Asthma sufferers get help from blackcurrants


“Scientists in New Zealand have made a discovery which could bear fruit for asthma sufferers.

They have isolated a compound in blackcurrants which has the potential to help the lungs fight inflammation.

Blackcurrants are high in vitamins and antioxidants and are one of life’s super-foods, commonly found in juices, tea and even jam.

But one compound in the fruit is an anti-inflammatory agent called epigallocatechin, which is giving hope to the one in five Kiwis who suffer asthma.”

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