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Goji, a wonder fruit to maintain your health

The red berries of Chinese origin have long been used in traditional medicine to improve vision, prevent diabetes and arterial hypertension, strengthen the immune system, and relieve symptoms of fatigue.

Goji, a wonder fruit to maintain your health
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Over time, regular goji consumption has an overall positive effect on the health.

Gojis contain a high amount of antioxidants and vitamins B and A, and are are rich in fiber, which helps in detoxification processes. A serving of goji has only 100 calories, so for it is also indicated in weight loss diets.

The benefits of goji berries also include:

  •  they reduce some tumors and the unpleasant effects of chemotherapy;
  • they help in autoimmune diseases;
  • they help in inflammatory diseases, rheumatism, arthritis, etc.;
  • they relieve respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma, convulsive coughs;
  • they reduce fatigue and help concentration, acting as a natural energizer;
  • they increase libido;
  • they regulate glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood;
  • they reduce stress;
  • they prevent the onset of eye diseases;
  • they are an ally in weight loss diets.
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How to consume goji berries:

It is advisable to consume five goji berries per day in the first 3 days, and then double the amount. If a malaise appears, reduce the amount again to five berries.

Because goji berries balance the intake of nutrients and oxygen in the body, this can lead to unpleasant symptoms in the first days of consumption. You may feel the need to go to the toilet often and/or a state of mental fatigue and sleepiness, but these symptoms will disappear after 14 days.

After this time, you will begin to feel the beneficial effects. Your overall health will improve, and you will feel more energized. Over time, you may consume 8 grams of goji fruit twice a day in the morning and evening.

Goji berries can be used for therapeutic purposes in situations where conventional treatments haven’t produced any results. For therapeutic purposes, a maximum of 100 grams of fruit per day can be consumed before breakfast.

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Drink plenty of water during treatment, as goji berries can cause constipation.