Detox your world Goji berries food supplement, organic 1 kg
Organically certified goji berries are a food supplement — an extremely nutrient-dense fruit. They contain 18 amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen) including all 8 essential amino acids. They contain 11.7% protein, and 328 calories per 100g!
The Goji berry is a deep-red, dried fruit about the same size as a raisin. It’s very sweet and tastes something like a cross between a cranberry and a cherry. We love adding them to smoothies, trail-mix, cereals, teas and cakes. Err… we also just eat them by the handful!
Goji berries contain up to 21 trace minerals (the main ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus) and are the richest source of carotenoids, including beta-carotene (more beta carotene than carrots), of all known foods or plants on earth!
Goji berries also contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E.
Mature fruits contain about 11 mg or iron per 100 grams, beta-sisterol (an anti-inflammatory agent), linoleic acid (a fatty acid), sesquiterpenoids (cyperone, solavetivone), tetraterpenoids (zeaxanthin, physalin), and betaine (0.1%).
Goji berries contain polysaccharides which fortify the immune system. A polysaccharide found in this fruit has been found to be a powerful secretagogue (a substance that stimulates the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormone by the pituitary gland).
Goji berries have been traditionally regarded as a longevity, strength-building, and sexual potency food of the highest order. In several study groups with elderly people the berry was given once a day for 3 weeks, many beneficial results were experienced and 67% of the patients T cell transformation functions tripled and the activity of the patients white cell interleukin-2 doubled. In addition, the results showed that all the patients spirit and optimism increased significantly, appetite improved in 95% of the patients, 95% of the patients slept better, and 35% of the patients partially recovered their sexual function.
The famed Li Qing Yuen, who apparently lived to the age of 252 years (1678-1930), consumed Goji berries daily. The life of Li Qing Yuen is the most well-documented case of extreme longevity known.
The plants grow like bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. The berries are never touched by hand as they will oxidize and turn black if touched while fresh. They are shaken onto mats, and then dried in the shade. These berries are grown according to strict organic standards in one of the purest places on earth.
The therapeutic dosage is 10-30 grams per day, though we just eat them because we love them!
Shazzie’s pregnant smoothie
This is Shazzie‘s most satiating pregnancy smoothie of all. She says it makes her and Tiny feel totally cosmic all morning long.
- 3 bananas
- 1 sharon fruit (persimmon)
- 2 dessertspoons maca
- 2 dessertspoons goji berries
- 1 dessertspoon raw chocolate
- 1 dessertspoon ionic Water of Life (84+ minerals)
- 1 capful of goji juice (you can’t get this in the UK yet, but the smoothie is still great without it!)
- 2 dessertspoons of Udo’s oil
- 2 dessertspoons of Pure Synergy or NLS (depending on what you feel like)
- Half a pint of water
Blend it all up in a jug or Vita-Mix, and drink. It should satiate you for hours.