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Goji Berry: What’s the Hype?

Goji Berries, also known as Wolf Berries, are native to China and have for millennia been favoured amongst the cultures of the East due to their proclaimed anti-aging powers. While there is little research to suggest these berries protect against time’s wager on our bodies, there is no disputing they are full of nutrients essential to maintaining a healthy mind, body and youthful appearance. Alongside these health benefits, some studies using goji berry juice found possible benefits that included a feeling of well being and calmness, better athletic performance and quality of sleep, and weight loss – just a few of the reasons we’ve included them in our Goji & Coconut Granola.

Here are 7 research backed benefits to including Goji Berries in your diet:

  • Protects the eyes. … 
  • Provides immune system support. … 
  • Protects against cancer. … 
  • Promotes healthy skin. … 
  • Stabilizes blood sugar. … 
  • Improves depressionanxiety, and sleep. … 
  • Prevents liver damage.

They’re a great source of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. Just 5 tablespoons (28 grams) of dried goji berries pack (3Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 98
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Carbs: 21.6 grams
  • Fiber: 3.6 grams
  • Sugar: 21.8 grams
  • Iron: 11% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 501% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of the DV

Read our article on the benefits of raw cacao to see exactly why we were complelled to team these two together in one nutritionally charged granola offering.

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