This mild, tangy fruit is a little sweet and sour and is usually found dried. It has been used by Chinese herbalists to help eyesight, protect the liver, boost immune function, and to promote longevity. Because of their high antioxidant qualities, adding goji berries to your diet can be very beneficial.
Berries like the Goji berry are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help prevent cancer and other illnesses, including heart disease. Antioxidants may also boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.
Eating foods high in antioxidants may slow the aging process as well. It does this by minimizing damage from free radicals that injure cells and damage DNA..
Goji berries also have compounds rich in vitamin A that may have anti-aging benefits. These special compounds help boost immune function, protect vision, and may help prevent heart disease.
Some research suggests that Goji berry extracts may boost brain health and may protect against age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's. Other studies using goji berry juice founds benefits in mental well-being, and calmness, athletic performance, happiness, quality of sleep, and feelings of good health..."
The first thing you put into your body in the morning is pretty powerful. It can change the way you eat and feel for the rest of the day. Drink a mug of Goji and Lemon tea every morning upon rising, about an hour or so before breakfast. It will hydrate you, give you a splash of energy, and as this superfood is filled with antioxidants it will leave you feeling clean from the inside.
All you need is :
- 8 ounces purified water
- 1 lemon, squeezed (seeds removed)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp organic goji berries
- 1-2 pinches of cayenne
- 1-4 tsp grade B maple syrup
- 1 black or green tea bag (any variety)
- Add tea bag and goji berries to mug.
- Boil water.
- Pour boiling water. Press bag and berries and let steep for a few minutes.
- Squeeze in lemon and stir in maple syrup. Add cayenne.