Archive for September, 2010

Ingredients (serves two)
One egg
Half a cup of flour
One cup of milk
One table spoon of sugar

Mix the ingredients thoroughly to form a mixture that is clearly thicker than milk alone and tip some of the mixture into a hot frying pan with a little butter or oil, turn it over as soon as it will hold together and again until cooked.

Add your favourite topping with defrosted Sujon Berries.

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Dawn Chalmers - 7 times NZ Boxing Champ is very impressed with Sujon's Blackcurrant powder

Dawn Chalmers – 7 times New Zealand Boxing Champion and aiming to box at the 2012 Olympics, has become an advocate of drinking a glass or two a day and is convinced that it is helping her training and recovery. Now there is a body of research that suggests blackcurrants is one of the best fruits for us and even good for race horses.

Being a physio as well, Dawn gets a lot of ‘potions & lotions’ to trial, and she’s taken blackcurrants in a concentrated powder form for three months and admits that she was initially doubtful they would do any good; but is very impressed with the results. Dawn said “Normally when you’re boxing with such intensity and high velocity with your punches, I get quite sore the following day, but with the blackcurrant powder its surprising how good I feel to train the next day and back it up”. Dawn is good, she’s just beaten an Aussie champ in a division above herself and she trains hard. Dawn also said “it’s cool cause its natural to and so easy to take”.

Scientist Greg Clarke- Suggests blackcurrants can have benefits for all of us.

According to a scientists who have tested blackcurrants on other athletes, Dawn is not imagining the benefits. For 2 years Scientist Greg Clarke has been testing the berries on anything from horses to basketballers to see if they improved performance and the evidence is sugggests they do. Doctor Greg Clarke said “I think one of the key things to this is the better blood flow into the working muscles. So you’re getting more oxygenated blood to those working muscles, you’re getting better clearing of the toxins produced during physical exercise”.

Dawn in training for the 2012 Olympics.

The blackcurrant has always been regarded as a superfruit, high in antioxidants and Vitamin C and scientists have worked out why they appear to have such health benefits. The reason the blackcurrant is so good for us is in its intense, deep colour. That colour is caused by a pigment in the skin known as anthocyanins and they’re believed to be responsible for increasing oxygen flow in the body. Greg Clarke said “Any berry or fruit that is coloured in purples or reds, its usually got a very high concentration of the anthocyanins in it. They appear to be a crucial part to the physiological effect of what we’ve been talking about.” And Greg says it’s not just high performance athletes who can benefit from it, he may have tested it on sports achievers, but the Japanese trialled them on typists and they too performed better and had better recovery, suggesting he says that they can have benefits for all of us… “If you want to look at what it can do for the population in general, particulary in New Zealand when there’s a high rate of diabetes, cardiovascular problems as well, which are all associated with circulation”.

The boxer and the berry, both punching above their weight.

Reference: Taken from TVNZ video

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