Archive for March, 2011

Try blackcurrant powder in a smoothie to improve your gut health.

New research is showing that taking a blackcurrant extract has a beneficial effect on gut health, including increasing the numbers of good bacteria and reducing the activity of some metabolites of pathogenic bacteria. These metabolites can cause colon cancer.

Clinical trials with 45 volunteers over a 4 week period were conducted by a team from Massey University’s Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health. The team was led by Senior Research Scientist Dr Abdul-Lateef Molan.

Dr Molan says further research is needed to see whether the blackcurrant extract can be used to treat colon carcinogenesis. He also believes that the research could have relevance to breast cancer. The trials showed a decreased activity of beta-glucuronidase and this is known to prevent the body from detoxifying more potent forms of estrogen.


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10 x 6cm meringues
1 cup whipped cream
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon sugar
500g Sujon Raspberries & Blueberries

Break five to six meringues (use more or less if you like) into bite size pieces.
Then fold the berries and meringues into the whipped cream. Place into bowls and serve

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We spoke with Daniel Buckingham – Wheel Black Representative for New Zealand. He gave us his opinion on our Sujon Blackcurrant Powder…

“Competing around the world and representing New Zealand for ten years with the Wheel Blacks, I have put my shoulders through a lot of pain! Turning 30 last year was a bit of a wakeup call…. I still have the passion to perform at the top, but I was noticing it was taking me longer to recover from training sessions. I realised I needed to be proactive about looking after my body, not only to continue to excel, but to make sure my shoulders will keep me moving for the rest of my life. Sujon Blackcurrant powder is allowing my training to keep up with my work ethic and I’m waking up every day feeling good”.

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