Goji Berry nutrition and rich antioxidant super food
Goji Berry - Lycium barbarum
Used part: Fruit
Originally from China, goji berry is an old acquaintance in the culture of eastern peoples, given that it has a high nutritional value both with respect to vitamins as well as minerals. This fruit is capable of positively influencing some endocrine, such as the adrenal, thymus, thyroid and pituitary. This benefit is related to the presence of nutrients such as L-arginine, L-glutamine and potassium.
All these nutrients also contribute to stimulate growth hormone secretion (HGH) as well as the presence of an essential oil called sesquiterpenes. In addition to these positive effects, Goji berry is the richest fruit in vitamin C: it contains 2500 mg in 100 g while orange contains 50 mg in 100 g.
Goji is also a source of beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and has an appreciable amount of calcium and iron, and more minerals in smaller amounts. Its content of essential amino acids is complete, that is, it contains protein of high biological value, with the full range of amino acids, which is common in the animal kingdom and difficult in the plant kingdom. That's why all its antioxidant power is the highest in the fruit ranking.
Rich in antioxidants, minerals, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids and polysaccharides, goji berry draws attention to its low-calorie content. In a tablespoon of the fruit lies only 50 calories. Its fibers promote satiety and regulate the intestine, in addition to accelerating the metabolism causing the body to burn calories and eliminate fat accumulation.
Among the vitamins that make it up, vitamin C is probably the most concentrated in the goji berry fruit. For every 100 grams of it in the form of flour, 2 grams are of vitamin C. In the case of the dried version, 100 grams contains 2500 milligrams of the vitamin, which already represents 50% more than what is found in orange, known source of vitamin C. It still concentrates reasonable amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and B6. It is worth remembering that nutritionists recommend eating the vitamins through fruits, since their results are more pronounced than supplements.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Increase in layout
- Improving mood
- Antioxidant power
- Strengthening of muscles
- Heart Protection
- Fight against cancer
- Prevents diabetes
- Strengthening vision
- Brain Protection
- Fighting cellulite
Add a tablespoon to cereal, soups, smoothies or any food once a day.
Goji berry tea
- Add 1 cup of dehydrated goji berry to 1 litter of water
- Turn off when it reaches boil
- Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes covered
- Strain and drink
Even if it is a natural ingredient, the use of goji berry tea should be prescribed and supervised by a doctor, since it can bring some consequences to the health of the patient.
In advance, patients taking anticoagulants, blood pressure medicines or blood sugar medicines should avoid taking this drink, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.