The benefits of goji berries are many, (pronounced go gee) they have become the western worlds great anti aging fruit, they are very high in antioxidants.
They are an amazing fruit, they contain 19 different amino acids.
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 snack.
The benefits of goji berries makes them a great snack to have when you are on the run.
They are kind of chewy with quite a sweet taste. They are often mistaken for raisins, except for the color.
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. I always drink 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.
Promoting 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.
I love eating them with 85% dark chocolate.
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.