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The extraordinary characteristics of goji berries

by Zaffiro Organica on November 06, 2018

The extraordinary characteristics of goji berries

The Goji berries (Lycium Barbarum L) known as "superfruits" belong to the Solonáceas family (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers). This beautiful bright red berry grows in Asia, on the slopes of the Himalayas. After harvest, it is dried for export. Therefore, it is in this form that it is found in organic and healthy food stores where it has enjoyed phenomenal success in Europe in recent years. 

BENEFITS OF GOJI BERRIES

Its bright red color is indicative of more vitality, in our tired body. Eating it will be like salsa dancing ... Do not be scared, we'll explain why.

Goji Berries are a powerful antioxidant, for what is known as, a secret of youth. In the scale of ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), classifying the foods according to their antioxidant power, the fresh goji is in the first ranges, before the orange or acerola. It is the fruit that contains the highest amount of vitamin C in the world.

Its nutritional values are exceptional because it contains many other vitamins (B1, B2, B6, A and E). In addition, these berries are rich in minerals and trace elements (calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium). 

Used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, this antioxidant fights fatigue, stimulates the immune system and delays cellular aging. It fights the signs of aging and reduces the risk of cancer. It works against diabetes, asthma, hypertension and allergies. It is also known as a memory stimulant, reducing stress and anxiety. Its content of essential nutrients such as calcium and iron improve visual acuity. 

  

HOW TO CONSUME THEM?

Ideal for breakfast because it gives you the perfect energy boost to start the day. Start with a teaspoon during the first few days, until the body gets used to it, then a spoonful each morning before or during the meal.

You can eat them:

- Dry, to chop, mix in your cereal or yogurt, you can also sprinkle it on your salads to add a little color.

- Rehydrated in hot water, for example, in your green tea 

 

YOUR ASSETS FOR BEAUTY

Rich in vitamins, nutrients, minerals, amino acids and trace elements, as well as its antioxidant properties make it, an ingredient of superalloy in natural cosmetics. Thanks to its stimulating and energizing action, it intensifies the production of collagen, stimulates cellular regeneration and helps the epidermis to eliminate its toxins. Restores the luminosity of the dull skin while protecting the skin from oxidative stress. It contributes to the healing of the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Goji berries is one of the active ingredients of the moisturizer cream with tomato extract, jointly with the tomato, another great antioxidant intensifies the production of collagen, cell regeneration, reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the skin and provides a healthy and smooth appearance.

Apart from its benefits for the skin, goji berries are effective in the care of your nails. They help the nails to strengthen and prevent breakage. It also beautifies the hair, thanks to its antioxidant power, it recovers a softer texture. For all these benefits we must include the Goji Berries, also known as "fruit of well-being" in part of our daily diet, to maintain a healthy body and skin.

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