Many of us get our energy boost from sugar or caffeine but we can also keep fuelled up with the power of plants. The term ‘nutraceutical’ refers to a food that has medicinal benefits and Blackcurrants have been rumoured to have these qualities for centuries.
One of the beneficial effects of eating fruit and vegetables like Blackcurrants is their antioxidant activity against conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and the degenerative diseases of ageing (www.blackcurrant.co.nz). They contain anthocyanins, polyphenolic substances, antioxidants, vitamin C and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
They can help boost your brain power, increase natural energy and improve gut health. So to get these little powerhouses into your daily or weekly routine, eat them fresh, in a smoothie from the frozen aisle at the supermarket or add the Blackcurrant based drinks from our featured products page on our website to build your own Pick n Mix box. Simply select Chia Sisters Blackcurrant, Ārepa Lite and Sparkling/ Performance and the Organic Mechanic Lavender and Blackcurrant.