Going Raw—What are Goji Berries?


Goji Berry Plant

Natural Foods:  Going Raw-What are Goji Berries?
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If Goji berries seem like an exotic berry, you might be interested to know that this small, oblong berry grows on an evergreen shrub that is native to Asia and Europe.  These berries are a powerhouse of nutrition and have been enjoyed for over 2,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Goji berries are what is called an adaptogen, which means they help rejuvenate or stimulate and strengthen the adrenal glands, which help our bodies deal with stress.  They are an extremely good source of antioxidants and trace minerals, which help keep free radicals under control and trace minerals.  They are also an excellent source of protein.

 

If you try them plain, you will notice they are chewy and have a sweet-tart taste.  Better yet, give your favorite recipes a big nutritional boost by adding to your oatmeal, cookies, salads, morning yogurt, or trail mixes. 

 

Try some of the delicious recipes including antioxidant rich Bountiful Berry Smoothie, and chunky and chewy Cherry Goji Squares.  Check them out at http://navitasnaturals.com/recipes/.

 

They are yummy and oh so good for you!

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Navitas Goji Berries
A powerhouse of nutrition! Toss in salads, smoothies or yogurt!