The Goji Juice is a powerful drink made of the Goji berry containing extremely beneficial and delicate polysaccharides. Many scientific studies and researches confirm that the polysaccharides contained in the Goji berry, hence the Goji juice, are responsible for many vital defense systems in the human body.
History says that the Himalayans were the first natural healers and are those who later spread their wisdom about healing around other countries in ancient Asia. Some writings say that during the Tang Dynasty there was a well dug beside a wall near the Buddhist temple covered with goji vines. A huge number of berries were falling in that well as the years passed by. The history says that the people who were praying by that same well and drank its water were younger even in their eighties and had no white hair and lost teeth.
The legend says that Himalayans were the ones cultivating the fruit from the native Goji vine which was later moved and spread around the valleys of the world by the people coming there to learn to cultivate it.
The Goji Juice Health Benefits
The Goji juice described as a sweet and a bit tartness drink, filled with extremely beneficial and powerful elements. A liter of this juice (33 oz) contains an amount of polysaccharides same as in 2.2 pounds of Goji berries. The juice is full with nutrients, antioxidants and 18 amino acids – an amount six times larger than in bee pollen. It also contains Vitamin C, Vitamins B, iron, minerals, Calcium, Magnesium, Beta Carotene and many more in amounts greater than in other fruits and vegetables such as oranges, spinach, carrots, wheat etc.
Dr. Earl Mindell speaks about the connection between these elements contained in the Goji berry with nutrition and longevity in his bestselling book “New Vitamin Bible”. In this book he mentions that the people consuming this tiny red fruit are the ones who live longest and healthiest.
Side Effects of Goji Berries
Goji is a natural anticoagulant, so those using Warfarin (coumadin) should consult a doctor first. It can also have a bad interaction with drugs for diabetes or blood pressure. Because of its characteristics it compares with caffeine and ginseng and affects alertness, it should not be consumed at night.
Allergic to pollen could also have a problem with goji juice, though it does not have enough evidence. The high concentration of selenium in this fruit can lead to defects in newborns. Therefore, if you are pregnant or want to be, ask your doctor about dosage of goji juice.
Many other experts working in the field of anti-aging also claim that consuming of Goji juice in a regular nutrition and diet is very beneficial and can result in prolonging life for as much as 20 years or more.
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