The goji berry, otherwise known as the wolfberry, is an all-sorts-of-wonderful member of the nightshade family. Loaded with goodness, this reddish-orange Asian fruit (commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine) offers a serious powerhouse of a health-boost to those who consume it.
So without further ado, here are five health benefits of the goji berry.
According to a study, the lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) — which is found in goji berries — could potentially be used in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Part of this is due to LBP’s ability to reduce blood sugar levels as well as improve other health factors related to the disease.
Protects brain cells
Research has shown that goji berries may work to keep your brain cells safe from damage. Sort of like a bouncer for your brain, keeping out all the questionable types. This said, goji berries could be used as preventative medicine for the mind.
Reduces risk of high blood pressure
The high nutrient and antioxidant content of goji berries can help in preventing cases of high blood pressure. Also, goji berries are notoriously high in vitamin C, and vitamin C is said to help lower blood pressure.
Goji berries are an immune-boosting super food. And with immune-boosting comes sickness-reducing. A cup of goji berry tea in the colder months could be just what you need to fight off any approaching flu viruses.
Drink the goji
Fancy a daily fix of this splendid berry? Why not try Love Leaf’s very own Goji Berry Tea. . . It’s good for the body and the taste buds.
For information on the potential side effect of goji berries, take a look at this helpful article.