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This ancient Tibetan berry is glorified in different ways by modern nutritionists and their patients, Hollywood stars and their fans. What is the secret of goji berries? And what miraculous properties do they have? 

Through thorns to the use of

This ancient Tibetan berry is glorified in different ways by modern nutritionists and their patients, Hollywood stars and their fans. What is the secret of goji berries? And what miraculous properties do they have? 

Through thorns to the use of

Goji berry has been known to wise Tibetan healers since time immemorial. While the rest of the world learned about it only a few years ago, after the publication of a laudatory article in one magazine. At home homji called Tibetan barberry or Chinese tree. Soft vines of this creeping shrub of the Solanaceae family reach a length of 8-10 meters. Its branches are covered with spines, and ripe bright red berries are poisonous in fresh form and even capable of leaving severe burns on the skin. Therefore, they collect them, spreading the tissue under the bush and knocking down the fruits with a special stick. Dried ripe berries are dried exclusively in the shade, after which they can be eaten without fear. The taste of goji is salty-sweet, with a barely perceptible sourness, but they value them for other qualities.

Cure for all ailments

Scientists have found several dozen different vitamins, minerals and amino acids in goji. An important place among them is occupied by the substance germanium, which, in combination with other components, fights cancer. The berry was nicknamed "the fruit of longevity" for its antioxidant properties, which slow down the aging process at all levels and prevent the development of chronic diseases. And goji's "natural Viagra" became due to its ability to enhance libido, both in men and women. It is not surprising that in ancient times these berries were often treated for infertility. And today they are recommended for women during pregnancy, in case of complications.

According to connoisseurs of goji, these berries increase the protective functions of the body and strengthen the immune system. The betaine they contain prevents fatty liver and strengthens damaged blood vessels. Goji support optimal intestinal microflora and generally improve the functioning of the digestive system. Thanks to this berry, calcium is better absorbed, as a result, teeth and bones become strong and healthy. In addition, muscle tissue is gradually built up, and body fat, on the contrary, decreases. Regular consumption of goji improves memory, ensures sound, carefree sleep and excellent mood.

The measure determines the essence

No matter how useful wonderful goji is, you should not forget about precautions. In most cases, the recommended dose of dried berries is measured in one tablespoon. Alertness should be shown to people suffering from allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables of orange, yellow or red color. Under the ban, this berry is for young children up to three years, as well as people with a weak stomach. All the rest of goji is allowed to eat in moderation. At the same time, it can be added to various desserts and homemade cakes, vegetable salads and side dishes, sauces, soups and cereals. 

Not surprisingly, for all its virtues goji - not a cheap pleasure. Kilogram of bright red dried berries will cost at least 2500 rubles. However, berry berry strife. On assurances of doctors, today revealed more than 40 different varieties of goji, but only that the true berry can be considered, which grows in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level.

Goji berries are not in vain called eternal youth - Tibetan centenarians proof of this. However, in order to replenish their numbers, to add to the daily dose of goji healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and regular meditation.

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