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Goji berries

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tiny red goji berry is one of the most powerful plants in the world.

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum Latin) is a woody shrub-like plant that gives a high energy berry-fruit flavors of chocolate.
It grows in the Himalayas where it is used for centuries not only in the kitchen than in medicine.

They are called also "happy berry" or "red diamonds".

In England, goji berries have become known from 18 century, which were used in the kitchen as a decoration.

The early 21st century, their popularity is growing, when the results of medical research suggests their impact on health.

Goji berries are now the most popular superfood in the world. One of the first American ORAC scale which measures the antioxidant properties of food.
What is the position of the higher scale, these foods have a greater capacity to destroy free radicals that threaten the health and accelerate aging.

The wealth of nutrients

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. They are rich and enviable amounts of many other compounds, which are among the superfoods.
They have extremely high levels of vitamin C, iron and many other nutrients.

Goji berries contain ...

19 amino acids (of which 8 are essential)
21 trace mineral, including anticancer germanium
more complete protein than wheat (13%)
more vitamin C than oranges
B complex vitamins are necessary for converting food into energy
Vitamin E (rarely found in fruits, mainly in seeds and grains)
ciperon, which uses the heart and blood pressure and relieves the symptoms of female
Solavetivone, a powerful antifungal and antibacterial compound
fizalin, an active compound that protects against leukemia, and hepatitis B

betaine, which is used to make the liver produce choline, a compound that calms nervousness, enhances memory and protects against fatty liver. Betaine also decreases the risk of heart attack and protect DNA
complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids, including beta carotene (a better source than carrots) and zeaxanthin (protects the eyes). This makes the goji berry's richest source of beta carotene of all known foods
beta-sitosterol, anti-inflammatory agent. Beta-sitosterol is also used to lower cholesterol, treat sexual impotence and prostate enlargement in.
essential fatty acids, which are necessary to maintain the hormone production, proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Effects on health

Because of its rich composition, the wonder berries are really broad spectrum of action. Goji berries ...

strengthen the immune system
slow down the aging process of the organism
prevent the occurrence of leukemia and cancer
protect against heart and blood vessels
regulate the operation of the urinary system
give strength and energy
antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
improve fertility in women
protect vision and contribute to more beautiful complexion
improve circulation
protect against diabetes
improve the quality of sperm


To enjoy the health benefits of goji berries, you need very small amounts. The recommended daily dose of berries is 10-30 grams daily.
But there is no upper limit of consumption of goji berries. For example, in Chinese medicine commonly used dose of 150 g of fresh berries a day.

Unfortunately for us you will not find fresh goji berries because they spoil quickly. Because the market there are many companies that sell dried berries or juice from the goji berry. They are available in the form of unsweetened pulp.
Highly recommended to choose products that contain lots of sugar.

Plant goji berries in the garden!

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of fresh, ecologically grown goji berries? Piece of cake!

Plant a berry tree in your garden, yard or orchard ... Spraying is not necessary because the goji berries - eco fruit.

With a little effort and will appear small and oblong shaped fruit orange-red color. The berries begin to ripen from July to October.

Eat them fresh, prepared from the juice them or dry them and enjoy their benefits all year!

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