Some Benefits of Goji
- Protect the liver
- Improves eye sight
- Improve sexual function and fertility
- Strengthen the legs
- Improve immune function
- Improve circulation
- Promotes longevity
Goji berries are high in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the chances of age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the elderly
Several published studies, mostly from China, have also reported possible medicinal benefits of goji, due to its antioxidant properties, including potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, vision-related diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma), having neuroprotective properties or as an anticancer and immunomodulatory agent. One study in China Goji has was tested on Cancer patients. They found that when goji was added to their diet the cancer patients responded better to treatment than those who were not taking goji. This study was published in the Chinese Journal of Oncology in 1994.
Another study on Goji Berry involved 35 subjects who drank 120 ml per day of goji juice while the matching group drank a placebo. After two weeks the supplemented group expressed significantly better energy level, sleep quality, mental focus and mental acuity, calmness, happiness and overa all health and well being. In the placebo group the only significant improvements were reduced heartburn and greater happiness.
Did You Know?….
Goji Berries are also called Wolfberry
The Goji fruit is so delicate it is not picked by hand but is shaken from the tree…
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