Native to Tibet and other Asian regions, the beneficial effects of Goji berries have been known for 2,000 years.
There are many superfoods, or simply foods beneficial to the body. Sometimes its properties are more or less proven, but at least they are healthy foods to vary our diet.
The goji berries, also known as goji cherries or berry from tibet, are a type of berry that has been used in cooking and medicine in countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan, for almost 2,000 years.
Perhaps in the opening photo their appearance seems strange, but it is because they are dried goji berries, What is it as they are sold in the West, because that way they are better preserved.
The first thing they stand out is because they are very tasty, to the point that many people take them as a snack, or as a substitute for cereals at breakfast, or in yogurt.
But they also provide these benefits, as explained by the website specialized in nutrition, Greatist.
They are very nutritious
In 28 grams of Goji berries, which only have 100 calories, we find 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, in addition to vitamin A and C, iron and calcium.
They take care of the skin
Its antioxidants help keep skin hydrated. They also have carotenoids that they delay the aging of the skin. And they even absorb excess ultraviolet rays, coming from the Sun.
Improve the immune system
In some countries they are used to treat the common cold and flu. They reinforce the defenses.
Improve mood and fatigue
A 2008 study found that daily consumption for 14 days improved mood, concentration, and fatigue of the people who consumed them.
Fight cancer … in animals
Various studies we carry out in animals have shown that kill cancer cells from breast cancer without affecting healthy cells, and also slow the growth of prostate and colon cancer.
These studies cannot be applied to people, but they are a good indicator of their properties.
Beyond its more or less demonstrable properties, as we have said they are very tasty, and can be used to substitute for cereals, or to snack between meals.