Living Long with Goji Berries

Berries are known for their ability to fight chronic disease as they are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, and since Goji berries fall into such category, it is believed that it also has tremendous health benefits. But not many would know about Goji berries, especially in Africa, but not for the Tibets of China.

Goji Berries have been used in Tibet for at least 1,700 years. Tibetan medicine includes these berries in the treatment of kidney problems, liver problems, to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, cleanse the blood, eye problems, skin rashes, psoriasis, depression, allergies, insomnia, chronic liver disease, diabetes and tuberculosis.

Goji Berries are also used by the people of Tibet to increase longevity and as a general health strengthening tonic. Many of the people in some areas of Tibet and elsewhere who regularly eat the berries are known to commonly live to be over 100 years old with no health problems. Many people that now eat Goji berries on a daily basis notice improved eyesight, restoration of hair color, mood enhancement, noticeable improvement in energy levels, better sleeping habits, stronger immune function, and more energy for life.Living Long with Goji Berries

Goji Berries are also a rich source of both selenium and germanium, hence they are being used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries conferred significant protection for the liver. In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming Goji berries. The berries have 18 amino acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace minerals, linoleic acid, and more beta-carotene than carrots.

History has it that Goji berries were discovered by a doctor during his study of an ancient society living in a remote region of the Himalayas.

Modern science has shown that this bright red berry not only contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but also contains many unique phytochemicals, polysaccharides, and complex compounds that scientists are just beginning to understand.

Goji berries have a mild tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour. When dried, they have a similar shape and chewy texture as raisins.

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