Monday, July 7, 2008

Go-Go-Goji Berries Go

Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet.

Goji berries are usually found dried. They are shriveled red berries that look like red raisins and contain over 18 antioxidants, a wide array of vitamin B and more iron than spinach (move over popeye).

Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:
  • protect the liver
  • help eyesight
  • improve sexual function and fertility
  • strengthen the legs
Goji extracts may prevent the growth of cancer cells, reduce blood glucose, and lower cholesterol levels. Source:

Goji berries can be found at your local health food store in bulk as well as pre-packaged and in Himalayan trail mix (all the rage at the moment). You may choose to use Goji berries in tea, smoothies, cooking, baking and a favorite - as an addition to your oatmeal.