The latest craze to hit health stores is the exotic Goji Berry which tends to look like a shriveled raisin, only in red.
The Goji Berry (also known as Wolfberry) is one of the richest sources of antioxidants there is. If you have no idea what antioxidants do, it’s good that you came to this article because these elements can improve your health in so many ways that they’re a must have item in any diet.
Antioxidants help protect your cells by fighting of free radicals in your body which harm cells and your DNA. As you can see, they’re vital to your health. Antioxidants also may help to reduce risk of cancer, Alzheimer, and various heart conditions.
Goji Berries come from the Far East and they’re common in places like China, Tibet, and so on. They have been a part of Far East traditional medicine for centuries. Now, they’ve arrived in the West and has already earned a spot as a super-food.
The traditional health benefits of Goji Berries include:
- protect the liver
- help eyesight
- improve sexual function and fertility
- boost the immune system
- Improve blood circulation
- Help you live longer.
Some of these benefits are in contention by conventional medicine and more research needs to be conducted, but it’s obvious that these berries can do a lot of good.
What do Goji Berries include?
Goji Berries are rich in many useful nutrients which include:
11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
18 amino acids (which means that this berry is rich in protein)
6 vitamins including: B, E, and A
2 important fatty acids – linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid
- Important pigments (phenols) with high antioxidant properties
8 polysaccharides and 5 monosaccharides
But the biggest benefit are the powerful antioxidants which these berries contain. These can help you delay the aging process which is caused by free radicals which roam inside your body and injure your cells. In addition, antioxidants prevent disease, protect your eyesight, and reduce risk of heart disease.
Because they are so rich in protein, Goji Berries are very filling and can make up an excellent snack. Add them to your yogurt, salad, or eat them by themselves, and you will feel full very quickly.
You can find them in various forms in health stores or online: dried, frozen, or juice. I prefer the dried or frozen versions because it’s much easier to add sugar and other elements to the juice. When you drink Goji Berry juice, you don’t really know how much of it is really made up of berries. In any product you buy, make sure no sugar has been added to it.
You can find various Goji products on this excellent website: Organic Goji Berries.
This website also has a lot of other health foods that you can check out and incorporate into your diet to make it healthier.
Can Goji Berries help you Lose Weight
There are no some products on the market which are partially made of Goji Berries and claim to be able to help you lose weight fast.
There is no substance to these claims. Goji Berries aren’t miracle weight loss berries. Yes, they are healthy and I do recommend eating them, but steer clear of any product making absurd claims. This is just the way clever marketers take advantage of the good reputation this berry is getting to further their own gains.