Research shows that eating berries — like blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, strawberries, and cherries — offer definite health benefits. It may be because berries like the goji berry are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds. Goji berries also have compounds rich in vitamin A.
In laboratory tests, antioxidants minimize damage from free radicals that injure cells and damage DNA. When a cell’s DNA changes, the cell grows abnormally. Antioxidants can take away the destructive power of free radicals. Research is ongoing to see if this effect carries over into prevention of disease and aging.
Some studies using goji berry juice found benefits in mental well-being and calmness, athletic performance, happiness, quality of sleep, and feelings of good health. These are preliminary studies that need to be repeated before definitive conclusions can be drawn.
Do Goji Berries Have Side Effects?
There may be some possible herb-drug interaction with goji berries. If you take warfarin (a blood thinner), you may want to avoid goji berries. Goji berries may also interact with diabetes and blood pressure drugs.
When eaten in moderation, goji berries appear to be safe.
Before adding goji berries or supplements to your diet, discuss your concerns with your health care provider.
Juice of the Day:
50% Spinach & Parsley mix
1/4 cup Blueberries
1 cup Pineapple
2 tbsp Granola
2 tbsp Goji Berries