Goji Berries: an awesome superfood

Goji Berries. The relatively unknown dried berry is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Research links the berry to cancer preventive qualities, it also is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B, and several other powerhouse nutrients.

 

Works great as part of a trail mix, or can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or just about anything else.

 

The berry is supposed to help in the anti-aging process, and assist in creating healthier hair and skin.

Be careful purchasing Goji Berries, because some Goji berries may be what are called "Wolfberries". Goji berries should be slightly sweet with a slight cranberry tang to them. If they have a cardboard type very unpleasant taste that feels like you are going to have to force yourself to eat them then they are probably wolfberries. I used to get mine from an online store that went our of business, now I get mine at Whole Foods.

Here is an online seller that has a product that I have used, although they are not cheap. Even at Whole Foods, goji berries can be $10 to $15 per pound.

There is another product I HIGHLY recommend called Total Goji 100. It is a liquid and contains the total berry, including pulp, meat, skin, seeds, and seed oils. The company, Genesis today, is a very high quality company, always making every attempt to process all their products in the traditional way. It tastes like a sweet tomato juice and I add it to my smoothies or drink a tablespoon straight, when I can afford it. A bottle cost $40, but will last a month. The link to Genesis today Total Goji can be found here.

I noticed when I started a paleo-style trail mix of goji berries, hunza raisins, cashews, sprouted pumpkin seeds and other nuts that it had a tendency to satisfy my short term hunger more that most my other healthy snacks . I equate that phenomena to that goji berries having a good supply of nutrients to satisfy the body's short term needs. as I said however, make sure that you find a quality product.

There have been numerous studies done on goji berries, and a list taken from another blogger is listed below showing many of goji health benefits verified from scientific studies. I don't see goji berries as a "cure all" miracle food, i.e. eat a handfull and it cures your cancer, but as a food high in nutrients that assists the body's natural immune system in fighting disease.

– Increase energy levels.
– Relieve stress, fatigue and anxiety.
– Strengthen muscles and bones.
– Build lean muscle mass.
– Stimulate the growth of Human Growth Hormone.
– Increase strength, stamina, endurance, reflex responses

 

– Balance and reduce blood sugar levels
– Acts as and anti-inflammatory.
-Promotes the healing of wounds.
– Enhances the effectiveness of cancer treatment.
-Reduces and eliminate tumors.
-Reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

 

– Improves libido and fertility.
– Improves the functioning of the liver and to treat Hepatitis B.
– Promotes normal kidney function.
– Relieves gastric intestinal disorders.
– Treats menopausal symptoms.

 

– Relieves menstruation problems.
– Promotes weight loss.
– Relieves insomnia, headaches and improve sleep.
– Promotes longevity and good health.
– Resists allergies.
– Helps relieve depression.
– Increases calcium absorption..

– Combats auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chrohn's disease, fibromyalgia and psoriasis.

-Help in the prevention of cancer including metastasis of cancer of the colon, lung, liver, kidney, breast and/or cervix.

 

-Improves overall brain functions, such as memory, mental alertness, perception and attention span.

– Enhances the prevention and treatment of senility and Alzheimer's disease.

– Defends against premature aging, fighting free radical damage throughout the body.

 

– Strengthens and regulates the immune system and improve resistance to disease.

– Assists with the treatment of HIV/AIDS, as an immune system enhancer.

– Builds strong blood cells, enhancing the production of red and white blood cells and platelets and helps in the prevention and treatment of leukemia.

– Improves eyesight and combat against diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and cataracts.

above and below

Homemade Artisan Chocolate Raw Cacao,   Lucuma   and Goji Berries

Click photo above or below for recipe

Goji Berries are on my personal list of "My Top 10 'Fountain of Youth" Superfoods". These superfoods are from all over the world, but are readily available and accessible for purchase in the United States to help us cheat "Father Time", with the help of "Mother Nature". Go to my Top 10 list below.

CHECK OUT THIS GREAT GOJI BERRY ARTICLE!!!

Here is a "beyond superb" article on everything pertaining to Goji Berries titled
Goji Berry Benefits 101 – Everything You need to Know. It is from the
SuperFood Living.com website. Very educational on this amazing superfood!!

~stay healthy~

 

My Top 10 "Fountain of Youth" superfoods (Part 1)
~click on link above or photo below to see my list~

click here or photo below for all my articles in "Eat Smart"

13 Responses

02.19.12

Love your site! Will be marking it as a favorite and following!

02.19.12

Thanks for your comment. I’m just trying to make it clean and easy to read, without a lot of clutter. And the section “My Passions on a Plate” is becoming so much fun, allowing me to take the analytical edge off the blog and get creative. If people find it enjoyable to spend a few minutes on my blog and learn something (or teach me something), then I have accomplished my objective 🙂

03.05.12

We love Goji Berries! It is a very popupal herbal remedy in Russia, called "barbaris".
In Canada, I get goji berries at an Asian Store, they are very cheap there, like $2.49 for about 300 grams. The prices in health foods stores are crazy.
I love them paired up with pecans!!

03.05.12

I wish I could find them at the at price. That would take a load off my wallet!!

03.07.12

Wow! My husband had a few goji berry plants when we got married. Unfortunately, we moved shortly thereafter and left the plants so I've never actually tasted them.

03.07.12

I can’t wait til the day when I can grow my own!!!!

03.26.12

[…] What Are The Health Benefits Of Goji BerriesHealth Benefits Of Goji BerriesGojiberries.us: Goji Berries buy high quality Himalayan Goji Juice products wholesale and retailGoji Berries: an awesome superfood- The Gaia Health Blog […]

07.08.12

[…] What do you think? Answer below! Mouse here for Related LinksGoji Berries: an awesome superfood- The Gaia Health Blog […]

09.15.12

we cultivate goji berries in greece as a wholesale work but to be honest with you we are very happy to eat fresh fruits from the trees during the summer period. our web site is http://www.hellassuperfoods.gr, wish you all the best!!!

12.31.12

I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

12.31.12

I think I paid a few bucks to get a set of blog template and chose the one I liked the most. Thanks for the comment, that is, if you are not a spammer. If not a spammer, I am honored that you commented on my blogstyle.

03.13.13

We produce original Asian Goji Plants and Goji Products for the European Market.
For more INformations about Goji please contact us http://www.goji-plantage.de

09.20.16

Its amazing! There are such a great health benefits of goji berries 🙂 Goji berry powder can also be mixed with any superfood to make it more tasty and healthy!

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

“Body”, (Part 42)
a.k.a. “The Glamorous Life”
(…The Diva’s Slideshow)

Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 2)

Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl

Food for Thought:
Why Steph Curry Deleted
all his Social Media

“Crazy-Sexy-Cool”
Vegan Smoothies

“Short Story Long…”
(….The Travel Adventures
of Lee Litumbe)

Grilled Lemongrass Spatchcocks with Zucchini Slaw

My Top 10
“Fountain of Youth”
Superfoods (Part 2)

Mango Lettuce Chicken Wraps

One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

Smothered Skillet Chicken w/Thyme and Butter Mushrooms

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

Portuguese Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

Shrimp Salad with Mango and Avocado

My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

“Skinny” Spinach Lasagna

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 after switching to natural makeupdays  (…a recent study says)

Cucumber Roll Appetizers
…with Creamy Avocado

The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Ray Allen’s advice to Dwyane Wade on addressing Wade’s injury plagued career: NUTRITION!!!

Salmon Skewers
with Chili Lime Butter

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Diggin’ the Scene….”
…at the Villingili Resort, Maldives
Menu: Tropical Lunch Inspirations

Sriracha Honey and Sesame Beef Skewers

Photographer shoots photos of his daughter as famous inspirational Women!!!

Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

Dinner and a Movie:
“Mississippi Masala”
Menu: “Mixed Masala” Dinners

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Tomato

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

“Smashed” Avocado Toast
…with Egg

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

One Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Rice

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

DIY Skin and BodyCare
Part 6
(a.k.a., The “Orange Article”)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

See all articles in “Eat Smart”
(The Science of Food)

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
Special ‘shout out’ to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my ‘Dinner and a Movie’ and “Wanderlust Food Diaries’ articles.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Search