Goji: Nutrient-dense Super food for Vegans
What are goji berries?
The goji berry, original to Asia as a medicinal food for thousands of years, has been studied extensively in modern times to substantiate its health benefits. It is a deep-red, dried fruit about the same size as a raisin. The Goji berry tastes to some extent like a cross between a cherry and a cranberry. Also is a vegan food and it can use in your breakfast daily.
Some of the many beneficial effects from using goji berries and juice are:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases longevity and protects from premature aging
- Helps prevent cancer and aids remission
- Protects the liver
- Builds strong blood and promotes cardiovascular health
- Supports eye health and improves vision
- Maintains healthy blood pressure and blood sugar
- Stimulates secretion of human growth hormone
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Supports normal kidney function
- Improves fertility and treats sexual dysfunction
- Helps reduce obesity
Well, these are great vegans news: Goji berry is especially beneficial for hypoglycemic people and for hyperactive children and is also widely used to reduce the craving for sugar. It has been traditionally regarded in Asia as a longevity, strength-building, and sexual potency food of the highest order, widely thought to increase sexual fluids and enhance fertility.
Many sources note that the berry contains a full protein (as opposed to partial proteins as in bread). Additionally, several other beneficial compounds are reported to have been discovered in the analysis by the Beijing Nutrition Research Institute: Selenium and Germanium (these are well-known anti-cancer agents); Beta Sitosterol (anti-inflammatory agent to lower cholesterol, and has been used to treat impotence and prostate enlargement); and Zeaxanthin and Lutine (to protect the eyes); Betaine (produces Choline to helps detoxify the liver); Cyperone: (used in treatment of cervical cancer and known to benefit blood pressure, heart and menstruation problems); Solavetivone (an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent); physalin (effective in treating leukemia, cancer and hepatitis B).
Packed with most of the nutrients, goji berries help keep us free from infection and illness, and sustain the strength of body cells, organs, and systems. Their make-up and benefits have been reported in many scientific journals.