Native to China, Goji Berry is a small red berry with a pleasant flavor and multiple virtues. The history of Goji Berry oscillates between myth and reality. The legend says that the inhabitants of the province of Ningxia, who use it regularly, live until 150 years!
The daily consumption of this super fruit would make one even more immortal! It should be said that the antioxidants in Goji Berry is impressive.
Goji Berry contains at least 22 polysaccharides. These compounds considerably improve the immune systems. Consuming Goji Berries for cure before winter, prevents diseases.
Goji Berry consists 16 % of proteins! Beef contains 21 %, and eggs were considered to have 13 %. Fruits offer a good nutrition and is thus recommended for sportsmen (proteins are essential for the functioning of muscles), for vegetarians (who often have deficiencies in proteins), and for people following a diet aimed at weight loss.
The strong presence of proteins acts as an appetite-suppressant. Goji Berry gives a sensation of satisfaction, and reduces cravings.
Goji Berry contains three times more vitamin C than orange. It is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6.
Goji Berry is especially known and consumed for its antioxidant power. It is richer in vitamin E than wheat germs. Vitamin E protects the cells from free radicals. It also contains beta-carotenes, recognized for their anti-inflammatory actions, and for their actions against cellular ageing.
The researchers have claimed that Goji Berry delays ageing, as to why it is named," berry of the immortal ". Antioxidants help the body to fight cancer, and are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs.
Goji Berries contain 18 essential amino acids, and 21 oligo-elements. Fruits also bear fatty acids: omega 3 and 6. These acids help to fight severe cholesterol and play a vital role in the nervous system.
Benefits recognized in Goji Berry
Extend the lifetime by fighting against cellular ageing
Increase vitality. Goji Berry is a booster of shape, which helps to fight fatigue. The first side effects are generally experienced 48 hours after the first serving.
Valebio offers a large number of recipes with Goji Berries to accompany your breakfast, your salads or even your yogurt.
A study demonstrated that the polysaccharides of Goji Berries helped to reduce body mass, by transforming the greasy contribution of food into energy. The fruit rich in proteins reduces the sensation of hunger. Consuming some Goji berries renders a sensation of satisfaction, without any calorie intake!
The detoxifying power in the Goji Berry is also interesting within the framework of a diet aimed at losing weight.
The protein content in Goji Berries makes the fruit the sportsmen’s ally! Proteins are essential for muscular development, and functioning. Besides, Goji Berry is considered as an adaptogen which develops resistance and endurance while practicing.
The fruit also helps in the development of the SOD enzyme, a naturally present concept in the body that fights against joint and muscular pains.