Goji Berries- A Little Is All You Need

The super food of the day is…Goji Berries! Considered as an incredibly significant herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, goji berries are one of the most nutritionally-rich fruits, providing you with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-aging benefits.  In particular, they’re high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and are an excellent source of antioxidants because of their oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value. Some even claim these berries are natural remedies for diabetes, hypertension, malaria or even fever. However, before you begin adding handfuls to every meal, don’t forget that like all dried fruit, they are high in sugar and so should be used in moderation accordingly. A spoonful of Gojis atop a Wild Black Cod Salad with Steamed Greens and Avocado would be a quite a lovely combination. Not a cup of them while you’re sitting at your desk without any other food to lower the glycemic load. Make sure the type you buy are natural, with no sugar or preservatives, such as sulfur dioxide added to change their naturally delicious flavor, color and shelf life, respectively. Here’s a great source!