Goji Berries: Longevity Superfood

The longevity berry.

Goji Berries are bright orange-red berries that grow on a shrub native to China. In Asia, the berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.

Why is it a superfood?
Goji berries are incredibly rich in nutrients. Studies found many benefits from eating goji berries and drinking goji berry juice. People reported increased feelings of well being and calmness, better athletic performance and higher quality of sleep.

What are the other health benefits?
Like other superfoods that are in R.E.D.D. bars, goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that help boost the immune system and protect the body from high levels of inflammation since they fight free radical damage. Goji berries contain high levels of strong antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A. These two nutrients key are known to building immunity and prevent common illnesses. The small berries are also loaded with beta-carotene, which helps promote healthy skin and can act as a natural skin treatment.

The superberry’s benefits also include the ability to protect eyes from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Eating goij berries can also control the release of sugar into the bloodstream, which prevents spikes and dips in glucose levels, which can help manage diabetes naturally and increase insulin sensitivity.

Goji berries are believed to also offer liver protection and are used along by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with traditional herbs like licorice, ganoderma, gynostemna and pentaphylla in many liver cleanses. The Chinese practitioners also believe they benefit the reproductive system and offers increased fertility.