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The goji berry, a small but very healthy berry

  1. Goji berries have not been available in the Netherlands for very long, but the Chinese already knew it: the Goji berry is very healthy and contains many healthy nutrients

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  1. The Goji berry has only recently been known in the Netherlands. Not much research has been done yet, but the studies that have been done have now shown that a goji berry extract can help lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels. The effect of this extract is also said to slow the rate of cancer cell development.

Antioxidants and other nutrients

  1. Goji berries are very rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body against heart problems, slow the aging process and protect against some cancers. In addition to antioxidants, the Goji berries are full of other nutrients, such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthins. These substances are good for the eyes and help prevent eye problems related to aging. The Goji berries are also very rich in vitamin C, much more so than is present in oranges.

What does a Goji berry look like and where can they be bought?

  1. The Goji berry is a berry that is sold in a dried form. The fruit comes from China. The color is pale red and the taste is most like the raisin. Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine since many centuries ago. The Chinese use the berries for a good blood sugar level, against fatigue, a healthy blood pressure, improvement of the eyes and circulation and promotion of the immune system. The Goji berries are for sale at health food stores, including the Gardens.

How do you use the Goji berry and how much should you eat?

  1. The Goji berry is sold in dried form. When you eat a handful of it every day, you get enough of the precious nutrients of the Goji berry. You can also boil them in hot water, drink them as a tea or buy a tincture made from Goji berries and use it.


  1. The Goji berry is fruit, so you can eat it as your daily portion of fruit. You can safely replace one piece of fruit per day with a handful of Goji berries every day. If you get flatulence from eating a daily serving of Goji berries, choose juice or a tincture.

Celebrities swear by Goji berries

  1. The Goji berry has also been discovered by celebrities. It has already been mentioned that Madonna, Liz Hurley and Kate Mos regularly consume Goji berries.

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