Goji – Delicious Berries From The Medicinal Orient

Goji oriental berries have origins from the Himalayas and are considered as food and medicine. They have great composition which has positive influence on the body, and very useful against aging, chronic diseases and battle against cancer.

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Goji berries contain 33 different minerals, both macronutrients, which are represented in larger amounts in the body, and those in traces. They contain 18 different amino acids, 6 essential vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and useful fibers. They contain all essential amino acids within them and have the highest concentration of protein in comparison to any other fruit in the world which makes them one of a kind in nature. They contain more than 20 times the amount of vitamin C in comparison to green-leaf vegetables (known to be rich in vitamin C), have calcium, zinc, selenium and many more minerals which makes them nutritional super fruit! Amazingly, this little berry fruit is rich in anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory compounds and polysaccharides that strengthen the immune system and by regular consumption are believed to contribute to increased energy, strength and longevity. Because of this feature people use them to reduce arthritis pain and relief joint discomfort. The complex carbohydrates increase the level of blood sugar slowly which means there won’t be any immediate sugar crushes afterwards. Many countries produce them although they origin from the Himalayas and China, however, they are most common as dry fruit. They can be added to smoothies, yogurt, muesli or oatmeal.

Goji berries have a wealth of nutrients in each fruit and have easily acceptable taste. Surely you have already heard about the many benefits of oriental goji berries, which offer more opportunities for eating and in the form of tea, juice, and wine, combined with other healthy nuts and grains or other desserts.

Large number of healing and beneficial properties of Goji berries for the body is attributed to the richness in antioxidants, because they help in the establishment and maintenance of health, make easier and better discharge of harmful radicals from the body, improve immunity and reduce cholesterol levels. Special attention and importance is given to their ability against harmful free radicals in the body, which helps in its protection of the most dangerous diseases of modern times, especially against cancerous changes in the body.

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