top of page
  • Rebel Food Company

Red Goji Berries: A Superfood for Optimal Health

Updated: 2 days ago


Red Goji Berries, also known as wolfberries, have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for their numerous health benefits. They are native to China, but have gained popularity in Western countries in recent years due to their rich nutrient content and potential health benefits. Here are some reasons why you should consider adding red goji berries to your diet.


High Nutrient Content

Red goji berries are packed with nutrients, making them a nutrient dense food. They are a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. They are also rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immune system function and skin health. Additionally, they contain high levels of vitamin A, iron and zinc, which are all important for overall health and wellbeing.


Red goji berries have been studied for their potential health benefits, and some research suggests they may have a positive impact on:


Eye Health:

Red goji berries are rich in zeaxanthin and lutein, two antioxidants that have been shown to protect against age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases.


Immune System Function:

The vitamin C content in red goji berries helps to support immune system function, which can help to prevent infections and diseases.


Brain Function:

Some studies have suggested that red goji berries may have a positive impact on cognitive function, memory, and mood.


Blood Sugar Control:

Red goji berries may help to regulate blood sugar levels, making them a potentially helpful food for individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance.


Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Red goji berries are incredibly versatile and easy to incorporate into your diet. They can be eaten raw as a snack, added to smoothies or oatmeal for breakfast or used in cooking and baking. They have a slightly sweet and tangy flavour that pairs well with a variety of dishes.


Conclusion:

Red goji berries are a nutrient dense food that offer numerous potential health benefits. They are easy to incorporate into your diet and can be a great addition to a healthy and balanced diet. If you're looking for a superfood to add to your diet, consider giving red goji berries a try. The great news is they are one of the key ingredients in Rebel's Hemp And Goji Seed Nut Superfood Bars.




Photo's by: Sambazon and Melissa Finley Scala

References:

Wu SJ, Ng LT. “Wolfberry: Nature's Bounty of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals.” Food Science and Technology International, vol. 10, no. 4, 2004, pp. 199–205., doi:10.1177/1082013204046848.

Amagase, H., Nance, D.M. “Lycium barbarum: A Traditional Chinese Herb and a Potential Functional Food.” Journal of Functional Foods, vol. 5, no. 2, 2013, pp. 595-601, doi:10.1016/j.jff.2013.01.005.

Bucheli, P., Vidal, K., Shen, L., Gu, Z., Zhang, C., Miller, L. E., Wang, J. (2011). “Goji berry effects on macular characteristics and plasma antioxidant levels.” Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, no. 2, pp. 257-262.

4 views0 comments
bottom of page