Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement.
Goji berries are very nutritious. They are high in fiber, protein and a range of vitamins and minerals including iron, copper, selenium and vitamins A and C. Antioxidants protect against free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can damage your cells.
- Protects the eyes. Share on Pinterest Studies have found that goji berries may help reduce the risk of glaucoma.
- Provides immune system support.
- Protects against cancer.
- Promotes healthy skin.
- Stabilizes blood sugar.
- Improves depression, anxiety, and sleep.
- Prevents liver damage.
How to eat?
You can add a handful of goji berries to a big glass of hot or cold water (or herb tea) and let sit and hydrate for 5 to 10 minutes. They become plump and juicy. You can drink the tea and eat the hydrated berries which are loaded with antioxidants. Smoothies: Soak a handful of goji berries in water for 10 minutes.
How many goji berries should be eaten a day?
Eating two or more servings of fruit a day is usually recommended for optimum health benefits.