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Goji Berries - The Himalayan Health Secret to a longer healthier life
If you have not yet heard of goji berries, you are not alone. While they have occupied an important place in traditional Asian medicine for countless generations, the secrets of their nutritional benefits have remained a mystery to most of the rest of the world.
Through the ages, legends abound about these miraculous goji berries. Even today there are still festivals held to celebrate their goodness. they are considered sacred.
During the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD), a well had been dug beside a wall near a famous Buddhist temple in China that was covered with goji vines. Over the years, countless goji berries had fallen into the well.
Those who drank water and prayed there:
It is said that the Himalayans were the first natural healers, and that they shared their wisdom with the ancient herbalists of China, Tibet, and India.
One of their most prized secrets was the fruit of the native goji berry vine, which had been flourishing in the Himalayan valleys since the beginning of time.
Those who came there to learn took goji berries home with them and planted them in their own valleys, thus spreading the legend of this most marvelous and healthful fruit.
Since its discovery in the Himalayas, those who know of these remarkable goji berries are awed by their unmatched health-promoting powers. They have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all the foods in the world.
Goji berries contain nutrients that helps your body:
Goji berries have been studied and looked at in-depth in many scientific journals including: Journal of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, China Pharmacology and Toxicology,and Physiology Academic Journal.
Here is a synopsis of their nutritional content:
We all know of or have heard of friends or family members who when they hit their fifties begin to have all kinds of aches and pains and problems they just never had before.
Part of this may be due to free radical damage over the years. Goji berries have one of the highest known ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) ratings. This is a unit value assigned by researchers to measure the antioxidant value of a given food.
Antioxidants, as you may know, scavenge your body for free radicals, which can slow down the aging and degeneration processes in your body.
Any increase in antioxidants in the blood can provide a significant boost to the body and raw fruits and vegetables have proven to be better than supplements with individual anti-oxidant vitamins.
That's one of the reasons Goji berries have been so revered in Asian countries for centuries. They are truly one of the best foods to help you improve or maintain your health.
Here is a list of common foods and their ORAC values compared to Goji berries:
As a nutritionist, I am concerned about getting only the best products for myself and my clients. I have found the Plum Flower« Brand has a impressive "certificate of authentication". Their Goji berries are sulphur free, chlorine free and aluminum phosphate free.These are high-quality berries imported from a well-respected Chinese herbal company, called Mayway.
Since many foods from China have come under scrutiny in the last few years. Let us assure you Mayway has been importing and distributing traditional Chinese medicine for over thirty years. Their commitment to the issues of quality, and providing high quality products, have become the top priorities at Mayway.
They recognize that through controlling the quality of their products they are able to promote better health, in the consumers of their products, in the businesses of their customers, and in their industry as a whole. You will find their products under their label name: Plum Flower« Brand Unsulfured Herbs.
Plum Flower« Brand Herbs have a shelf life of 24-36 months. In contrast, commercial sulfured herbs can look unchanged 5 to 6 years or longer after purchase, making it difficult to tell how fresh they truly are. The sulfur also acts as bleach, covering bruises and other signs of decay.
Without preservatives, their Plum Flower« Brand unsulfured herbs naturally reveal their freshness and quality. From the fields to your home, they make every effort to provide the cleanest, safest, freshest and highest quality Chinese herbs available today.
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