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When you are in your menopausal years, there is that one thing that makes you common with other women in the same age. You feel old. It’s undeniable that many women want to look and feel young. It is your right to feel young and you should not be ashamed of it. Age is just a number and there are a lot of things you can do to preserve your youth. But, have you ever heard of Goji berries? Well, this superfood could be your best friend when it comes to keeping the freshness of your youth!

Why bother looking for the mythical fountain of youth when you can easily munch on these berries without, if not very few, complications?

What is Goji?

Goji berry, also known as wolfberry, has the scientific name Lycium barbarum. It may also be termed as the Tibetan Goji of the Chinese Wolfberry. The Goji plant grows mostly in areas where the atmosphere is quite humid. The plant can reach up to 3 meters in height and bears berries, which is the Goji fruit. It is considered as a superfruit because of the essential benefits that it can bring to anybody who is taking it, either as a fruit or a supplement.

It is native to some places in Europe, but they are mostly found in Asia. They are not native to the areas in North America, but there are Goji plants being cultivated in the region today. There are also supplements and related products that can be bought from the US, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

These berries have gained so much popularity today. In fact, it is considered as one of the world’s best superfoods. It is known to be a very effective anti-aging fruit and that is just one of its therapeutic characteristics that attracted many populations around the globe. Some studies have shown that these berries also help in the control of weight in both men and women. The berry is said to be effective in reducing a person’s craving for sweets.

How it Works

The Goji fruit is an excellent antioxidant. In fact, it is considered as the key to eternal youth in Chinese medicine. This superfruit is filled with a lot of vitamins and amino acids that are essential to the body. The vitamin C in fresh Goji berries can give vitamin C that is 400 times the amount compared to an orange. When consumed as dried berry, it can give seven (7) times more vitamin C than oranges.

The antioxidant property of Goji berries allow them to slow the aging process. Many people who practice and follow Chinese medicine take berries to help them stay as young. Also, its abundance in vitamin C makes it a powerful item that helps in improving the immune system.

Goji in Menopause

The anti-aging property of these berries does not stop the occurrence of menopause, but it helps in slowing the aging process not only in women but also in men. Its rich nutrient content allows the body to function in its optimum capacity.

Other Uses

The berries’ benefits include having beta-carotene, a healthy pigment that is naturally found in fruits and vegetables. These beta-carotene helps you maintain and improve the integrity of your skin. Eating raw Gojis or taking supplements may help you have a fresh and glowing skin.

Possible Side Effects

The Goji berries may stimulate uterine contractions in pregnant women. Therefore, it is not advised to eat Goji berries in large amounts or even supplements during pregnancy.

Buying Goji

The Goji berries can be bought from supermarkets in its dried form. The dried berries can be infused as tea. Or you can just snack on the dried berries like raisins! Some people want to soak them in water first before eating them, but you can eat them as you like. It is also available in supplement form, which you can buy from many sources. They may be available in food stores that sell specialty food items. They may also be bought over the internet.

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What do you think about this superfruit? Have you tasted it? Share your experiences with the Goji berries!

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