Goji berries, also named Lycium barbarum, are the modern superfood that is taking the world by storm. Native to Asia, the 2000+ year tradition of using Goji berries as a wide producer of positive health benefits has started to make its way around the rest of the world. The high antioxidants in Goji berries are shown to protect the eyes, provide immune system support, as well as protecting against cancer. Other positive health benefits include promoting healthy skin, stabilizing blood sugar, and preventing liver damage. Multiple studies have also shown that Goji berries can potentially improve energy, mood, and depression and anxiety-like behaviors. Overall, Goji berries seem to be a new trend that can be backed by scientific research to show positive health benefits. They are many ways to eat Goji berries, including fresh, dried, or as a juice. There are a few medications that may interact adversely with Goji berries, so people taking diabetes drugs, blood thinners, or blood pressure medication should consult their doctor before adding them to their diet.
- There has been an investigation by the scientific community to understand the perks of goji berries
- Researchers have supported many of the assertions about these healthy berries.
- There was a 90 day study conducted on seniors and their antioxidant levels increased significantly.
“Goji berries are often expensive. However, the health benefits may be worth the cost.”