In traditional Chinese medicine, the goji is said to act on the Kidney and Liver meridians to help with lower back pain, dizziness and eyesight. They are most often consumed raw, made into a tea or extract, or as an ingredient in soups.These berries pack some punch being high in protein—just 4 oz contains 10% of your daily protein requirements! This superfood contains all 8 essential amino acids with only 92 calories, is low in sugar, and can even help lower blood sugar, improve sugar tolerance, alleviate insulin resistance, and improve and recover cells that help maintain insulin in the body.
The skin of goji berries is high in beta carotene which helps promote healthy skin. These berries are a high source of vitamin C, boost the immune system, and protect the eyes.
Loaded with antioxidants, they help to absorb and flush out free radicals in the body, and since they are also high in fibre, they're a great contender for aiding in better digestion and weight loss!
Vitamins and minerals include:
- vitamin C
- vitamin A