Ever wonder why people rave over the benefits of goji berries? Is it hype or is there actually some substance to what people are saying? Let’s dive into the nutritional content of goji berries.
Goji berries are among the top 10 best fruit and nuts for having an unusually high antioxidant content – that’s a good thing!
Antioxidants are extremely important to everyone’s good health because they (antioxidants as a molecule) inhibit the oxidation of the other molecules, also known as free radicals, which are cancer causing substances.
Below are a few of the advantages to eating goji berries:
Carotenoids – are powerful antioxidants that protect the
cells of one’s body from damage caused by free radicals in addition to that
carotenoids help to stimulate cell to cell communication thus promoting good cell
Vitamin C – is an important element for everybody's health. Vitamin C, functions as an antioxidant that combats free radicals. Vitamin C also helps in stimulating the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infection.
High in Iron – iron, also known as the oxygen carrier of the hemoglobin, is wonderful for strengthening the red blood cells. Goji berries are regarded as one of the best whole food sources of iron.
Good Zinc Content – this important little mineral plays an essential role in the making of proteins, DNA functions etc… zinc also aids in cell activities to repair tissue and helps promote strong, healthy new cell growth.
Calcium – the bone mineral! While calcium does much to bone health it also plays other important roles such as: joint health, calcium helps the brain to communicate properly with the nerves, helps to normalize blood pressure etc... This nutrient is definitely a multi-tasker.
For Goji-Berries we use the sun dried ones from Navitas Naturals. This brand is one of our favorites and their goji-berries work well in smoothies, on salads, oatmeal and granola. This certified organic product doesn’t disappoint.
For Goji Juice we recommend the Genesis Today, 100% wildly harvested goji berry juice – it is a great product and just one tablespoon will go nicely with any smoothie for some added nutrition.
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