Goji It!

Author: FITivate | Published date: August 20, 2021 | Category: Nutrition
benefits of Goji Berries

Benefits of Goji Berries

Goji berries (wolfberry fruit) are staples in traditional Chinese medicine which can be easily added to foods to boost energy and performance levels.

- Very nutritious

Contains amino acids, high in protein and fiber, and rich in vitamins and minerals

High anti-oxidation capabilities

High oxygen radical absorbance (ORAC) that can help the body reduce damages from oxidation stress

Build up immune system

Rich in Vitamin A & C, which are essential in ensuring a strong immune system

Promote healthy skin

Rich in beta-carotene that can help to promote healthy skin

May enhance energy levels and mood

May help in improving exercise recovery and reportedly lift mood through improving quality sleep and reducing stress (https://www.ecowatch.com/health-benefits-goji-berries-2346310840.html)

Weight Management

High in fiber and low glycemic index helps control appetite and blood sugar levels

Ideas to add goji berries to the diet

  • Eating them raw or juice
  • Adding a handful when brewing tea
  • Adding them with nuts and seeds
  • Mx with cereals
  • Stew with soup

Do note that Goji berries might have some adverse interactions with certain medications, do consult a trained medical professional before consuming goji berries with such medications.

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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