Organic Goji berries – helping you lose weight and gain energy
Posted on January 15 2014
Goji berries, which are also known as Wolfberries, grow on the Box Thorn (Lycium barbarum), an impressive flowering shrub that has branches of up to five metres in length and is related to the nightshade family. Native to the Himalayas, the Box Thorn was first discovered around 800 AD by Tibetan monks who were attracted to the beneficial health effects of its berries. Indeed organic goji berries are arguably one of the most nutritious superfoods in the world and are flush with valuable nutrients, including fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C & E), minerals (zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorus), antioxidants, carotenoids, polysaccharides and beta-sisterol. Anti inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal Goji berries can help to strengthen your immune system and lower cholesterol levels
Organic Goji berries for a new, improved you!
Organic Goji berries can also help you to make your New Year’s Resolutions a reality by actively promoting weight loss and sufficiently boosting your energy levels for your next visit to the gym.
Organic goji berries for weight loss
Organic goji berries boast an extremely low Glycaemic Index rating – the Glycaemic index is a numerical scale that measures the speed at which a chosen food converts to blood sugar. Organic Goji berries are rated just 29 on the Glycaemic Index, which means that they both satisfy hunger and actively reduce your sugar cravings, ultimately resulting in weight loss. In addition organic Goji berries consist of around 21 percent fibre – high fibre foods encourage a regular bowel movement, help to decelerate digestion and again, keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Organic Goji berries for extra energy
Organic Goji berries are a powerful adaptogen that can help to reduce stress and cortisol levels, thus enabling your body to burn more fat for energy. They also contain a number of special nutrients that aid in the transformation of food to energy – vitamin B1 (or thiamine), in particular plays a crucial role in converting carbohydrates into energy that’s ready for use in your next punishing workout. And don’t forget that, as an adaptogen, goji berries can enhance your overall athletic performance by improving your circulation and use of oxygen, and by increasing your stamina and endurance. They also enable a swifter recovery after exercise by stimulating the adrenals, thymus, thyroid and pituitary – glands that are not only responsible for producing energy, but also for managing muscle growth and repair.
Go for organic Goji berries!
Organic Goji berries possess a deep red colour, are similar in size and appearance to raisins, and have a potent flavour that’s ideal in all of your favourite smoothies, shakes and protein drinks. They can also be enjoyed as a satisfying snack between meals or added to homemade trail mix, energy bars and raw chocolate for a delicious boost of energy on the go.
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