Five Benefits of Goji Berries

26th Jul 15 | Lifestyle

The goji berry is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been consumed for generations. The berries were and continue been used by people to treat common health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.

What is a Goji Berry?

The goji berry is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been consumed for generations. The berries were and continue been used by people to treat common health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.

There are several ways you can consume Goji berries. You can eat them raw, cooked, dried (common). You’ll even fine them in some herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.

 

Five Benefits of Goji Berries

 

Healthy and Radiant Skin

Just like other berries, goji berries are full of beta-carotene (a natural pigment found in plants). This pigment helps promote healthy skin.

Shield Your Body

Goji berries are not only loaded with vitamin C, that can help reduce cold symptoms. They’re known to help protect your eyes are well, reducing aging process on your eyes and vision.

Packed with Antioxidants

Like other berries, gojis are an excellent source of antioxidants. Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants due to their oxygen radical absorbance cpacity (ORAC) value. An ORAC value indicates a food's antioxidant power on a relative scale. Having a high level of antioxidants helps remove the potentially damaging oxidising agents in your daily diet.

Weight loss

Goji berries are full of nutrition, providing a vast amount of energy. They are the perfect food to supplement into a diet plan with their rich, sweet taste. Many fitness experts add goji berries into their protein shakes, salads or even snack on them to add extra fibre. Their high level in fibre means that it keeps you full for longer, reducing the likely hood of binge eating.  If you are thinking about snacking we recommend goji berries instead of the chocolate bar!

Lower blood pressure

Many believe that goji berries help reduce blood pressure and lower your blood sugar level due to the high level of antioxidants and vitamins. For many generations the Chinese have been using goji berries to treat diabetes and other diseases associated with high blood pressure including strokes. 

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