What Are Goji Berries Good For?

Nowadays, ¨Superfruits¨ have become very popular, there being nothing better than great fruits to juice or include them in our daily diet, together also with a very popular phrase “here and now” because of being a great ally and defender of free radicals, as well as the protector of our lifelong travel companion “The Immune System”. So Let me please invite you to start the day by adding or trying superfruits berries, but the one and only,¨The Goji berry¨. Juice it or add it to your breakfast to start the day with a smile on your face. Be my guest and keep reading to find out more about:

  1. What is a Superfruit?
  2. What is a Goji Berry?
  3. What are Goji Berries good for?
  4. 7 Benefits of Goji Berries
  5. How many Goji Berries should we eat daily?

1. What is a Superfruit?

I am sure you have heard about ¨Superfuits¨, and if you haven´t heard about them, they are nothing more and nothing less than certain traditional fruits that are very valuable for their high content of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients, although not every fruit qualifies for it. Among some types of these superfruits, we have the blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, cherries, redcurrant berries, which you surely already know, also acai berries ( a Brazilian superfruit), and ¨The Goji Berries¨ that are increasingly popular for all their benevolences.

2. What is a Goji Berry?

A Goji Berry is a reddish berry obtained from the botanical species of an indigenous plant of the Asian continent,¨ Lycium Barbarium, and Lycium Tibeticumd¨, that grows naturally up to 4.5 meters tall in the mountains of Tibet, the heart of the Himalayas, and also in various provinces of southern China and western Mongolia for more than 2000 years ago. Although, nowadays its cultivation has reached Europe, and its consumption in the market can easily be purchased on herbal shops, some greengrocers, supermarkets, and the internet.

Although, it´s important to search for the Lycium Barbarum variety since others such as the Lycium Chinense present the same aspect but that it isn´t the same when talking about nutritional properties. And needless to say that it has become fashionable for its ¨countless properties¨, being used in traditional Chinese medicine for many years, although its use is widespread in the traditional medicine of Tibet, Japan, and Korea.

So if you are reading this article right now, you probably wonder, What are goji berries good for?

3. What are Goji Berries good for?

These elongated raisins superfruits are like fruit pearls being a great source of vegetable protein, providing 18 amino acids of which 8 are essential and 6% of essential fatty acids, specifically ácido linolénico (Omega 3) y ácido linoléico (Omega 6) for the proper functioning of the nervous system and brain, as well as for the production of hormones. Having 21 mineral trace elements, more vitamin C than an orange, plus B vitamins such as B1, B2, and B6, as well as vitamin A. So keeping for many years the secret of long life and a fantastic immune system.

That´s why the Goji Berry is widespread because what is good sticks around!.

4. 7 Benefits of Goji Berries

The increasingly precious use of Goji Berries in the Western World used in many recipes makes you wonder why they have been used for many years in the Tibetan Himalayas, China, and Mongolia due to their anti-aging properties, high antioxidant and vitamin content among many of them. So let me explain why¨Goji Berries¨ can be the best allies of your daily menu without a doubt:

  1. Strengthen the Immune System. A study found that Goji Berries help improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines in older mice, as they can prevent subsequent infections in older adults who received a flu vaccine.
  2. Promotes normal blood sugar levels and restores ADN. The Goji contains ¨betaine¨ which can prevent fatty liver disease as well as regular vascular damage in diabetics. It also contains ¨polysaccharides¨ that can repair and restore damaged DNA, because the exposure to chemicals, contaminants, and free radicals can damage and break it, leading to genetic mutations, cancer, and even death.
  3. Delays vision loss. Goji Berries improve visual acuity in patients with macular degeneration, suggesting that they may effectively complement other treatments for macular degeneration.
  4. Lowers cholesterol levels as Goji is rich in soluble fiber helping to reduce LDL levels and triglycerides, being an effective way to maintain cholesterol levels by stimulating heart health.
  5. Improves fertility. Asian doctors have used goji as one of the main sex herbs for infertility treatment, and modern scientific studies have shown that testosterone increases markedly in the blood, increasing libido in both men and women.
  6. It helps to reduce the risk of cancer thanks to its high content of antioxidants and polysaccharides, which can help stop mutations that lead to cancer. In addition according to the ORAC (Oxygen Free Radical Absorption Capacity), as a standardized test adopted by the U.S. Federal Department of Agriculture to measure the antioxidant potency of foods and nutritional supplements, ¨The goji berry¨ is the food that contains the most ORAC units.
  7. And if you don´t sleep well, Goji also relieves insomnia and improves sleep quality.

In other words, it has no waste!

5. How many Goji Berries should we eat daily?

According to Dr. Earl Mindell, ¨Goji Berries¨ should be consumed daily as they are good for their exalted healing properties but also for lengthening life, increase energy and strength simply adding health and well-being to our lives or when fighting diseases.

So, if you can´t wait any longer I encourage you to get the ¨Happy Berry¨ and obtain its benefits according to the recommended minimum consumption of 5,000 ORAC units daily to combat possible free radical attacks, and this amount is achieved by eating just ¨20 grams of Goji berries¨ a day since 100 grams of Goji contain 25,700 ORAC units: A simple gesture can help you get that extra need for a healthier lifestyle!

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions, you can ask me anytime!

Love always,

Mónica :-))

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