Some of you may have already heard of this little berry or even come across it at your local health store as its popularity rises.
Studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Goji is the high-energy berry of a special Himalayan tree. It is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. The pulp contains:
- A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
- A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help
promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
- An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital for proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
- The fatty acid content in Goji berries resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, which aids in keeping the cell membrane supple so that all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently.
Consuming Goji berries also:
-Protects the liver (less fatigue)
-Supports kidney function
-Increases metabolic activity — burns fat and aids digestion
-Boosts immune function
-Promotes longevity — brings life support to the blood and all internal organs
-Test studies are showing that Goji berries may prevent the growth of cancer cells, reduce blood glucose, and lower cholesterol levels.
Savor each berry individually or add to hot and cold cereals (I add mine to my oats porridge in the morning), add a handful to your water bottle and eat them as you drink, use in soups, baked goods, tea and fruit juice blends. They are also delicious in salads!
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