15 Reasons to Munch on Goji Berries

by Claire Minnaar

goji berries

Goji berries, also known as wolf berries, are considered a “super food” and often referred to as a “nutritional powerhouse”. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, goji berries are one of the most nutrient dense fruits on this earth.

These convenient little booster bites are packed with an extensive range of nutrients and benefits, and a standard daily serving of about 100gm gojo berries provides you with all the essentials. While generally available in its dried form, goji berries can just as easily be added to your cereal, soaked in water or blended into a smoothie for a delicious nutritional alternative.

Here are 15 other reasons why you’d be better off adding these gems to your daily diet:

  1. Goji berries are packed with anti-oxidants, making them the ideal detox food.
  2. High in carotenoids, to help maintain healthy eye sight.
  3. Each berry contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals.
  4. They’re high in fibre which ultimately means improved digestion and weight-loss.
  5. Goji berries are remarkably high in protein – higher than most other fruits, in fact.
  6. Through lowering high cholesterol levels, they help promote heart health and prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  7. Thanks to the high level of antioxidants, the berries reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
  8. Goji berries combat sleep disorders, calming the mind and improving overall sleep quality.
  9. Regular consumption helps relieve and prevent inflammation and infection.
  10. They boost brain function and improve the memory.
  11. Aside from helping to improve fertility, these berries can treat the symptoms of menstruation – nice!
  12. Goji berries are reknowned for boosting the immune system, as well as giving a feeling of general vitality.
  13. Helps strengthen bones and muscles, ensuring physical health and longevity.
  14. No more colds and flu! Gojis are packed with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  15. With their incredibly high levels of iron, calcium, zinc and selenium, there’s no need for additional supplements.

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Alison February 11, 2014 - 11:02 am

Hi Claire
Where does one find these Goji Berries, I would love to try them, they sound like something I could do with.

Claire Minnaar February 11, 2014 - 11:05 am

Hi Alison, you can get the Goji berries at Wellness Warehouses and a number of health shops sell them. You can also look here (I have never bought from these guys, but found them now): http://www.rawlicious.co.za/category/superfoods

Hope that helps!

Jackie February 12, 2014 - 6:56 am

Hi, i have just seen these at Dischem 🙂


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