Have you seen those things in stores for a healthy diet that look like grapes? They are called Goji Berries and are berries that contain the highest percentage of antioxidant which can be found on the planet. They are also called Wolfberries and they come from Asia. Goji berries grow in places like China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas, where they are consumed as a medicine for thousands of years.
Goji berries are an important part of Tibetan medicine and are used for over two thousand years as a natural way of cleaning the blood and treating kidney and liver problems.
These remarkable berries and also used to treat eye problems, skin problems, allergies, insomnia, chronic liver disease, diabetes and cancer. Goji berries are also a means of strengthening and are believed to be excellent for virility and sexual health.
Why are Goji berries so useful?
- 18 amino acids
- 6 important vitamins
- 5 different types of fatty acids; including two essential fatty acids -- linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid
- 5 powerful carotenoids -- beta carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, and kriptoksantin
- Important pigments (phenols) with high antioxidant properties
- 8 polysaccharides and 5 monosaccharides
Goji berries contain high amounts of antioxidants such as super beta carotene and zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin does many great things, but one of his major job functions is to protect the retina in your eyes. Surely you’ve heard of macular degeneration, which is closely related to aging, i.e. it is the leading cause of vision loss in older people and is easily prevented with diet food.
Antioxidants slow down the processes of various diseases and the aging process by stopping the free radicals which enter the environment, poor food choices, smoking, stress, excessive exercise, excessive sun exposure, and more. Free radicals allow cell injuries and lead to DNA damage, which can then cause cells to grow supernormal -- leading to disease.
Since Goji berries contain 18 amino acids, they are also rich in protein (about 13%), so they make a pretty satisfying snack. They contain more beta-carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach and twenty-one important trace mineral.
One serving of Goji berries can contain 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein!
Goji berries are unique berries and have specific medicinal qualities that have recently begun to be studied. It is still much unknown about the terms phytochemicals, polysaccharide and complex food ingredients contained in these berries.
Some phytochemicals contained in Goji berries are:
Betaine, a digestive enzyme made by the liver. It make you calmer, improves your memory, helps in muscle growth and helps to destroying the fat stored in the liver and prevent “fatty” liver disease.
Focalin is another ingredient that is known to strengthen the liver and helps to prevent hepatitis B and helps fight off certain cancers like leukemia.
They contain powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound called Solavetivone.
The active ingredient that gave Goji berries their reputation for improving virility is Beta Sitosterol, which is actually an excellent anti-inflammatory agent.
Goji berries have a long standing reputation for treating sexual impotence and prostate extension and are generally good for virility.
Phytochemicals lowers blood pressure. This chemical has properties to fight cancer, and is especially good for helping to prevent cervical cancer.
They have a wonderful little tartness. Stir in cereal, salads, put them in a toast with peanut butter or simply eat them raw. They are delicious and fantastic for you! Frozen goji berries are amazing in yogurt or salads.
Most of the goji berries “miracle juice” contains only a small percentage of the actual goji juice that is healthy. The healthy juice is burdened with other types of worthless juices. These juices are just too fat and thick!
Observe fresh goji berries instead, because it is likely to eat goji berries every day.