Monday, January 08, 2007

Introduction to Goji Berries

One of the most nutrient rich fruits found in nature are Goji Berries. Also known as Wolfberry, it has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine to cure several ailments and as a health food. The dried fruits are usually marketed in the West under the name "Tibetan goji berry".

Present studies has shown the berries to be highly rich in antioxidants, in fact higher than any other comparable food source. Studies in China have shown that eating Goji Berries and drinking the Juice has potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, vision-related diseases and as an anticancer agent among others.

It is claimed that a Chinese man named Li Qing Yuen, who was said to have consumed wolfberries daily, lived to 252 years of age (1678-1930).

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