Goji berries from the Himalayan Mountains are said to be the most nutritionally dense food. Goji berries have a 2,000 year history throughout Asia as a potent anti-aging herb. Women of Chinese nobility ate the berries to look younger and more beautiful.
Goji contains four types of polysaccharides that are not found in any other food in the world. Goji berries contain 500 times more vitamin C by weight than an orange. They contain over 20 trace minerals such as copper, calcium, iron and zinc. They also contain 18 amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. Researchers report that Goji’s blend of amino acids can actually repair damaged DNA.
Goji berries are also a rich source of carotenoids and contain more beta carotene than carrots by weight. Beta carotene is known to help protect skin from sun-damage. The Goji is also a natural source of betaine, which helps fortify the muscles. The amazing Goji is also a good source of essential fatty acids which is rather unusual for a fruit.
With a reading of 355,000, Himalayan Goji Juice is rated #1 on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) which measures the antioxidant level in foods.
Antioxidants counteract free radicals that age the skin. Free radicals damage your skin and interfere with collagen production causing premature aging. Antioxidants promote collagen which reduces wrinkles.
Get your beauty sleep! Goji berries boost the body’s production of the human growth hormone, the youth hormone, which promotes better sleep, reduction of body fat, accelerated healing, and a more youthful appearance.
For more youthful looking skin and hair, add Goji berries to your beauty regimen.
Elizabeth Kiely is the owner of EK Healthy Home & Bath.