Goji berries are shriveled red berries that look like red raisins. They have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:
Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin's key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant.
Goji berries have a mild tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour. They strengthen the immune system and increase the white blood cells of the body. It makes the person stay healthy without producing any kind of side effects. The large supply of antioxidants present in the goji berry help in controlling the radicals in the body which help boost the immune system as well. The antioxidants also keep the body clean from any toxins which accumulate.
The main health benefits offered by the goji berries are improving the liver function of the body, strengthen the eyesight, improve the circulation of the body and increase the alkalinity of the body.
In China goji berries have become popular since they contain proteins, fats, minerals, dietary fibers and nineteen types of amino acids. The goji berries also consist of the germanium that proves beneficial at the time of cancer treatment. It also increases the stamina of the person and makes them feel more energetic.