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Happy New Year! by Claire Sykes

I have a very special place, which I can go to, anytime… north western Golden Bay…Here nestled in the beautiful podocarp forest teeming with birds, there sits a little wooden bach with a cosy fire. Staying here provides a very simple lifestyle, as there is no Wi-Fi, limited cell phone reception, gas hot water, rainwater […]

More hope of recovery after a stroke, new studies say.

Victims of cerebral venal thrombosis, or cerebral stroke, require the fastest intervention they can get in order to increase their chances of recovery. Thrombectomy, the surgical removal of a thrombus* from a blood vessel, is the normal procedure that a patient has to undergo within six hours after s/he had a stroke. However, two new studies published […]

Vitality® New Zealand at the Summer Sarau Festival in Upper Moutere

The Summer Sarau Festival & Country Market at Upper Moutere on Sunday, 28 of February was a big success in the community. The heat, delicious foods, cold drinks, as well as arts & crafts brought a good sized crowd to the Moutere Community Centre, where the event took place. And Vitality® New Zealand‘s team made their […]

Finding the right balance between Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids in your diet

Both omega-6 and omega-3 are essential fatty acids, that is fats our body cannot produce from other substances. The balance of these particular fats plays a big role in modulating cellular inflammation, heart health, and brain function. Anthropological research indicates that ancient hunter-gatherers were free of the modern inflammatory diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and […]

Health Benefits associated to Anthocyanins Consumption

During the last years increasing consideration has been placed in plants and foods which can contain antioxidant properties. This particular attention in fruits and vegetables is due to multiple reports indicating their effectiveness in the reduction of risks of chronic diseases in humans (Steinberg, 1995; Olsson et al., 2004; Yi et al., 2006; Hassan and Abdel-Aziz, […]

Eating healthy can get tricky sometimes…

That’s what I learned throughout the years and this is what I get asked by people when I tell them I’m a pescatarian. I have been a pescatarian for over 20 years and it hasn’t always been easy. I’m originally from Brazil where meat plays a huge part in the culture, the cuisine and socializing. […]

No Pain No Gain (by Claire Sykes)

Do we need to feel Pain to get the Gain…. At the age of nineteen I discovered the sport of rowing. It was a harsh way into the world of fitness and “getting into” a competitive sport, to keep oneself out of mischief. Three times a day, running, rowing plus hours at the gym, I […]

Recent study shows that prolonged intake of NZBC extract can speed up fat burn

Countless researches have been showing the health benefits of complimenting your diet with berries. Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) has been shown to have the highest concentration of the polyphenol anthocyanin. Polyphenols naturally occur in plants (hence, called phytochemicals) and they are responsible for the coloring in plants. Polyphenols also protect plants from the attack of insects […]

Vitality®New Zealand Blog awarded Top 100 Blogs in the country!

Top 100 New Zealand Blogs and Websites on the Web It is with great pride that we share these news! Vitality® New Zealand’s blog has made it to the 75th place among the top 100 blogs and websites in the country! Thanks Feedspot!   The Vitality® New Zealand Team

New research by Matthew David Cook, Stephen David Myers, Mandy Lucinda Gault, Victoria Charlotte Edwards and Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems, published in June 2017 in the European Journal of Applied Physiology journal, tested the effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract on speeding up fat and carbohydrate oxidation in human bodies.  Fat and carbohydrates are oxidized (broken down) and transformed into triglycerides and fatty acids, which are smaller molecules that can be more easily absorbed by […]