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Blackcurrants and Brain Health – World First Discovery at Auckland University

Blackcurrants and Brain Health – World First Discovery at Auckland University

March 22, 2019

A new scientific discovery by the University of Auckland has found New Zealand blackcurrants have high levels of a key brain nutrient.

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At the heart of the New Zealand blackcurrant industry

At the heart of the New Zealand blackcurrant industry

January 30, 2019

The New Zealand Blackcurrant Industry is pushing hard to create awareness of the health and wellness benefits of the 'super-fruit' here in New Zealand. 

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Be in it for the long run...

Be in it for the long run...

January 16, 2019

One of the best things I read these holidays is that whatever change you decide to make, it has to be sustainable. Too many people jump out of the starting blocks with great intentions of exercising five times a week only to get injured, lose motivation or burn out a few weeks later.

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The Pioneer - 6 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race

The Pioneer - 6 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race

November 21, 2018

If riding 424KM and ascending 15,124M through the rugged Southern Alps wasn't tough enough

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New studies show health benefits of NZ blackcurrants - The Project

New studies show health benefits of NZ blackcurrants - The Project

November 09, 2018

New research has added further weight to claims that New Zealand blackcurrants are a 'super fruit' for those with an active lifestyle.

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Purple reign: Does the humble Kiwi blackcurrant deserve 'superfood' status?

Purple reign: Does the humble Kiwi blackcurrant deserve 'superfood' status?

August 07, 2018

New Zealand Plant and Food Scientist Dr Roger Hurst says “For exercise, we’ve shown black-currants regulate oxidative stress" he also highlights “That’s the main focus of the health claim we’re putting together. The berry also modulates the inflammatory pathways. Exercise causes inflammation and there is a regulation of that inflammation.”

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Blackcurrant intake: making headway as an ergogenic aid!

Blackcurrant intake: making headway as an ergogenic aid!

July 27, 2018

In 2011, the Netherlands National Triathlon Elite Team disclosed the intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder as a nutritional ergogenic aid as part of their training programme, reporting that it seemed to enhance recovery.

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Training Insights - Internet PODCASTS

Training Insights - Internet PODCASTS

June 14, 2018

I am always looking out for interesting 'Podcasts' so I can get some insight into how to train for an upcoming event, or to hear how past legends or current professionals train for their events.

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Anthocyanins and Performance... Anthocy what?!?

Anthocyanins and Performance... Anthocy what?!?

May 23, 2018

So when I am talking enthusiastically to people about the benefits of Anthocyanins and why they're an important compound in your diet, I need to sometimes remember that I am potentially communicating to people who have no idea of what an Anthocyanin is.  I didn't until 12 months ago...!

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Supplements are they worth it?

Supplements are they worth it?

March 14, 2018

Dietitian Karissa Woolfe highlights that 'evidence suggests you can meet most of your health needs by eating a well-balanced diet. But there are times in your life when you might need a 'top up' to meet your extra requirements'. 

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Bucket List Events

Bucket List Events

March 14, 2018

#1 Challenge Wanaka Triathlon (Ironman and 70.3 Distance)

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Boxing your way to better fitness

Boxing your way to better fitness

March 14, 2018

Boxing is certainly one of the tougher sports you can do from a physical perspective. You need to be fast, evasive, skilled, strong and have an ability to think while under duress or attack from your opponent

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