Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nutrition Notes: Incredible Goji Berries

Goji berries, sometimes referred to as wolf berries, are small reddish fruit grown in the Himalayan foothills. They are high in calcium, potassium, and iron. Goji berries are also an excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin, making them one of the richest plant based sources for these nutrients. These powerful berries have been shown to support eye health while reducing cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and cancer. Goji berries have been celebrated for centuries in Asia as a promotor of  anti-aging and longevity due to their high antioxidant content.

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4 comments:

  1. Goji Berries, also known as wolfberries has great nutritional value. I've read about it before in wikipedia but am interested in learning more about this.

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  2. This might be good for your eyes, and just to be sure that this wouldn't have negative reactions on your body, consult your dieticians, doctors, and optometrists.

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  3. I have to tell you that what you are providing has changed my life! I have been using the berries for two months and my eye sight has improved about thirty percent and I have changed my prescription glasses down to a lower magnification. I may not need glasses in a year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just love these precious little berries!
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  4. Thank you so much Dianna and Harvey for your comments. Wonderful to hear about such amazing success with your eye sight Harvey. It is terrific to know that this article has proven to be helpful. Thanks again to you both for taking the time to connect. Wishing you abundantly vibrant health and well being.

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