Health Benefits of Goji Berries - The Super Fruit

A Unique Fruit

Goji berries are an antioxidant rich fruit and is considered an elite super food. These little jewels are native to the Tibetan Himalayas but can also be found in other parts of the world. They are loaded with health boosting vitamins and minerals and can be easily added to diets to help drop unwanted pounds. If you are looking for an enticing natural food to enrich your eating habits, Goji berries will be an excellent choice. Let's dive in further and see why this fruit is considered among the best to improve the quality of our lives.

Supercharge Your Body

Goji berries are a super antioxidant rich fruit with enormous health benefits
Goji berries are a super antioxidant rich fruit with enormous health benefits | Source

Quality Nutrition

Goji berries are a super house of quality nutrients which can add vitality to our bodies and supply us with boundless energy. They feature vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E. This fruit also contains a rich source of iron. If you are looking for an interesting and uniquely different fruit to add to your diet, Goji berries in juice, fresh, or dried form can be a wonderful addition.

Helps With Digestion

This fruit is shown to be of great benefit for people who suffer from digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. They can help regulate the digestive system as they contain a rich array of nutrients including health boosting phytonutrients. They are also a good source of fiber which is key for optimum digestive health. Goji berries also feature phytosterols which help promote cardiovascular health.

Rich Source of Protein

Goji berries are a potent superfood in the fact that they contain a full array of 18 amino acids. This fruit can be a wonderful addition to vegan and vegetarian diets as it is considered a rich protein source. Combining fruits and vegetables with nuts, legumes, etc, can supply your body with quality protein without the need for the consumption of animals. These berries also have fatty acids which resemble those of olive oil. They are abundant in monounsaturated oleic acid which when combined with omega 3s, work synergistically together to make cell membranes more healthy and supple.

Truly Healthy Snack

Goji Berries can be a wonderful snack and will supply your body with important nutrients.
Goji Berries can be a wonderful snack and will supply your body with important nutrients. | Source

Where To Find Goji Berries

Health food stores and online retailers are your best bet for tracking down these delicious berries. It is recommended to look for the words wild harvested and make sure they are from Tibet. They do not use harmful pesticides and are tremendously more healthy for consumption. Many online retailers offer this fruit in dried form which can make for an incredibly healthy snack. Obtaining them fresh is of massive benefit for your body as they can be up to 10 times more potent compared to their dried versions. Either selection you choose, you will be doing your body a tremendous service.

Appeal Of Super Fruits

What makes fruits such as the Goji berries so enticing is how they are rich in antioxidants combined with vitamins and minerals. Getting abundant nutrition from nature is one of the surest ways of maintaining your health and can help you age gracefully. Children are the main targets of the aggressive marketing campaigns from junk food pushers. Be sure you and your children are getting quality nutrition from natural sources more often. By switching up the variety of fruits you select at the grocery stores, it may also keep them interested in staying healthy. The many choices you present them while providing why they are good for them may spark their own interest in attaining optimum health. Appreciate you reading and for more on the health benefits of other natural foods, please visit my profile or the links below.

Caution

Goji berries may interfere with certain prescription drugs so it is advised strongly to consult with your Doctor before consuming this fruit. Even though it is natural, it contains certain compounds which may negate the effects of medications.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Your knowledge of fruits is astounding!

Outstanding hub


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Rahul, I'll have some more up soon :)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I absolutely love eating Goji berries. Your information is greatly appreciated. I wouldn't worry about the berries intercepting with prescription medicines for me since I'm more so naturalist. I usually have goji berries in salads with frisee leaves and fennel; really delicious! I would give that a try!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I'm going to have to try them in salads, didn't do that the times I've had them. Thank you for reading and commenting KDuBarry :)


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Eric Calderwood 4 years ago from USA

Goji berries look like a winner to me. I'm one of those who would have to check with a doctor first, since I have to take heart medication and other medicines. Perhaps eating them in moderation would keep them from interfering with medication. I'll have to ask and find out. Thanks.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Eric. I would definitely double check for safety, good luck :)


wwolfs 4 years ago

I have recently tried goji berries and find they make a nice snack. I am going to have to try them in a salad, too. Great information and thanks for sharing!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much for reading wwolfs. I appreciate you comments :)


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I have heard of goji berries, but I have never tried them. I have digestive issues so I am going to give them a try. Voted up and useful.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Angela Kane, these berries just may help with that issue. Thank you for voting and rating :)


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Karine Gordineer 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Another great article James! I like the organized way you approach your topics - makes for an easy to read article for sure and certainly interesting. Good writing, good information - thanks!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Those were very nice comments from you Karine and I appreciate it very much. I'm happy you enjoyed my hub and am thankful for your kind words :)


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, I had no idea goji berries are a source of protein and iron! I used to buy bags of them at Costco for the delicious flavor and sprinkled them on salads. I didn't know how good they were for me!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

They are one of the best fruits to eat vespawoolf, Thank you for reading and commenting :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

As always..you really bring it! Great hub.

xoxo,M.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you unknown spy, it always makes me happy when you enjoy these hubs. Really appreciate it :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I am hearing much about these berries lately. Good details here. Oh dear and here I have just written an article about chocolate! Well all in moderation...


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Christy for commenting on this hub. I found out about them a few years ago and became quickly fascinated. I'll have to check out that hub, thank you so much :)


oceansider 4 years ago

Hi Olde Cashmere,

Thanks for another wonderful and informative article! I have never eaten Goji berries, but have heard of them. Now that I've read how good they are for you, I may try these.

Next, I'm going to read your Blackberries article...I've been eating blackberries in my cereal lately, with strawberries and wow...very delicious.

You are a very good writer!

Take care,

Helen


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much oceansider for your interest in my writing, your comments are highly appreciated and made my day. Hope you enjoy the Goji berries :)


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Useful, awesome and interesting hub, my dad grows goji in his garden, I can enjoy them fresh from the vine, great hub, sharing it!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Enjoy them as much as you can, these things are so good for you. Thank you MargaritaEden for sharing, very appreciated :)

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