A rich source of several anti-oxidants, goji berries are surely popular for their anti-aging effects. However they are not very well known & people do tend to have their doubts about these berries. The following might clear them all out.
- What kind of berries are these Goji berries?
These are small berries which grow up to roughly the size of our little finger`s tip. They are very hard to find in European countries due to the unfavourable climatic conditions and can be found abundantly in some Asian countries like China, India, Nepal etc.
- How can goji berry affect my health?
These berries are claimed to be used in Chinese medicines for several millenniums.
Modern day claims are being made that they can cure diabetes, malaria, fever, hypertension etc. But these claims are yet to be ascertained since the research is only in the initial stages.
- Are these goji berries known by other names as well?
They are known as wolf berries as well. The lesser known names are Chinese Wolfberries and also Tibetan goji.
- Where can I find these goji berries or their juice?
Goji berry juice is found in most of the stores which sell health drinks. Chinatown is another place to find it. There are several online stores which sell these as well.
- What does the goji berry juice taste like?
Goji berries are naturally sweet and hence the juice taste sweet as well. A lot of people tend to love the juice as it leaves a great after taste. The fact that it is extremely nutritious is just an added benefit.
- How does it help our skin?
The goji berry juice is simply loaded with beta-carotene. This pigment is very helpful when it comes to promoting a healthy skin& hence prevents fine lines or wrinkles on the skin.
- How does the goji berry juice help our body?
Packed with anti-oxidants, it is very helpful in boosting the immune system of the body. It is also packed with a great percentage of vitamin C and hence helps to get rid some cold symptoms.
- Are these healthy?
Goji berries are very low on calories and are practically fat – free. They are high in fibres and hence relieve constipation among people who tend to suffer from it. They have several nutrients and minerals and as claimed by several users it does nothing but good to the body.
- Is there something I should look out for?
If you are diabetic or are taking medication for thinning your blood then consumption of the goji berries or its juice will result in negative effects on your body and so it is recommended that you refrain from it under medication.
There are so many ways of adding goji berries into your diet. Use the dried ones as snack. Drink its juice after a workout. Add the fresh berries to your cereal. Whatever way you consume it one thing is for certain, you will only benefit from it.