Dried Goji Berry Health Benefits : Discover The Secrets Of The Goji – An Honest Review

There are literally thousands of different plants and fruits that Nature has to offer; today I would like to have a deeper look at berries and more specifically analyze the  Dried Goji Berry Health Benefits for our  well being.

Goji Berry:  the superfood title

The fruits definitely deserve this title; the amount of nutrients it carries is simply amazing as are the benefits to our health. It is hard to believe that such a small and delicious fruit can be so healthy.

They are very similar to raisins, with a reddish color that tastes sweet and a tiny bit bitter at the same time. There are an estimated 100 different species of this plant and they easily adapt to many types of environment, they can survive in the deserts, in the tropics and even at freezing temperatures. The best way to preserve it, as we known it is by drying them.

In the far East, population like the Chinese, Mongolians, and Tibetans have cultivated Goji berries for more than 5,000 years.

 

Benefits of Goji Berries

Goji Berries are considered an “adaptogen.” A term used in the world of medicinal plants to describe a substance with a combination of therapeutic actions in the human body. The adaptogens invigorate and fortify the body while helping us to fight stress easily by supporting the adrenal glands.

If you are looking for a plant-based protein, Goji berries are a complete protein because they contain all the essential amino acids.

They also contain a variety of nutrients and vitamins and are good for a number of conditions such as liver or kidney problems, weak joints, low back problems, dizziness, headaches, insomnia, hypertension, tuberculosis, and impotence.

But remember,they  are not used to “treat” diseases in itself; we should look at them as a fruit which the first function is to nourish the body – to support the body to be cured by providing an extraordinary collection of nutrients.

This is a simple list of what Goji berries are considered useful for:

  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Maintains vital organs healthy
  • Longevity
  • Healthy hormonal balance
  • Improves libido and sexual functioning
  • Protects DNA (Antioxidants)
  • Improve the view
  • Hydration
  • Supports the brain and neurological health

 

By simply consuming 15-45 grams a day you can get all the benefits that you need.

Goji Berry can be taken in many different ways; you can simply eat it, make tea, soup, smoothies or mixed with any recipe, to taste.

I  normally prefer the dried product, because I can easily add it to smoothies, and mainly I suppose it is just convenient, but if I find them on the market fresh I will certainly go and buy some. They are delicious.

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Nutritional value of Goji Berries

Goji berries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, fiber, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and antioxidants. They contain 8 essential amino acids. A single 4-ounce serving provides almost 10 percent of the daily value of protein. A surprising amount of protein for a fruit.

The carbohydrates in goji berries are also complex carbohydrates, which means that the blood sugar will rise slowly, thus reducing the risk of a sugar slump after consuming them.

Among the various properties of this fruit, you will be glad to know that they can potentially help for weight loss.

Its rich, sweet flavor, along with its high fiber content, can help keep you on the path to healthy eating. Use them as a light snack to avoid indulgence at mealtime. Add in your yogurt or salad in the same way you would use raisins.

Its nutritional value as a low-calorie, low-sugar option makes it a perfect substitute for other dry fruits with higher sugar content and lower nutritional value.

If we talk about Hormones and libido the berries can increase testosterone levels naturally; they have a long history linked to sexual fertility.
Some research suggests that goji berries may be a natural alternative to a prescription for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra.

Excellent for the skin and visual health thanks to its high content of antioxidants.

The  Goji have as well a high level of antioxidants especially zeaxanthin. It is the zeaxanthin that gives the goji berries their bright beautiful color.

We know that Antioxidants will protect cells against damage when they are exposed to elements such as smoke and radiation. What’s more, foods with healthy levels of antioxidants are often high in fiber and low in unhealthy fats.

Some studies have been made on older adults who ate a daily dietary supplement with goji berries for 90 days and they found that the adults had less hypopigmentation and fewer yellow deposits in their eyes, indicative of improved liver health.

Another great benefit of the berries is that they help fighting  diabetes by helping control blood sugar levels

The sweetness of the fruit can help you  to

  • potentially reduce blood sugar
  • Improve tolerance to sugar
  • Relieve insulin resistance
  • Improve and recover cells that help produce insulin

Goji Berry is simply good for your health

There has been an interesting study that compared the results of participants who consumed a goji berry juice daily for 2 weeks to those who did not. The participants who took the juice reported an increase in:

  • Energy
  • Athletic performance
  • Sleep quality
  • They had an increased ability to focus
  • Calm
  • General well-being

The same group of people also reported significantly better results for fatigue, stress and digestion problems. The results were self-reported and did not take into account other conditions.

Well this is it for me, I hope you have learned something new about the world of nature and all the good things it has to offer and for those of you that have a little extra sweet taste I leave you with the Chocolate Goji berries that are seriously Good


Live Superfoods Chocolate Covered Goji Berries, Organic, 8 oz

May you all have a blessed day!! and let me know in the comments  if you are using berries and what do you feel the benefits are for you.

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24 Responses

  1. Igor says:

    Hi there, I heard a lot of benefits which we can from Goji berries. But I couldn’t find this kind of knowledge pill. Now I know why I should use those berries. Now I know that this will be a very first thing to buy in the shop. I will come here to find more quality content about food.

  2. Seun Afotanju says:

    This powder works effectively I have made use of it several times and I never regretted purchasing it, it is packed with many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re associated with many health benefits, including improving blood sugar control, helping with weight loss, fighting aging and protecting against cancer. But I would really like to know if it has any  major side effects?

    • Barbara S. says:

      Although there are no reports of serious human toxicity there is a possible case that suggests that it could interfere with anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin. A woman treated with warfarin was destabilized after drinking three or four glasses of tea, made from goji berries, for several days.
      I would suggest that If you are taking anticoagulants, do not hesitate to consult your doctor before taking goji berries.

  3. Roopesh says:

    I could not believe that there are over 100 different species of Goji Berries around. That is amazing, thanks for that info. We definitely learn every day.

    I have this bad habit, of always running for a chocolate slab when I get hungry. I was never quite a fan of Goji berries, but after having learned about the awesome benefits of this fruit, I am definitely going to give it a try. Especially, since you mentioned that they come in a chocolate version.Looks like an exchange for the better, my chocolate for goji chocolates.LOL

    I bookmarked your site. I am vegetarian and am considered going the vegan route. I know that your blog will help me.

    Thanks so much

  4. Igor says:

    Vegan nutrition has many benefits. The benefit of Goji Berry is amazing. In our neighborhood, there was a doctor living (unfortunately not anymore) who was a plant and alternative medicine specialist. He wrote a few books about vegan and bio nutrition, many of them of plants origin.Definitely, the humans should turn more to nature itself and enjoy the benefits it has to offer. The health is the primary focus of every person. Health is not evaluated well enough until the health problems occur. The proper nutrition acts as prevention and “health saver!”

    Knowing what works well and what not, especially if coming from nature itself, is the way to healthy living. I am glad to know more about the Goji Berry and their benefits after reading your article!Best regards,IgorStay well, market better, convert best!

  5. Cory Haasnoot says:

    Thanks for writing this article I have been searching for information on Goji Berries. I have never tried this fruit but with all the benefits they give I need to go out and get me some. I am always looking for naturally sweet things to eat instead of sugar-coated products. And with the Gogi berries, you get healthy and sweat all in one.

  6. DerrAd says:

    I’ve not used berries before and didn’t know it’s loaded with some awesome package of health benefits until reading your article. 

    The price too is not bad so I might consider giving it a try although I’m not a Vegetarian. Its nutritional value has won my interest. When I find it helpful as you’ve outlined here, I would recommend it to a Vegan friend. Thanks for your well-articulated post because it’s made it easier to follow and understand.  

  7. Renton says:

    This is a brilliant post! I have definitely heard of and have even eaten Goji Berries a few times so this post was extra interesting to me. Ever since I have adopted the Vegan lifestyle I find myself thinking about protein a lot more so it is great to know that Goji berries can solve that problem for me.

    I have been eating a lot of berries but not Goji berries for a while, but after reading this they are back in my mind and back on the shopping list!

    Is the fresh (non-dried) version just as good or does drying the berries release or unlock the berries superfood qualities?

    Thanks for sharing this great post!

    • Barbara S. says:

      Hi Renton, the fresh Berries are always a number one choice but considering that depending where you live, the climate and availability of a certain product plus how long the would last, unless you have a fresh market around the corner and live in a place where they grow easily I tend to prefer the dried ones just because they are easy to store. There is even a supplement version of it if it suits your needs better

  8. AbiodunS says:

    Hearing about this wonderful fruit for the first time. Though I av not not come across it before. The health benefits of the fruit is mind blowing.

    I will save the picture and try look for it in my local market. But if I can’t find it, I may consider buying it online. I just hope it is available. 

  9. Gracen says:

    Hi Barbara! At first glance at the Goji berry, I thought they were fresh tomatoes, until I took a closer look at the pictures and the title of your article. There are truly thousands of different plants and fruits available to mankind, it is left for us to do the discovery of them. It is interesting to know that these berries can survive both in deserts, tropics and at freezing temperatures. They are indeed helpful for health improvement looking at the list of its benefits. Thanks for your review on Goji Berry and its wonderful benefits.

  10. geebehn says:

    Wow, nice article.. I have actually heard of Goji berries before, but I haven’t looked k to it well, now coming across this article, has helped me know what Goji berries is all about and also thanks for providing a link to get the Goji berries..But I have a question, are they naturally grown or are the laboratory grown, and what side effects does it have?.

    • Barbara S. says:

      Goji berries could interact with some drugs. If you take warfarin, you may want to avoid goji berries. Goji berries may also interact with diabetes drugs and blood pressure drugs so talk with your doctor first.

  11. seofarhan says:

    Hi,

     Thank you very much for sharing with us such an important blog. If I did not read this blog I can not find the details about VEGAN WORLD. This blog will be very helpful who want to know how we can take care of our health. The most important thing I just learn from here is It is hard to believe that such a small and delicious fruit can be so healthy. I will definitely share this blog with my friends.

  12. Kehinde Segun says:

    I really appreciate you for taking your time to write about health benefit post. Thought I have never heard about this Goji  berries before, until now I’m reading this post. It is actually good for the health. Goji berries supporting cardiovascular  health, supports longevity and maintain our vital organs is definitely the reason I am going to find how to get it because it is not available in my country. Thank you for this

    • Barbara S. says:

      If you have the chance you can find online in different shops and should be able to ship them wherever you are. Obviously, always check with the shop before making any order

  13. oluwakay says:

    WOW nice write and very convinced with the Goji berry my only problem is that taking the specified amount of it as it writing will a longer period of time and i have someone the has a bad kidney problem please there any other fast action that can be taking using the Goji berry to get well on time.

    • Barbara S. says:

      As with everything when it comes down to health remember that natural food and plant and superfood can help you improve and boost your immune system but I would always consult with your own doctor before taking any decision especially when we are talking about health

  14. Aweda Olakunle says:

    Goji Berries are a delight, I recently discovered them recently and i have enjoyed them. They have a lot of benefits and help in relieving stress too. it was introduced to me by a friend who was looking healthy and had good skin so i enquired what was the secret and she told me she found it online too. since then i have been eating goji berries too. Does eating too much of Goji Berries have any adverse effect? Thanks

    • Barbara S. says:

      The way I see it you can never have too much of a good thing but jokes apart always follow the rule everything with moderation is the best approach

  15. faftop says:

    Wow! I’ve not really know goji berry to be this cool. I love the way you state it’s benefits out and I’m definitely going to bookmark this page. I think it will be helpful for me interns of energy boost and my sleep quality, the later has been a challenge for me in the past few weeks. I will introduce my 5 months pregnant sister to it, and I hope there won’t be any complications as regards the energy boost part.

  16. Md moinul Islam says:

    Hi,

    i have read the whole review about Dried Goji Berry Health Benefits.I did not know anything about goji berry before. I got to know about Goji Berry after reading your article. This is a really great review. This fruit is very useful for our health.I likes your article very much.I will share this article with my friends.Thanks for sharing this wonderful review with us.

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