What Are The Benefits of Goji Berries?
Goji Berry – now considered as a superfood but many people still don’t know about their great properties nor how incredible Goji Berries are for your body and skin.
Despite their size, Goji Berries are packed with wonderful properties making them a great addition to your diet – benefitting your skin and body overall.
Due to the rise in demand, you can now find goji berries in health shops and in supermarket but pay attention to the quality of the berries – if they’re tiny, they’re often not the best quality. They need to be dried, small and have a ‘plump’ effect too.
Benefits of Goji Berry
Goji Berries are packed with anti-oxidants and when incorporated into your diet, as shown through research, there is an overall increase in antioxidants over a 90-day-period.
Thanks to their high concentration of antioxidants, Goji Berries fight against oxidative stress which has been linked to a number of diseases. Helping to reduce heart disease, diabetes, inflammation whilst also preventing UV damage and helping to protect your body and skin.
Now, we’re moving on the more ‘technical’ things. Goji Berries contain something called beta-sitosterol which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. For example, if you’re suffering from puffy, red, irritated or acne-prone skin – this ingredient could change everything!
Beta-sitosterol is powerful – so powerful in fact that it’s also anti-bacterial helping to soothe, cleanse and calm skincare issues along with body issues. Adding Goji Berries to your diet is a great way to benefit from the wonderful properties.
So, you know that Goji Berries are high in their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory levels but – what else are they good for?
Goji Berries are rich in a variety of properties along vitamins and amino acids. If you’re on a vegan diet, a handful of these sprinkled over a salad of fruit bowl can work wonders – they’re also high in protein and fibre thanks to the tiny, tiny seeds they contain.
How To Eat Goji Berries?
Open your mouth and eat them! No, just kidding – here, you’ll be able to find a few ideas on how you can eat and incorporate goji berries to your diet.
In the morning, you’ve made your fruit bowl smoothie or a lovely warm oat bowl topped with fresh fruit. Why not add a handful of goji berries to your breakfast? Don’t forget a sprinkling of Chia Seeds too!
You’ve made a lovely salad with a variety of fresh vegetables. Add a sprinkling of goji berries, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts along with toasted almonds and cashews to the mix – a tasty treat and you’re getting all the wonderful properties from your salad.
Did you know that you can add goji berry to a dressing?
Soak a handful of goji berries in warm water for around half an hour. Remove the excess water and you can add them to a small blender along with fresh olive oil and balsamic vinegar blending them to create a smooth dressing for your salad or to use as a topping on lentils, chickpeas or even – Buddha Bowls!
As much as we look after our skin and body from the outside – we need to look after our body from the inside too so make sure you add wonderful items to your diet which can benefit your body and skin in the best way possible.