ, Japan and the UK. Much of that research has now been published in highly respected scientific journals and those trials are suggesting potential health values in the blackcurrant. So what’s it all about? We think the answer is in…

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