Have the benefits of goji berries been brought to your attention?
They are those little reddish/orange shrivelled things that could almost be mistaken for raisins.
There are a lot of benefits from eating a small handful of these berries daily.
Pronounced go gee they have become the western worlds great anti aging fruit, as they are very high in antioxidants, and anything high in antioxidants is my best friend!
They actually contain around 19 different amino acids, which is fantastic, because it is these amino acids your body wants and needs. You need amino acids because they supply your body will everything it needs to build and repair.
Benefits Of Goji Berries Uses
Eating a small handful of berries daily will help increase your energy levels, and in turn help you burn more calories.
They will also help suppress your appetite for sugary food cravings, and control blood sugar.
Goji berries can also help lower high cholesterol, strengthen your immune system and promote a healthy liver and kidney.
Now, as much as we love to indulge our bodies with anything that contains antioxidants, eating too much can actually be harmful, so be careful!
The amount of berries to eat is around 10 – 30 grams daily, the right amount can keep your liver healthy and anything more than that can be toxic.
Eat mixed with other nuts, in cereal or with muesli.
If I have a busy day ahead and I won’t be home, I mix a small handful of goji berries, a small piece of dark chocolate and some almonds together into a container, and pop it into my handbag, it makes a great antioxidant snack for health and looking younger.
They are kind of chewy with quite a sweet taste.
Some people prefer to drink goji berry juice, which is just as beneficial and tastes terrific, it is hard to stop drinking at the recommended amount thou as it taste sooooo good, I always drink way too much.
They contain more Vitamin C than oranges, Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, betaine (a nutrient that plays an important role in the health of cardiovascular system), B Complex, more iron than steak and more beta carotene than carrots.
The benefits of goji berries make them a good source of chromium, a mineral that aids in blood sugar control.
Chromium may also help to preserve lean muscle mass during weight loss and also appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.
All up, these funny looking berries can help promote a more efficient metabolism, making it easier to prevent weight gain.
They also have a low GI (glycemic Index) which means, when you eat foods low in GI your appetite is satisfied, and they have a lower GI than many other fruits.
There can be problems of mould on the berries, and many brands I have bought in the past have had little black spots and mould spots. So check out the company you are buying from, even go so far as to ask them if they have had any problems.
The berries grow in Northern China, Tibet and Mongolia and the goji berries health benefits have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Weather you drink goji berry juice or eat the berries, you will gain from the health benefits of these amazing berries.