Organic goji berries (Lycium barbarum) from southern China
They are also called wolfberry fruit, wolfberries or happy berries.
They are originally from China, where they traditionally grow on the fertile banks of the Yellow River. They are also harvested in the mountains of the Himalayas, in wonderfully untouched landscapes that relatively few Westerners have ever seen. Goji berries also grow in temperate and subtropical regions of China, Mongolia and Nepal.
Gojis are the fruits of a green shrub from the Solonaceae family.
They are sweet in the taste and ph-neutral in the effect. The taste is reminiscent of a kind of combination of raisins and cherries. They have a positive effect and enrich the yin. They can be eaten raw, poured as a tea or prepared as a tincture.
The World and Goji
Lately, these delicious berries have been discovered by the rest of the world and recognized as a superfruit because of their excellent nutritional value, as they combine almost all the essential nutrients in a unique combination and contain a variety of those phytochemicals that make them a perfect food - a superfood that can enrich your diet and improve your health.
Used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine
Goji berries, such as potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, belong to the nightshade family but are hardy and are increasingly being planted in our gardens.
Goji berries - one of the best foods in the world.
They contain an extraordinary amount of unique nutrients and antioxidants, and provide strength and energy as part of a healthy, over-abundant diet, for example:
- they contain all the essential amino acids
- a high-dose vitamin A (beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E (which is rarely found in fruits)
- considerable vitamin B levels
Goji berries also supply 21 important trace elements (including germanium) which hardly exists in our average diet.
Goji berries are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin.
These two vital substances belong to the basic care for healthy eyes and a healthy nervous system. And they provide so-called polysaccharides, complex carbohydrates that activate the T-lymphocytes (specialized defense cells).
Goji polysaccharides are one of the preferred sources of energy for the beneficial intestinal bacteria.
The intestinal flora has many important tasks. It ensures effective digestion, smooth bowel movements, optimal nutrient processing and a healthy and intact intestinal mucosa. The polysaccharides from goji berries also accelerate the elimination of metabolic residues.
Goji berries in sports
As a snack for people who love their fitness, Gojis are ideal because the polysaccharides of Goji berries increase the performance of the muscles. On the one hand, goji polysaccharides help to remove metabolic waste such as lactic acid, which accumulates in the muscles during exercise. On the other hand, the polysaccharides also promote glycogen storage in the muscles and reduce the oxidative stress in the muscle, which means that the muscle can bring more power. In this way, the regular consumption of goji berries can lead to higher fitness, more muscle power and better endurance.
Goji berries for stress management
Goji berries are a rich source of phytochemicals called sesquiterpenes that reduce stress
Growth hormones have much more tasks than the growth of childhood. On the one hand, they help to increase muscle mass, on the other hand, they lead to better stress resistance.
This unique accumulation of super nutrients makes the goji berry one of the best foods in the world. It gives us optimal efficiency and a long healthy life.