How to Use Goji Berries
Most supermarkets sell dried goji berries prepackaged and in the bulk section. You can also find them fresh. Treat them like raisins or fresh berries. Mix them into your breakfast cereal or yogurt, add them to your trail mix, or drink it as juice or tea.
Goji berries also taste great cooked with lean pork or turkey, adding a savory sweetness to hearty dishes. Plus, their vitamin C content also will help your body absorb the meat’s iron.
Eating two or more servings of fruit a day is usually recommended for optimum health benefits.
Be sure to buy your goji berries from a reputable source, even though they tend to be expensive. Cheaper or imported brands have been known to contain sulfites. Sulfites can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Goji berries are generally considered safe for most people. Although some people report mild digestive issues when they first starting eating them. This can be a common side effect. If you have any chronic digestive or gastrointestinal issues, ask your doctor before using goji berries as a remedy.
Goji berries can be more expensive than other berries. If you’re looking for other foods that offer the same nutritional value, some food are recommended:
berries like strawberries and blueberries
bell peppers, tropical fruits, and dark leafy greens
wheatgrass for maintaining weight loss
Goji berries are good for you
If you’re looking for a new nutritious food to add to your diet, goji berries may be a good source. Packed with a high vitamins and minerals, and a dense protein value, they may help increase your overall well-being. Plus they can provide a welcome change from the other fruits or berries that you regularly eat.
Research suggests that goji berries can help you feel better and boost your health. Their health benefits seem to be particularly helpful for older adults. But claims about their ability to reduce arthritis pain and their anti-cancer effects need more clinical evidence.
Goji berries are more expensive than other fruits. If they are cost prohibitive to you, the NHS recommends wheatgrass, and green tea for their health benefits. Always talk to your doctor before trying a supplement. Goji berries may lower your blood sugar even more, if you already have low blood sugar.