4 Health Benefits of Goji Berries

You’ve probably heard of goji berries — whether it was a mention in a health magazine, on a show about nutrition, or even on our website. You also may have heard that they’re considered a superfood. But why are goji berries so good for you? We’re here to help you get to know these power-packed berries a little better!

Goji berries, which are also called “wolfberries” and “western strawberries,” are grown in the Himalayan Mountain region and have long been recognized for their medicinal purposes in Eastern medicine. They also can be easily added to your diet, in cereal, trail mix, yogurt, or even tea. Here are a few of the health benefits of goji berries, which you’ll reap when you incorporate them into your daily diet.

1. Eyesight

Goji berries may support your eyesight. Taurine, a compound in goji berries, may be helpful in protecting eyes from diabetes-related vision loss. It’s also rich in an antioxidant called zeaxanthin, which protects the retina by absorbing blue light.

2. Immune System

Goji berries contain more Vitamin C per ounce than oranges! Vitamin C is especially helpful in keeping a healthy immune system and cardiovascular health. In fact, the antioxidants in goji berries have been known to lower bad cholesterol and protect the body from heart disease and cancer.

3. Anti-Aging

Those antioxidants are working hard when it comes to slowing down the aging process, too. The antioxidants in goji berries are linked with wrinkle reduction and slower aging. They are considered the world’s most powerful anti-aging food.

4. Nutrients

Goji berries aren’t just loaded with antioxidants, they’re also loaded with other nutrients. They have 15 times more iron than spinach, and they have the highest concentration of protein out of the fruit family. Goji berries also have 8 out of the 9 essential amino acids – 18 amino acids in total.

How do you eat your goji berries? Share in the comments!

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