Image: Antioxidant-rich goji berries are superfruit snacks that offer a variety of health benefits

(Natural News) Goji berries are known by many names, such as “red diamonds” and “wolfberries.” Call them whatever you like, but these superfruits are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. These tasty little berries are native to China and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 2,000 years. As such, they are often considered a “longevity food.”

Vibrant colors are often a sign of high antioxidant content in fruits and berries. With their signature bright red hue, goji berries are no exception. As a potent source of antioxidants, goji berries can effectively protect your body from oxidative stress and promote your overall health. More than just antioxidants, goji berries are also a delicious source of fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, and trace minerals. Some of the nutrients found in goji berries include zinc, phosphorus, selenium, germanium, calcium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C. (Related: Why goji berries might be the Holy Grail of health.)

Health benefits of goji berries

With their naturally high content of antioxidants, goji berries contain an array of health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants

This superfruit’s high content of antioxidants is the main reason why it’s often used in anti-aging creams and treatments. Goji berries contain high levels of potent antioxidant compounds such as carotenoids, lycopene, lutein, and polysaccharides.

Supports healthy eye functions

Organic goji berries are an excellent source of carotenoids, a vital nutrient for your eye health. Goji berries even contain more beta-carotene than carrots. Most importantly, goji berries are packed with zeaxanthin, a carotenoid known for its superb benefits for the eyes.

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Supports the growth of healthy, radiant skin

Goji berries are loaded with vitamin C, beta-carotene and other antioxidants that promote healthy skin and improve your complexion. In fact, they contain just as much vitamin C as lemons and oranges.

Supports a healthy cardiovascular system

The high concentrations of antioxidants in goji berries help protect your heart from the harmful effects of oxidative stress. Recent studies note that the intake of goji berry extracts is linked to significant improvements in free radical scavenging activity in the heart.

Uplifts and elevates mood

This superfruit is also called “the happy berry” as it promotes inner balance and optimism through nutritional support of normal, healthy cognitive function. Consuming concentrated goji berry extract is linked to improved feelings and overall well-being.

Supports sensible weight loss plans

High in nutrients yet containing few calories and zero fat, goji berries make an excellent addition to your weight management plans. Goji berries are also naturally rich in fiber, which can help you manage your appetite by making you feel full for longer.

Supports healthy immune function

Since they are naturally high in antioxidants, goji berries are excellent at providing immune support. They are especially rich in vitamins A and C, which play vital roles in healthy immune function.

Supports a healthy liver

In traditional Chinese medicine, goji berries were used to support healthy liver function. This is why many Asians often add goji berries to medicinal soups and porridge.

Supports optimal cognitive health

According to research, consuming goji berries can have a positive impact on brain activity. The high quantities of antioxidants in goji berries can also protect your brain from oxidative stress.

Buyers beware

Nearly all goji berries in the market are grown in China, so you may want to get only organic goji berries grown at high altitudes, far away from the pollution of the cities. That’s why Health Ranger Select Organic Goji Berries are sourced from only the cleanest goji berries in the mountains of Tibet. All product lots are lab tested for microbiology, heavy metals and glyphosate.

Sources include:

EcoWatch.com

HealthRangerStore.com


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