Health Benefits of Goji Berries

Goji berries also commonly known as wolfberries has a sweet taste with bright color, native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia and also popular in China. Historically is have lots of medicinal values in China as an ancient plant, where goji berries still are used to treat eye, liver, and kidney ailments. Now, it is quite a popular fruit in the United States of America. Lets see some of the amazing health benefits of Goji Berries here on this page.

Goji berry is the fruit of Lycium barbarum and Lycium Chinese, two closely related species of boxthorn in the Nightshade family, Solanaceae. It is known to have vital vitamins and nutrients that help in combating a host of diseases. It contain all essential amino acids and have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. It is also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. They are also a good source of iron and vitamin A. This little fruit can have impressive health effects, so lets see amazing health benefits of goji berries.

Health Benefits of Goji Berries

Health Benefits of Goji Berries in Weight Loss

This fruit contains betaine, a substance that is important in converting homocysteine to methionine in the liver. Methionine alongside lysine, which are both amino acids, are important in the biosynthesis of carnitine. This is where the role of betaine from goji berries becomes significant in potential weight loss.

High in Antioxidants

The high level of antioxidants in goji berries, especially zeaxanthin which gives it bright color. Antioxidants protect cells against breaking down when they are exposed to elements like smoke and radiation.


It helps to reduce the pain. The inflammation and joint discomfort of arthritis could be prevented by the high antioxidants in goji berries.

Protect against Alzheimers Disease

Protects the neurons in the brain against beta-amyloid protein which is associated with Alzheimers.

Health Benefits of Goji Berries Juice

Health benefits of the Goji Berries juice are it is very useful to protect the liver, increases the blood circulation and protects eyesight.


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