“Goji: blessed berries for a healthy, long life” by Susana (re-blogged)

I love this post! I grow our goji berries in a pot, and they come back each year, they need very little care as they are very hardy plants 🙂

 

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goji blessed berries for a healthy long life

Goji berries are the small, reddish fruit of a shrub (Lycium barbarum) growing wildly in the sacred lands of Tibet (and nearby areas). It is considered a super food due to it’s high nutrient content, often associated to vitality and longevity. Goji berries offer a good dose of fiber, over 20 different vitamins and minerals, and of antioxidants. They are particularly rich in vitamins C, A and B2, and minerals such as iron, zinc and phosphorous. They contain 18 amino acids (11 of each are essential) and offer more beta-carotene than carrots.

In spite of many longevity reports associated to goji berries being “legendary”, there are scientific evidence of its benefits on our health. Optimal weight management, healthy vision, diabetes management, cancer prevention, improvement of neurologic/psychologic traits, better gastrointestinal health, and improved cardiovascular health are some the most well-known benefits of goji berries.

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  1. Very good article; so where do I find these berries? I am working to lose only 8 lbs in 21 days; I believe I can if I exercise and eat correctly. By the way, I just became aware of Dr. Mercola’s website and signed up for his emails for Health and healthy living. Those berries sound really yummy in a trail mix.
    You are invited to check out my Blog as well on WordPress that I just began last year and I think I have posted 16 times (?) http://fromcoaltodiamond.com and comments are welcome too.

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    1. I bought my plant in a regular plant nursery, but you can also buy the berries in most health food stores 🙂

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  2. Very good read and had never known about these berries. Thanks so much dear Amira for the share.

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    1. Thank you dear Kamal! Once you have a plant it will bear fruit year after year 🙂

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      1. Welcome Amira and yes I so agree with you. Plants are so beautiful.

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