Eat healthy

Eat healthy

Not many of us have heard Of goji berries and what wonders it can do to the human body.  Goji berries are usually found dried, shrivelled and red in colour. The berry, first discovered by the Chinese has been getting attention as an anti- ageing wonder.

Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India. They have a mild, tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour.

They have a similar shape and chewy texture as raisins. They are also known to improve blood circulation and help increase life longevity. With their high vitamin and mineral content, goji berries reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Based on the studies performed,these are its essential health benefits:

They are rich in anti-oxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta carotenen and zaexanthin. These carotenoids are helpful in protecting the retina of the eye and improving eye sight.  

The polysaccharides work wonders with the pituitary gland and stimulates it to release HGH, the human growth hormone. This is, in fact, the main hormone which controls and reverses the effects of ageing, making us look and feel younger.

Goji berry contains high ORAC value which is extremely important in preventing oxidation and in preserving the cells, thereby preventing aging.

They can prevent fatigue and help in relieving headaches and insomnia. Consuming gogi berries regularly keeps the body fit and young.

Research has shown that goji berries are exceedingly good at enhancing fertility.
The juice of this fruit has gained popularity in recent times as people in the West are waking up to the fantastic benefits offered by this plant. The good thing about Goji berries is that it can be consumed directly or incorporated into recipes and used as food.

Courtesy: Brown Tree Stores