The goji berry has a combination of therapeutic actions on the body, otherwise known as an adaptogen. Adaptogens strengthen and invigorate the system, helping people to deal with stress more easily by supporting the adrenal glands.
In Chinese medicine the goji berry is known to harmonise and increase the Jing energy of the adrenals and kidneys, which is crucial for anyone suffering from fatigue or burnout.
They increase the immune function, increase alkalinity, provide liver protection, and deliver anti-ageing compounds, not to mention an assortment of additional superhero qualities.
Goji berries are perhaps the world’s greatest longevity food as they have been known to increase the amount of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which puts this little berry at the top of my list.
Add them to a trail mix, blend them up finely and add them in your raw desserts, or blend them in smoothies, juices and elixirs. Consuming a handful of dried goji berries each day adds about fifteen to forty-five grams to your daily intake. Just chew them; they taste amazing. You can also make tea, soup or wine with them, make great jams and they can be soaked and rehydrated with the water being used as beverage or a base for soup stock.
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