6 uses and benefits that suggest Goji berries are a SUPERFOOD SWASHBUCKLER.
Every time I open my cannister and start diggin’ in to concoct my Boho creations, I feel as if I just found the nutritive pirate booty of all time. If you haven’t tried these beauties already, you might want to add this precious superfood gem into your daily delish of dietary consumption and here’s why:
• YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU:
I’m pretty certain you have an idea what free radicals are and how these compounds can wreak havoc to your DNA, thus damaging your cells and potentially contributing to the process of premature aging (uh-oh). That said, antioxidants are like the swashbuckler to free radicals that save the day and protects you. Goji berries are considered to have some of the highest levels of antioxidants and other minerals that aid your body in the process of repairing and regenerating cells. So, if firming of the skin, reducing inflammation, and aiding in the healing of sun-damaged skin seems appealing to you, behold the goji.
• YOUR LIVER WILL THANK YOU:
Goji berries have components of betaines, that has been found to reduce fatty deposits in the liver (hmmm, maybe add a splash of goji berries in your next Vodka and Soda libation?). Betaines are known for being able to assist in detoxifying the liver by removing fat that can be a buzz killer for your overall health over time.
• YOUR METABOLISM WILL THANK YOU:
Consuming goji berries will give your metabolism a potential boost that can also cause a domino effect of effectiveness to quelle chronic fatigue, increase your energy and put a little pep in your step (hmmm, what might seem daunting now could potentially be a check off the “to do list”). In part the B vitamins, fiber and iron in the berries convert food into energy, helps to digest food more productively and helps support oxygen in your blood to essential organs, muscle and tissue which all helps to create energy to fuel your superstar body.
• YOUR EYES WILL THANK YOU:
Another gem of a potential is that studies show goji contain zeaxanthin, which is known for aiding in maintaining healthy vision (maybe those $10.97 readers at the local drug store aren’t an inevitable purchase after all).
• YOUR MIDSECTION WILL THANK YOU:
Goji packs quite a bit of fiber, which can help you feel fuller longer, which helps you consume fewer calories thus aids in weight loss over the long haul and also assists in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
• YOUR SPOUSE, PARTNER OR LOVER JUST MIGHT THANK YOU:
Who knew goji berries have lengthy ties to sexual fertility? There have been studies that purported increased sperm quantity, improves sexual ability and improved recovery of testosterone levels.
Some ideas to swashbuckle this superfood into your nutritive life:
Raw: Raw is righteous! Just grab a small handful and nosh away for a quick pick me up.
Water: Yup! Add a small handful of dried goji berries into a bottle of spring water and let sit for several hours and then enjoy all the wonderful benefits of homemade goji water.
Tea: Toss some into your brew while making tea! (I love it)
Smoothies: Not only is the flair of color fun, but this is a great additive to your post-workout smoothie.
Salads: Just sprinkle into your favorite salad and enjoy the texture and flavor it adds and reap the added potential benefits.
Next time you grab some gojis, give yourself a hug and smile because you just found a treasure of nutritive wealth! LOVE+LIGHT+LET THE FORK BE WITH YOU!
Statements regarding dietary benefits have not been evaluated by the F.D.A and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases or health conditions. All opinions written by Bohemian Pantry are just that – opinions. I’m all about Dharma not Dogma.