Benefits of goji berry
What is the goji berry?
Called goji in Chinese, this small medicinal berry is revered in China.
Lycium barbarum is the botanical name for what's commonly known as wolfberry in the West.This species of wolfberry from the Ningxia Province in northern China is widely known as the most nutrient dense food on the planet. It's numerous health benefits have been proclaimed for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine and is considered a Chinese national treasure.
With 18 amino acids, 21 essential minerals, 16% protein by volume, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, more beta-carotene than carrots, more calcium than cauliflower, five times the zincof brussel sprouts, the highest potassium content of any known food, the Ningxia wolfberry is a power house of nutrients. It is still prescribed in China for patients with liver and kidney deficiencies, as well as diabetes and vision problems.
The Huang He (Yellow) River originates in the Himalayan Mountains and flows through the
Ningxia Province. This glacier runoff creates a mineral-rich, super fertile, silt-water flood plain found nowhere else on earth and referred to as "China's herbal medicine valley". This unique geography produces incomparable wolfberries. For centuries people of the Ningxia Province have made Ningxia wolfberries a staple of their diet. And the Chinese national census once reported that the number of Ningxia residents living more than 100 years exceeds thenational average by 400 percent. Each year they hold a two-week festival celebrating the amazing health benefits of the Ningxiawolfberry.
The Ningxia wolfberry contains many unique phytonutrients that have been shown to protect the liver, eyes, heart, and cellular DNA
– 11 times the level of eye-protecting zeaxanthin
than raw egg yolks(#2 source)
– 23 percent more protein than raw eggs
– 91 percent more fiber than raw oat
– 10 times the magnesium of raw strawberries
• VITAMIN C
– 3 times the vitamin C of oranges
– 4 times the potassium of bananas
– Highest level of liver protecting compounds (cerebrosides)
•INCREASED IMMUNITY– High levels of immune- stimulating polysaccharides
• CELL PROTECTIVE,ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
– Powerful antioxidant
– 67 times the level of anti-inflammatory beta-cryptoxanthin found in oranges
• LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX
The Ningxia wolfberry ranks highest of all wolfberries in a protein-sugar complex known as polysaccharides. Dubbing it "Lycium barbarum polysaccharide",(LBP), researchers began learning that this glycoprotein could be responsible for many of the strong immune-boosting, anticancer, and cardiovascular benefits. A number of studies have documented the cardioprotective, anticancerous, and immune-stimulating properties of the LBP.34-36
The Ningxia wolfberry is an astounding antioxidant. It protects cells from oxidation and inflamation when excessive free radicals are created in the body. Oxidative stress has been linked to diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease. In testing developed to measure a food's free radical fighting capacity (ORAC), dried Ningxia wolfberries had the highest score of any whole food. And in a test that measures the superoxide-scavenging capacity of a food (S-ORAC), superoxide being the most prevalent and damaging free radical in the body, again the Ningxia wolfberry proved superior. Studies show that eating fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants may help slow aging in the body and in the brain. This research showed that when foods reporting high antioxidants are eaten the levels of antioxidants in blood increase.29
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References:29. Uchiyama, S Sumida T, Yamaguchi M. Oral administration of beta-cryptoxanthin induces anabolic effects on bone components in the femoral tissues of rats in vivo. Biol Pharm Bull. 2004 Feb: 27(2):232-534. Gan 1., Zhang SH, Liu Q, Xu HB. A polysaccharide-protein complex from Lycium barbarum upregulates cytokine expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Eur J pharmacol, 2003 Jun 27;471(3):217-2235. Jia YX, et al. The effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide on vascular tension in two-kidney, one clip model of hypertension. Sheng Li Xue Bao. 1998 Jun;50(3):309-14.36. Hu Q,et al. A study on the anticancer effect of ningxia wolfberry. J Tradit Chin Med. 1989 Jun;9(2):117-24.
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