Goji Berry – Monastic Recipes – Mount Athos Pharmacy
Goji Berry with its high level of antioxidants protects cells against breaking down when they are exposed to elements like smoke and radiation. A study published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine reported significant improvements in energy levels and digestive function for people who consume Goji berries.
Net Weight: 200g
GOJI BERRY from the new series of herbs “Monastic Recipes” by Monk Gymnasios and other Athonite Fathers.
Goji Berry from the series “Monastic Recipes with herbs” is a strong antioxidant, native to the himalayas, now also grown in south-east Europe. The plant was known in china, with written references dating back to 2800 bc, for its beneficial properties for longevity.
Goji berries are regarded as one of the richest natural sources of nutrients. They contain lots of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and nutritional fibres necessary for the body, while the various phytosterols they contain, such as the anti-inflammatory beta sitosterol, prevent the absorption of cholesterol. Generally, they are considered the berry of happiness and longevity. Finally, they include “useful” fats, such as omega 6 and linoleic acid, that regulate hormonal function.
A handful of goji berries everyday provide more than enough vitamin B and C to the body. Their slightly sour taste is perfect with yoghurt, fruit and salads.
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.
They are high in vitamin C and fiber, and low in calories. They are also a good source of iron and vitamin A. One serving of about four ounces of goji berries even provides nearly 10 percent of the suggested amount of dietary protein, a surprising amount for a fruit. The complex carbohydrates that make goji berries so yummy raise blood sugar slowly, so you won’t experience a sugar crash afterwards.
Studies have cited the high level of antioxidants in goji berries, especially zeaxanthin. It’s the zeaxanthin that gives goji berries their bright color (along with saffron and bell peppers). Antioxidants protect cells against breaking down when they are exposed to elements like smoke and radiation. Even better, foods with healthy levels of antioxidants are often high in fiber and low in unhealthy fats.
A 2008 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine required participants to eat goji berries daily for 14 days. Almost all participants reported significant improvements in energy levels and digestive function.
Keep in cool and shady areas.
Origin: St. George Kalathas Cell, Mount Athos Pharmacy, Karyes
Net Weight: 200g