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 depression, anxiety, 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.