Monday, April 25, 2011

Goji Berry

What are Goji Berry
The Goji Berry is a small red berry produced by the Lycium Barbarum plant, which is native to certain remote regions of China, Tibet, and Mongolia.

Goji Berries have played a central role in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but it was not until just recently that scientists in te rest of the world discovered what was in the Goji Berry that made it so powerful.

Why do people use goji berries?
Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:

Goji Berry
- protect the liver

- help eyesight

- improve sexual function and fertility

- strengthen the legs

- boost immune function

- improve circulation

- promote longevity

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin's key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. In fact, increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65.

In recent years, goji juice has become popular as a health beverage. Companies marketing goji juice often mention the unsupported claim that a man named Li Qing Yuen consumed goji berries daily and lived to be 252 years old. Marketers also list extensive health benefits of goji juice, even though there are few published clinical trials in humans.

1 comment:

Lucas Moore said...

This is very informative post and i just love your blog. I am taking goji berry juice for reducing my extra weight and it really works. As this juice is full of various carbohydrates, it fortifies and strengthens the human immune system. It also helps in restoring enzyme balance. Moreover, these juices fight inflammation and provide relief to persons suffering from tissue and joint pain.
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