Goji Berry Health Benefits

The Red Diamond Super Food

If you could have more energy, a better mood, glowing skin, better vision and reduced inflammation all from one small berry, would you consume it?

Used for thousands of years in China medicinally this small red berry and herb is nicknamed “Red Diamond” for a reason. The Goji berry is truly a “superfood” of our time, and if you don’t know all the health benefits of these small berries you will learn them reading this article.

These small red berries have a sweet, earthy taste to them that carry an amazing antioxidant source and help build your immunity to colds and other common ailments.

According to Superfoodly, a small serving of dried goji berries has an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) score — which measures the antioxidant value of various foods — of 4,310. By comparison, an apple has an ORAC score of 2,568; raisins a score of 3,406; blueberries a score of 4,633;  All are good sources of various antioxidants, but what makes goji berries stand apart is their amino acids (protein), fatty acids and  specific antioxidants.”

Benefits of Goji Berries

Besides mentioning the high antioxidant levels, vitamin C, trace minerals, amino acids, protein, beta-keratin, and other vitamins and minerals that Goji berries carry they also serve a purpose for many other reasons. To name a few:

  • Help fight cancer and other chronic diseases
  • Carry anti-aging properties
  • Natural skin cancer treatment
  • Protects eye health
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Detoxify your liver
  • Gives you energy/ elevates your mood
  • Boosts fertility

Start thinking of ways you can incorporate these berries into your diet. You’ll reap all these health benefits and more, here are a few ideas.  They come in convenient packages so you can eat them raw or used them in your baked goods like in muffins or cookies. Add them to your morning breakfast in your granola or yogurt. You can find it in a powder form so you can add it to drinks or smoothies if that’s more convenient. Goji berries are so versatile and yummy, you’ll love every berry you pop in your mouth!