Goji berries are the small, reddish fruit of a shrub (Lycium barbarum) growing wildly in the sacred lands of Tibet (and nearby areas). It is considered a super food due to it’s high nutrient content, often associated to vitality and longevity. Goji berries offer a good dose of fiber, over 20 different vitamins and minerals, and of antioxidants. They are particularly rich in vitamins C, A and B2, and minerals such as iron, zinc and phosphorous. They contain 18 amino acids (11 of each are essential) and offer more beta-carotene than carrots.
In spite of many longevity reports associated to goji berries being “legendary”, there are scientific evidence of its benefits on our health. Optimal weight management, healthy vision, diabetes management, cancer prevention, improvement of neurologic/psychologic traits, better gastrointestinal health, and improved cardiovascular health are some the most well-known benefits of goji berries.
Just by adding a small amount of these blessed berries to your meals on a daily basis you are taking its amazing health benefits. Their lightly sweet taste go along with different foods, even salty ones. Just use your imagination, goji berries will do the rest. I like to add them to my overnight oats, to my favorite healthy muffins, to my vegan yogurt, to exotic quinoa/brown rice dishes, just to mention some. They are not just healthy, as they are delicious as well. I recommend you choose organic goji berries, as by doing so you aren’t just taking good care of yourself, but also caring for our world.
Treat your body right and shine from the inside.
Recommended resources on this topic:
Dr. Mercola*: What Are the Benefits of Goji Berry?
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