Goji Berries: Nature’s Perfect Protein

Have you ever heard of goji berries? If you have not, then it is time to get to know them!

Goji berries, sometimes called wolfberries, have been a staple food in Chinese culture and herbal medicine since the first century A.D. and are perhaps one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet.

Goji berries are small and red and look a bit like raisons. Goji berries contain 18 kinds of amino acids, more beta-carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than carrots and up to 21 trace minerals such as iron (more than soybeans or spinach), zinc, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus.

Goji berries have been recommended for anemia, dizziness, inflammation, enhanced immunity, improved circulation, stronger eyesight, liver and kidney health as well as an increased sense of well-being. They are also one of the only known foods to stimulate the secretion of human growth hormone thought to inhibit the classic signs of aging.

Goji berries are a perfect high-protein snack to grab before or after a workout, to add to your morning smoothies or even to sprinkle on top of salads or yogurt. Not only are they portable, but they can be found easily at your local health food shop or Whole Foods.

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  • tyler
    July 30th, 2014 at 12:22 pm



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