When I first heard about Li Ching Yuen, a Chinese Herbalist, that had lived to the age of 256, I was intrigued. I am always interested in the secrets of people that live well beyond the standard and love studying their lifestyle.
Li’s favourite herbs were the following
- Reishi mushrooms
- Goji berries
- He Shou Wu
- Gota Kola
Goji berries, which are also known as Wolfberries have been used by the Chinese for thousands of years. The little powerhouses of nutrition have also been attributed to being some of the longevity secrets of the Chinese and help support kidney health, blood health, liver health and lung health.
Let’s dive deeper and let’s look into some of the components or nutritional facts that that gives Goji berries its health promoting and immune boosting properties:
Polysaccharides – a long chain sugar molecule and primary source of fibre in the intestinal system that
- helps to enhance mineral uptake
- helps to stimulate the immune system
- helps to stabilise the blood glucose levels
- helps to promote colon health
- offers antioxidant protection
Zeaxanthin – a fat soluble pigment and antioxidant from the carotenoid family that
- supports the immune system
- helps to protect eye health
Beta-carotene – an orange pigment that is important for the synthesis of vitamin A and that
- supports eye health
- supports cell structure
- supports healthy bones and teeth
- supports healthy looking skin
Plus Goji berries are a complete source of protein! These berries are truly little nutritional powerhouses that anyone can benefit from.
Two easy ways to take Goji Berries every day
- Eat a small hand of goji berries every single day to support your health.
- Drink 60ml of NingXia Red daily, which is my favourite drink that contains goji berries (if you decide to use the link below, I thank you for supporting this blog) www.worldofoils.com.au