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Is Goji Berry Really Beneficial?

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Dietitian and Life Coach Gizem Şeber provides information about whether goji berry is really a miracle or it is another exaggerated miracle for the sake of weight loss related convincing. Additionally, Goji Energy Ball recipe is worth a try.

Goji berry has been being consumed in Asia since old times for a longer life and it has already become one of the nutrients that are introduced as ‘miracle’. Dietitian and Life Coach Gizem Şeber provides information about whether goji berry is really a miracle or it is another exaggerated miracle for the sake of weight loss related convincing. Additionally, Goji Energy Ball recipe is worth a try.

Just like all other small and colored fruits, Goji berry is rich in antioxidant. Therefore, again just like all other small fruits, it helps your body remove harmful substances and wastes. In the meantime, it is a great source of vitamin C and fiber.

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WHAT GOJI BERRY IS GOOD FOR?

It is thought that goji berry can help you feel good and calm. This effect of goji berry has been supported by scientific studies. On the other hand, this fruit, which has been being used for a long time in Chinese medicine, is thought to be effective in revealing the Yin side of a people, according to eastern philosophy.

It may be helpful to increase athletic performance.

Although it has been being claimed that goji berry is effective on losing weight, this claim has not been proven yet.

Losing Weight with Goji Berry

HOW TO CONSUME?

You can consume a handful of goji berry as refreshment fruit.

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You can add goji berry into your salad and cereals.

You can mix it with dried nuts and consume in this way.

You can add goji berry into chicken meals with vegetables.

You can add it into your cakes and bread.

You can prefer goji berry instead of black currant in rice dish.

Losing Weight with Goji Berry

WHO SHOULD CONSUME?

People who are using blood thinning drugs should not consume goji berry. As this fruit may interact with diabetes and hypertension medicines, people who are using such medicines should consult to a physician before consuming red berry.

IS IT REALLY A MIRACLE?

According to the statements of British Dietetic Association, it is too early to call this fruit, which has been being used in Chinese medicine for more than 600 years, as a miracle. Because, the number of studies about this fruit is not that high and the conducted studies are not comprehensive and large scaled. Itis not right to promote this product, which can contribute to our nutrition with its content, as a miracle.

GOJI ENERGY BALLS

Ingredients (for 12 balls)
3 tablespoons of Goji Berry
3 tablespoons of mixed grain (sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, sesame, nigella)
2 tablespoons of dried bilberry
1 tablespoon of chocolate drops
1 tablespoon of cacao
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tea glass of almond

Preparation: Use a blender to mix everything but cacao. Divide the mixture into twelve equal pieces and roll them in your hands. Pour cacao onto the balls equally. Enjoy 🙂

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