Also known as “the happy berry” , Goji has profound benefits to our health in modern day times. Dating back 3,000 years in Chinese medicine, people used it to fill their lives with abundant health and longevity. On the ORAC scale ( Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), Goji tops at 25,300. Just for reference blackberries are at 2,036 and blueberries 2,400. An ORAC measurement is a standardized test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. It provides us with a special way of determining the free radical destroying power of a particular food supplement or compound.So we are looking at a superfood here that can support many of the major conditions that are affecting people today in our country.
Here are just a few:
Improved sleep, supports immune function, acts as a kidney tonic, supports integrity of veins and arteries of the heart, improved memory, supports liver function,eye health, resistance to fatigue, balances blood sugar,supports joint health, increases libido , supports hormonal balance and once again it is known as” THE HAPPY BERRY”. It is said in China that consistent consumption of the Goji berry brings about a cheerful attitude!!