9/13/17 — goji berries

Cancer Fighters:

Goji Berries

 

Legend:

Thousands of years ago, monks in the Himalayan Mountains steeped goji berries in hot water to help with meditation, health, vitality, longevity, energy, and stamina.

 

Fun Fact:  Goji berries are called the “wolfberry fruit” in China and have the nickname “red diamonds.”

Fun Fact II:  Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years (since 200 B.C.).

Fun Fact III:  Goji berries help with land irrigation.  When they’re planted, they control erosion, as well as ensure that irrigable soils don’t dry up.

 

 

Contain:

  •  antioxidants
    • boost immune system
    • protect against inflammation (fight free radical damage)
    • reduce oxidative stress
    • help brain, liver, reproductive organs, and digestive tract
  • fiber
  • phytochemicals/phytonutrients
  • 20 vitamins
  • trace minerals
    • zinc
    • iron
    • phosphorus
    • vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • protein
    • 18 amino acids
    • 11 of them are essential amino acids (the body can’t make these)
  • unsaturated fatty acids

 

Benefits:

  • manage weight
  • decrease inflammation
  • cleanse blood
  • treat kidney stones and detoxify the kidneys
  • improve immune function
    • vitamin A
    • vitamin C
  • fight cancer
    • prevent tumor growth
    • battle cancerous cells
  • increase skin health (beta-carotene)
  • defend against skin cancer (free radical damage from the sun)
  • increase energy
  • boost mood
  • improve hormonal health
  • aid digestion/gastrointestinal function
  • detoxify liver and body
  • increase sexual hormone levels
  • protect against testicular cells damage
  • boost fertility
  • help with diabetes (stabilize blood sugar/balance glucose levels)
  • protect eye health
    • macular degeneration
    • glaucoma
    • UV light exposure damage
    • free radicals
  • improve sleep
  • increase ability to focus/mental acuity
  • help with anti-aging
  • promote calmness/feelings of well-being
  • relieve fatigue/stress
  • fight depression/anxiety/mood disorders
  • protect against neurodegenerative decline
  • build musculoskeletal systems
  • improve cardiovascular health
    • regulate cholesterol levels
    • keep triglycerides balanced
  • treat hypertension
  • treat colds and fevers
  • treat infectious diseases

 

Hot Tips:

  • Eat in moderation.
  • Eat as a pre workout snack.
  • Add them to chicken or pork.
  • Add them to roasted veggies.
  • Add them to yams.
  • Put them in your yogurt.
  • Put them in your smoothie.
  • Put them on your oatmeal.
  • Sprinkle them on your salad.
  • Add them to baked goods.
  • Add them to trail mixes.
  • Boil them as an herbal tea.
  • Buy them in dried packages.
  • Buy them in bulk.
  • Buy organic, pure, and naturally sourced.
  • Drink goji berry juice.
  • You can soak them in hot water, and they’ll plump up.

 

Tomorrow:

Coconut milk is a healthy fat that your body needs!

 

Source:

Dr. Axe — Goji Berry Benefits: Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Superfruit

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