Goji Berries for Weight Loss | Erbilia Online Magazine – Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Goji Berries for Weight Loss


The Magical Benefits of Goji Berries

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Goji berries are a wonderful natural medicine that contains a surprising combination of vitamins and minerals in their structure, as well as 19 amino acids.

One of the benefits of these berries is ridding the body of excess weight. Effective weight reduction is achieved by the fact that the berries contains a number of natural amino acids that promote the fat burning natural process. Goji berries significantly reduce the desire to eat, but because they contain a large number of nutrients, energy levels strike high when consuming much goji regularly. The body very easily absorbs Goji berries, especially if you have them in the form of juice.

Goji berries have been around since quite some time, yet they became famous when some celebrities started mentioning them in interviews and talking about their importance and how they integrated them in their diets and lifestyles. Famous writers, athletes and musicians started consuming goji berries on a daily basis, and reported that they helped them cope with different stressful situations. Moreover, this natural product acts as a natural “Viagra”, thus having a highly positive effect on the sexual life of both men and women. In China, it is said that consuming goji berries for a certain period of time can cure male infertility.

These miracle berries can give a tired body the condition of vivacity, rejuvenate the human body, significantly lower cholesterol, restore blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of cancer.

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How to Consume Goji Berries for Weight Loss

The secret of goji berries lies in the existence of beta-sitosterol in their composition. Beta-sitosterol makes the arteries work in full force and blocks the oxidation of lipids, thereby improving the functioning of the entire process of the cardiovascular system. Another secret is the presence of polysaccharides that improves metabolism and converts food into energy.

It is highly recommended to eat goji berries in the morning and evening at a dosage of 20 grams each time (note: berries must be the dried properly). In just a couple of weeks, and in combination with a healthy diet, you will start seeing results. The most popular way to use berries is to brew them as a tea. After brewing goji in the right way, you can add lemon or lime and honey.

In addition, the berries can be perfectly eaten with cereals, because they perfectly match both in taste and nutritionally.

There are several recipes that demonstrate ways to use the berries in food. Let’s look at them in detail:

  1. The daily serving of vitamins. Brew 40 grams of  goji berries in 0.5 liters of water, or a small thermos of tea for at least half an hour. Leave it to rest for few minutes, after which you can drink 1/2 a cup, 2 to 3 times a day. Do not forget to eat the berries, after filtering the beverage.
  2. Tea with berries. While brewing your favorite tea in the teapot, add 5-6 goji berries and let it boil and then rest in the hot tea, then drink. Berries also go well with any kind of ice cream, desserts and cocktails.

The maximum recommended daily dose of goji berries for an adult is 36-50 berries. The entire dose is divided into 2-3 doses, depending on the objectives pursued. Children’s dose is 1/3 of the adult. Pregnant women should consume the same dose as children (1/3 adults). In case of any allergic reaction, you should stop consuming, analyze the situation and consult with an expert.