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Blackcurrant for health

This article was originally published in Foodnews

A NEW study has shown that drinking blackcurrant juice can help prevent aches and strains during exercise. Researchers led by Dr Roger Hurst at New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research say flavonoids in the berries protect the body from the stresses of working out. The experiment, published in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative Comparative Physio-logy, monitored the impact of blackcurrant extract on 10 untrained volunteers. Those who took the fruit in a pill form before and after daily moderate exercise had fewer signs of oxidative stress and muscle damage.


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