Category Archives: Health & Environment

Blackcurrant can Reduce Eye Blood Pressure in Open-Angle Glaucoma patients

A study carried out by a group of scientists from Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine and the Yagi Hospital of Jiko Medical Association in Japan, have found that the daily consumption of blackcurrant anthocyanins slowed down the visual field deterioration and elevation of ocular blood flow (high eye blood pressure) in patients with open-angle […]

Growing Avocado Seedlings from Seed

Growing Avocado Seedlings from Seed

Being from a tropical country, it’s no wonder that I miss some of our beautiful fruit trees. My parents have a huge avocado tree in their backyard, which was given to them as a sapling by a friend. There are avocado trees everywhere in Brazil, on the streets, in people’s backyards. You can eat avocados […]

Allergies and Asthma

Asthma

At the lung level, an “asthma attack” occurs with the flow of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) to the site of inflammation. When a person has an allergic reaction, there is an overflow of eosinophils to the lungs, which causes mucus cell hyperplasia (swelling). The excess mucus blocks the alveoli (Figure 1), thus […]

Is New Zealand blackcurrant a new ergogenic aid in sport?

Is New Zealand blackcurrant a new ergogenic aid in sport? The daily consumption of fruit and vegetables in appropriate amounts will provide health benefits. Fruit and vegetables are multi-ingredient foods with the anthocyanin content potentially linked to the health benefits due to its known anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity. Anthocyanins are responsible for the colours in […]

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