Properties and benefits of Goji Berries
Goji berry (pronounced Goyi) is a dried fruit of a deep red color, about the size of a raisin and a taste that could resemble a cross between blueberry and cherry.
The fruit of longevity and wellness.
Tibetan Goji Berries.
It grows on bushes that can reach a height of 4.5 meters in valleys protected by the Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia.
The Hunza, inhabitants of the valleys of the Himalayas, are known to be healthier and happier people on Earth. In fact, its remarkable health and exceptional longevity have drawn the attention of many researchers.
After years of observation, the experts conclude that its peculiar resistance to disease and aging is due to the extraordinary conditions in which they live, at 4,000 meters high and no pollution of any kind, and his power, based on intake vegetables daily and Goji berries that grow in the valleys.
There are numerous legends in Asia on Goji. One tells the story of a Chinese man named Li Qing Yuen, who was born in 1678 and lived 252 years. What was the secret of this happy, active and long life?
Simply, the daily consumption of a “soup” of goji berries. These berries are so revered for its nutritional and therapeutic properties throughout Central Asia held every year a party in his honor that lasts two weeks, not surprisingly, is food that uses ancient Chinese medicine to recover the chi or energy vital.
Your health care
Tibetan doctors use them for thousands of years for its extraordinary properties and health benefits. It is said that the first natural healers emerged in the Himalayas, and they shared their wisdom with the ancient herbalists of China, Tibet and India.
One of the most cherished secrets of these healers was Goji fruit. Goji berries are already mentioned in a medical treatise of the seventh century Tang dynasty and a Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen of the Ming Dynasty, published in the sixteenth century. Its use is also widespread in traditional medicine in Korea, Japan and Tibet.
More than 4000 meters
Even when they have tried to cultivate in different places, it has not been possible to achieve the nutritional characteristics that make the Tibetan Goji Berries so special food, free of chemicals and pollutants. There are many varieties of Goji berries, but the extraordinary properties match the variety “Lycium barbarum” growing in the Himalayan Mountains.
Tibetan Goji berries grow wild and are sun dried naturally at altitudes above 4000 meters. In the Himalayas there are some of the most extreme weather conditions on Earth. January temperatures around 40 degrees below zero, while in summer can exceed 30 º.
At over 4000 meters, the thin atmospheric layer (contains one third less oxygen than at sea level) and the long sunny days, results in a high level of solar energy. To survive and thrive in these harsh conditions, the Goji berry has developed unique characteristics and properties.
Reasons to consume Goji Berries
The nutrient rich Goji is what gives it its extraordinary therapeutic properties. However, and to record the statements of the Tibetan doctors have corresponding “scientific support”, we say that there are more than fifty studies published about it and come to confirm the health benefits known since antiquity.
And, undoubtedly, one of the most respected researchers in the field is Dr. Earl Mindell, nutritionist, pharmacist and herbalist internationally renowned leading more than 40 years researching in the field of nutrition. According to Dr. Mindell these are the reasons for taking Goji berries daily:
Extends the life protecting the body from premature aging.
It makes us feel younger and cheerful.
Increases energy and strength.
Strengthens the heart and blood.
Helps maintain healthy blood pressure parameters.
Lowers cholesterol and prevents deposition in blood vessels.
Assumes an invaluable aid for preventing cancer.
Helps normalize blood sugar levels.
Improves eye health and vision.
Improves resistance to disease.
Enhancing the immune response.
Restores and repairs DNA.
Fight inflammation and arthritis.
Help you lose weight.
Helps detoxify the body.
Relieves insomnia and improves sleep quality.
Improves sexual response and fertility of both sexes.
Relieves headaches and dizziness.
Help in pregnancy and menopause.
Protects the liver.
Strengthens muscles and bones.
Helps maintain good kidney function.
Relieves chronic dry cough.
Reduces anxiety and stress.
The Goji Berry is:
Stimulating libido and fertility.
Nutrition Information Tibetan Goji berries (per 100 g.)
Natural antioxidants: carotenoids, zeaxanthin, vitamin C (310 mg.), Selenium, Zinc.
Large amount of vitamins, minerals and trace elements (110 mg. Calcium 1130 mg. Of potassium, 8 mg. Of iron, chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, cobalt, phosphorus and germanium)
6% of omega 3 and omega 6.
Lycium barbarum polysaccharides.
On the way to consume goji berries: can be eaten alone, (with 20 or 30 berries is enough), you can take along with teas, soups and broths, crushed and mixed with any culinary prepared or mixed with yogurt , muesli, etc. ..