Thursday, July 5, 2007

What are Goji Berries?

The goji berry is a fruit from the Himalayan region of Tibet. It is commonly made into juice that has many wonderful benefits. The juice is a wonderful nutritional supplement if it is consumed on a daily basis. The Chinese have known about the health, and anti-aging aspects of the fruit for thousands of years.The goji berry, or Lycium Barbarum berry, grows on a bush primarily in the Himalayan region of Central Asia. Legend has it that goji berries dropped off their vine and into a well. The monks who drank the water were exceptionally long-lived and healthy. Attributing their vitality to the goji berries, the monks spread the word about the health benefits of this fruit. Through the centuries, goji berries became a staple among healing plants.

Why is the Goji Berry or Guji Juice Good for you?

The goji berry contains powerful antioxidants that are believed to slow the aging process, strengthen the immune system and the heart. It contains essential amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, Omega 6 fatty acid, Linoleic acid, B-complex vitamins, and more beta-carotene than carrots.

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