Superfoods: Goji Berries, Pitaya, Spirulina, Quinoa

Today, there are many foods classified as superfoods. In this article we will look at the properties and functions of 4 of them.

     

Goji Berries 

Himalayan goji berries, also known as lycium barbarum, may be one of the best foods to fight aging. The goji berry has been used in China for thousands of years to improve health and longevity and is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth, with its wide range of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and much more.

Goji berries have gained popularity in recent times with more and more people being included in their diet in its various forms, either dry or in juice.

Goji raisins contain 19 amino acids, including essential amino acids. It also contains calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium and vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2, B6, C and E. 

It also contains carotenoids including β carotene, lutein, lycopene, and xanthophyll. The carotene content is superior to carrot which provides good antioxidant properties. It also contains essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid which promotes fat loss. 

Goji berries also aid in weight loss. Drinking Goji juice has been used as a way to help you lose weight for years. It is said to reduce appetite as well as speed up the fat burning process. Since it also increases energy levels, it is easier to exercise and follow a diet regimen.

The fruits are also very effective for the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys, and are generally taken internally to treat high blood pressure, poor eyesight, diabetes, lumbago, vertigo, and menopausal complaints. 

  

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