Sunday, March 6, 2011

Selenium - faedah kesihatan dan kesubran

Selenium for Cancer Prevention.

Selenium reduces your risk of breast, colon, liver, skin, and lung cancers. Selenium keeps tumors from growing by helping to build healthy, cancer-fighting white blood cells.

Selenium for Heart Disease Prevention.

Studies show that selenium prevents heart attacks and strokes by lowering your bad (LDL) cholesterol. Selenium also keeps your arteries clear of dangerous fatty deposits, which makes it an important addition to your therapy after a heart attack.

Selenium for Busting Your Weakened Immune System

Selenium helps build up white blood cells, boosting your body’s ability to fight illness and infection.

Selenium for Reproductive health

Through increasing male fertility, as well as helping with proper fetal development

Other Selenium Benefits:

Helps the liver, thyroid, and pancreas function normally
Prevents premature aging, cataract formation and, possibly, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Treats lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver
Treats most skin disorders, including poor elasticity, acne, eczema, and psoriasis

So what is this miracle substance called Selenium?

Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil and food. It is an important antioxidant, which means it helps prevent harmful chemical reactions from occurring in the body’s cells. Protected cells are better able to fight off diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and disorders associated with aging.
Selenium creates selenium superoxide dismutase, your body’s most powerful antioxidant enzyme. It’s known as SOD. Remember this acronym. It’s going to be BIG buzz for those who are savvy about health.
Selenium has the ability to bond with heavy metals in your body. You take these metals in from air pollution, cigarette smoke, or from the food you eat. When selenium bonds to hazardous metals they can be safely excreted from your body. If they are not excreted, they may damage your organs and even cause cancer.
In areas where the soil is deficient in selenium, there is a higher incidence of cancer. Some cancers are caused by free radical oxidation, which selenium prevents. Selenium also encourages the production of macrophages, which “eat” foreign material that may cause cancer. Can you see the importance of eating foods containing selenium? When foods are highly processed, the selenium is destroyed and since most of our diets consist of many processed foods, most of us do not get enough selenium.

Some Studies on Selenium

There are quite few studies on the benefits of selenium. Read them in this great article alone with a lot more useful information on

Foods that contain Selenium

  • The greatest concentration of selenium in our diet is in Brazil nuts, dried, unblanched.
  • Tuna
  • Wheat flour, whole-grain
  • Swordfish
  • Herring
  • Sardines
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Wheat germ
  • Liver
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Lentils
  • Garlic
  • Alfalfa
  • Ginseng
Selenium is destroyed when foods are refined or processed. You should try eating a wide variety of whole, unprocessed foods. This means eating foods in their original state, not canned, frozen, or commercially prepared.
If our diet does not consume enough selenium or if you are worried that the soil that most of our food is grown is depleted of most nutrients like selenium, than you should supplement your diet with selenium supplements!
Clinical trials suggest that you take 50 to 200 mcg of selenium daily to see real benefits. Men need at least 70 mcg daily; women at least 55 mcg. Pregnant and nursing mothers’ needs increase to 65 to 75 mcg daily. Researchers say that most of us need to take more than 100 mcg of selenium supplements daily to see improvements in disease resistance and overall health. A lot of research studies indicate that to fight cancer you may need amounts in the 400 mcg to 600 mcg per day. Read the Cancer and Heart Disease Prevention with Selenium
As with all medicines and supplements, check with a health care provider before taking them.
Take selenium with vitamin E daily for best results. Ask your health care provider to recommend an appropriate dose. (200 to 400 mcg of selenium daily taken with 200 IUs of vitamin E is typical.)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Keladi Liar sumber progesterone

Wild Yam / Mexican Wild Yam Benefits and Side Effects

The herb wild yam is considered one of the most versatile of herbs used to treat hormone-related conditions. Wild yam extract is derived from the root of a plant that grows in vines in wooded areas of the eastern United States.

A related plant, the Mexican yam, is also used as an herbal remedy for hormone-related conditions, and another species of medicinal wild yam is native to China. The actions of wild yam include the ability to reduce inflammation and relax muscles. It is also an anti-spasmodic with mild hormonal effects.

Wild yam may offers some benefits. It is believed by some that wild yam can stimulate the ovaries to produce a balance of progesterone and estrogen, making it a popular alternative to synthetic hormones for women who experience symptoms of PMS or menopause.

Though there is little evidence to support the claim, creams made from wild yam are said to alleviate menstrual cramps and irritability, leg and back pain related to the menstrual cycle, and acute labor and postpartum pains.

The use of wild yam creams for these conditions is based on the belief that yams contain the female hormone progesterone. Though wild yam does contain diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone that can be used to synthesize the hormone in a laboratory, there is some doubt about the body’s ability to make the conversion to progesterone naturally.

In some parts of the world, wild yam is used as a sexual tonic for men. In Chinese medicine, wild yam has a long history of use for its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. It is used in this regard to treat pain in muscles, joints and tendons.
From the Chinese herbalist’s point of view, wild yam is said to enhance the flow of “chi” or “life force” in the body, making it useful in treating disorders of the gastrointestinal and digestive tracts as well. It is also said that wild yam relieves gas, nausea, hiccups, gall bladder pain, and urinary and bladder problems.

Further, the herb is used to treat liver disease, hypertension and spasms of the arteries.
Wild yam is available in creams, tablets, capsules, tinctures and teas.

Some wild yam products are standardized for diosgenin, the precursor to progesterone. Dosages of wild yam vary depending on the form in which the herb is sold and the manufacturer of the product. Pills and tinctures should be taken with food to reduce the risk of stomach irritation and nausea.

Since wild yam contains a potentially toxic substance known as dioscorin, it is important to take the herb only within recommended limits. Wild yam can interact with prescription hormones such as estrodiol, so anyone taking such prescriptions should consult a knowledgeable healthcare provider before using products that contain wild yam.

Echinacea bina immunity

Echinacea, or purple coneflower, is one of the more popular herbal remedies. In supplement form, Echinacea extract is derived from a wildflower known as Echinacea Purpurea and its varieties. Echinacea was used in traditional Native American medicine to treat such problems as toothaches, sore throats, tonsillitis and coughs, as well as blood and lymphatic system ailments.

In modern times, Echinacea is widely used as an immune system enhancer to ward of colds and flu. Hundreds of scientific studies have supported the ability of Echinacea to alleviate and perhaps even "cure" the common cold when the herb is taken at the first sign of infection.

How does Echinacea work? 

By stimulating the development of white blood cells, which in turn consume invading organisms that infect the body and cause cold and flu symptoms to develop.

Not only does Echinacea increase the production of white blood cells, but it also stimulates interferon, a vital part of the immune system known to be one of the front-line components in fighting the development of cancer cells.

Research also suggests that Echinacea can help to reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. A study conducted among arthritis sufferers in 1957 showed a 22% reduction in inflammation among those who took Echinacea.

Noteworthy here is that Echinacea was twice as effective as steroids in treating the symptoms of arthritis, but with no side effects. An added benefit is that, in addition to reducing inflammation, Echinacea enhances immunity, whereas steroids actually suppress the immune system.

In order to be most effective, Echinacea should be taken as soon as cold or flu symptoms become apparent. At the first sign of a scratchy throat or as soon as sneezing begins, experts advise consumers to begin taking Echinacea every few hours to nip an infection in the bud.

Even if you don't take Echinacea at the first sign of illness, it can still help keep colds and flu from getting worse. Echinacea contains a substance that works with the body's immune system by binding to cells to prevent bacteria and viruses from getting into those cells. In this way, it fights the spread of any pathogens that try to invade the body.

Echinacea is available over the counter alone or in preparations that include other immune system boosters, such as the herb Goldenseal.
It is also commonly added to vitamin C supplements.
When choosing Echinacea, it is important to be sure that the herb is fresh. You can find out by checking the freshness date on the label of capsules or tinctures.

You can also buy dried Echinacea root for homemade remedies such as teas. To determine whether Echinacea root is fresh, taste some. It should be tingly on your tongue and cause you to salivate.
If you really want to ensure freshness, you can grow your own Echinacea. It is available in many nurseries and through seed catalogs. Be aware that plant roots need to be at least three years old in order to be effective, though. Echinacea leaves and flowers have medicinal properties sooner, and you can learn how to dry them to use in teas and other remedies.
If you buy Echinacea capsules or tinctures, be sure that you choose a preparation that is standardized to contain 4% Echinacosides, the active ingredient in Echinacea. You can read the label on the bottle to verify that the product is standardized.
The typical dosage of Echinacea in capsule form is 300 mg 3 times per day. The dosage for standardized tinctures is about 2 to 3 ml per day, and 2 to 3 g of dried root is considered sufficient.

Echinacea Side Effects

Echinacea side effects are extremely rare. The herb should not be used by anyone allergic to the Echinacea flower. Patients with autoimmune diseases and those who are taking immunosuppressant medications should also avoid it.
Though Echinacea is very effective in the short term to boost immunity and lessen the duration and intensity of colds, flu and related ailments, there is little evidence to support long-term use of the herb to prevent infection. Echinacea should be taken only when early symptoms of illness are apparent, and it should generally not be used for more than 7 to 14 days at a time. If illness persists or if symptoms worsen, contact a health care provider.
Personally, I'm a big believer in Echinacea. The key for effective use is beginning treatment as soon as you think you may even be getting a cold. If you leave it too late, then it becomes much less effective... that's my experience anyhow!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lipo Carn -awet muda

Lipo-Carn Tablet Supplements - 200mg Alpha Lipoic Acid & 250mg Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Antioxidant and amino acid combination.

Lipo-Carn is a powerful antioxidant and amino acid combination of Alpha Lipoic acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine that works synergistically to help reduce memory loss and boost energy levels
Professor Bruce Ames, a molecular biologist at The University of California discovered that the combination of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine caused animals to appear to become significantly 'younger' by all the normal measures of ageing including memory and energy levels.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that is both water and fat-soluble, as such it is believed to exert 'free radical' protection both inside and outside the cell. It is synthesised naturally in the body, but is also found in foods such as spinach, broccoli, liver and heart. It has many other complex roles in the body including the conversion of sugars into cellular energy.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid that's involved in fatty acid transport into the mitochondria (the 'power plants' inside each of our cells). It is also obtained in the diet through meat and vegetables. It is believed to act by boosting the function of the mitochondria inside each of our cells. As we age, the mitochondria are believed to be the 'Achilles heel' for absorbing age related damage. Their loss of function is one part of what we term ageing.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pati Sayur dan buah2

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Ladies Relaxing ORAC is the new oracle or ‘source of wise counsel’ in nutrition. Standing for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, it’s a way of measuring the antioxidant rating of different foods. Originally developed by the National Institute on Ageing in the US, it shows how well the antioxidants present in fruits and vegetables can mop up harmful free radicals, which are recognised as one of the main triggers of the ageing process.

Although everyone knows they should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day (and ideally eight to ten), the average intake is only two and a half. Based on surveys in the US, scientists have calculated that the average person obtains around 5,700 ORAC units per day. Ideally, at least 7,000 per day are needed for health and those consuming an ideal nine servings of fruit and vegetables per day could obtain an optimum 20,000 units per day, or more.
The fruit and vegetables you select have a major impact on your ORAC score, however, as they contain different types and amounts of antioxidants of varying potency. And, in most cases, their potential is reduced by cooking.
If you select five average servings made up of blueberries, plums, red kidney beans, spinach and red peppers, you can rack up an astonishing 33,000 ORAC units in a single day. On the other hand, if your five servings comprise a kiwi, slice of watermelon, a mixed salad, cauliflower and carrots you would obtain less than 2,000 units - even though you have achieved your recommended five servings.
By balancing your intake of foods with high, medium and low ORAC scores, you can maximise the antioxidant potential of your diet on a daily basis. The higher a fruit or vegetable’s score, the higher its ability to neutralise free radicals - the molecular fragments that damage cells through a chemical process known as oxidation. Oxidation damages our genetic material and cell proteins, contributing to age-related problems such as skin mottling and wrinkling, hardening and furring up of the arteries, coronary heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Free radicals are also associated with the development of uncontrolled growth in cancerous cells.
How the ORAC test works
Fruit and vegetables contain a variety of natural antioxidants, some of which work quickly and some of which work slowly but still provide important protection. The ORAC test (see box below) measures how well these antioxidants prevent the breakdown of a chemical (fluorescein) after it is mixed with a strongly oxidant substance (peroxyl radical). Fluorescein is used because it is luminescent and the intensity of light it emits decreases as it breaks down. This provides an easy way of measuring how much fluorescein remains intact at set intervals after the fruit or vegetable extract and the oxidant are added. If the food has a low ORAC value, it provides little protection and the mixture’s luminosity rapidly decreases. If the food has a high value, it protects the fluorescein from degradation and the sample remains luminescent for longer. By measuring the intensity of fluorescence in the mixture every 35 minutes after adding the oxidant, scientists develop graphs which are compared with the results from different concentrations of a standard antioxidant related to vitamin E (trolox). The final results are given as ‘trolox equivalents’ or TE.
As well as supplying antioxidants, fruit and vegetables provide other important phytochemicals and nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace elements and fibre. Because of that, the majority of the five to ten servings of fruit and vegetables you eat per day (e.g. 3 out of 5, or 7 out of 10) should be vegetables rather than fruit, even though vegetables tend to have a lower ORAC score. This is because vegetables tend to contain more fibre, less water (so are a more concentrated source of nutrients) and less sugar.
Although diet should always come first, if you have difficulty achieving an intake of at least five portions of fruit and vegetables daily (not to mention ten) a nutritional supplement can act as an insurance policy to help protect your antioxidant status. Look out for high potency antioxidant supplements such as pycnogenol, lycopene and green tea, or a multi-antioxidant blend.
Supplements containing fruit and vegetable extracts that provide a known ORAC value are also available.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Khasiat Acai Berries

What is the most powerful antioxidant?

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Wild Acai berries awaiting processing - Photo courtesy of SambozanAcai Berry: In Brazilian herbal medicine, the oil of the Acai fruit is used to treat diarrhea; an infusion of the grated fruit rind is used as a topical wash for skin ulcers; and, the fruit seeds are crushed and prepared in an infusion for fevers. In the Peruvian Amazon, an infusion of the toasted crushed seeds is used for fever. In Colombia, where the trees grow along the Pacific coast line, it is called naidí and the fruit is turned into a common and popular drink. 

Acai Juice: Easily the most common use of the Acai fruit by Amazonians is the dark purple juice. The juice is extracted from the small round fruit by soaking the seeds in water to soften the thin outer shell and then squeezing and straining them to produce a very tasty, dense purple liquid. Acai liquid is served fresh and ice cold with (or sometimes without) sugar and tapioca flour. It is a nourishing and refreshing drink that is also used to produce ice cream, liquor, mousses and sweets in general. Consumption of up to 2 liters per day of this highly nutritious juice has been recorded amongst indigenous populations. Acai juice has been and remains, an extremely important part of northern native Sth American diets and has become very popular throughout all socio economic levels. 

Acai Health Benefits

What is known about the Acai berry fruit health benefits, backed by scientific research into the fruits properties, is quite substantial.  Acai is a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolics and phyto-nutrients. Acai berries are amongst the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai also contains oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential).
Minerals found in Acai Berry: Potassium is the mineral most abundant in the Acai. Acai is also rich in copper, and unusually high in manganese. Only a small portion supplies far more than the body needs of this ultra-trace mineral. 

Acai Phytonutrients: Anthocyanins are compounds that have potent antioxidant activity, allowing for the neutralization of potentially harmful free radicals. The famous research regarding the "French Paradox" attributes anthocyanins as being the antioxidant that protects the French from heart disease. The French are known to consume large amounts of coffee, nicotine, sugar, white flour, cheese and saturated fats, yet they have a very low rate of heart disease compared to neighboring countries like the UK and Denmark. The red wine grape, due to its anthocyanins is what is believed to be responsible for the very low incidence of heart disease. While red wine has good quantities of anthocyanins, the Acai berry has been shown to contain many times the anthocyanins levels of red wine. 

By neutralizing these free radicals, anthocyanins from the Acai berry may actually serve to maintain the healthy function of numerous systems and organs. Some of the anthocyanins that have been found in Acai include cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-glucoside-coumarate. Other phenolics include catechin and epi-catechin (the same compounds in green tea), quercetin derivatives and other flavonoids. It is likely that the synergistic effects of these compounds, as present in Acai fruit are responsible for its potent antioxidant activities.

ORAC Scale: The Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) assay measures the total antioxidant activity of a biological sample. It’s a test developed for the USDA by scientists at Tufts University to measure the antioxidant speed and power of foods and supplements. The ORAC scale is used in human, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical products, as well as food ingredients and is quickly becoming the accepted standard for comparing antioxidant potential in foods and supplements.

Acai Antioxidant Benefits: For the average Western person to cope with all the reactive oxygen and free radicals they will encounter on a daily basis, foods and beverages totalling an ORAC value of at least 2000 units per day are needed. It’s been estimated that 80-90 percent of the world’s population fails to consume even half of this level. Acai is reputed to be extremely high on the ORAC scale and provides levels multiple times that of many anthocyanin-rich fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, cranberries and mulberries.

Aging Population: As the population ages, 80% of older people in Western countries will develop at least one chronic metabolic disease. If the USDA says that high-ORAC foods may slow aging and prevent metabolic disease from occurring, isn't it about time you increased the quantity of antioxidants in your diet to prevent this process from occurring in the first place?

The Health Benefits that have made Acai Berry Famous
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves digestive function
  • Improves mental clarity/focus
  • Promotes sound sleep
  • Provides all vital vitamins
  • Contains several important minerals
  • Is an extremely powerful free radical fighter
  • Fights cancerous cells
  • Slows down the aging process
  • Promotes healthier and younger-looking skin
  • Alleviates diabetes
  • Normalizes and regulates cholesterol levels

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Khasiat Goji berries

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Memperpanjang Usia
Molekul utama polisakarida dan antioksidan yang kuat mampu melindungi tubuh dari penuaan dini
Meningkatkan Energi dan Stamina
Meningkatkan toleransi, staminda dan ketahanan dalam melakukan latihan / kegiatan fisik.
Membantu menghilangkan rasa lemah, terutama pada masa penyembuhan
Membuat anda kelihatan lebih muda / awet muda & tidur lebih nyenyak
Polisakarida dalam Himalayan Goji Jus merangsang pelepasan hGH (Human Growth Hormon), hormon masa pertumbuhan (youth hormone), sehingga membuat penampilan menjadi lebih muda dan tidur lebih nyenyak.

Menstabilkan tekanan darah
– Mengontrol kadar kolesterol dalam darah
– Menstabilkan kadar gula darah bagi penderita diabetes / kencing manis
– Meningkatkan libido / seks
– Membantu mengurangi berat badan
Membantu mengubah makanan dan lemak menjadi energi dan menormalkan kadar Kortisol
Mengurangi rasa sakit dikepala dan sakit pinggang
Menjaga kesehatan jantung, darah, ginjal dan hati
Meningkatkan sistem kekebalan tubuh, ketahanan terhadap penyakit, dan membantu penyembuhan terhadap penderita kanker

Polisakarida dalam Himalayan Goji Juice mendorong dan menyeimbangkan sel-sel dalam tubuh termasuk T-cells, IL2, lgA dan lgG. Hal ini membantu penyembuhan penderita kanker
Melawan peradangan dan radang sendir (arthritis) seta menguatkan otot dan tulang
Memperbaiki kesuburan, membantu mencegah “Morning Sickness” pada saat kehamilan dan meringankan gejala menopause

Meningkatkan daya ingat
Mengurangi stress, dan kecemasan.
Membangkitkan semangat hidup yang lebih besar.
Meningkatkan daya penglihatan

Why are goji berries so good for you?

Goji berries, pronounced ‘go-gee’ are perhaps the most nutrient-rich fruit in existence.

They contain 18 kinds of amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen and more protein than whole wheat) which are the building blocks of protein, and include all 8 essential amino acids such isoleucine and tryptophan.

Goji berries also contain up to 21 trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorus


Goji berries are among the highest source of carotenoids of all known common foods or plants on Earth! They contain the complete spectrum of food antioxidant carotenoids, including betacarotene (a better source than even carrots) zeaxanthin and lutine (valued for their role in protecting the eyes). Goji berries contain 500 times the amount of vitamin C by weight than oranges, making them one of the richest sources of vitamin C on Earth.

They are also packed with vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. Mature goji’s contain about 11mg of iron per 100 grams as well as betasisterol (an anti-inflamatory agent that may also help in the treatment of hypertension), sesquiterpeniods (cyperone and solavetivone which contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties) tetraterpeniods and betaine (useful for improving liver function, aiding digestion and reputed to enhance memory).

Goji berries also contain polysaccharides which fortify and support a healthy immune system. Polysaccharides are very large, long-chain sugar molecules that are nourishment for macrophages (large white blood cells) in the gut wall. The macrophages are then transported to other immune cells, setting off a chain of defensive events in our bodies. One polysaccharide found in goji berries has been found to be a powerful secretagogue (a substance that stimulates the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormone by the pituitary gland).

The goji berry was rated the food with the highest antioxidant ability on the ORAC scale coming in at an amazing 3,472 ORAC units. The ORAC scale is a standardized test used by the US Department of Agriculture to measure the total antioxidant level in foods. ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity,” and the measurement is expressed as “ORAC units per 100 grams” of a given food. Further information about the ORAC scale and how some common foods measure-up compared to the super goji berries is available on our website.

The ORAC scale is a standardized test used by the US Department of Agriculture to measure the total antioxidant level in foods. ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity,” and the measurement is expressed as “ORAC units per 100 grams” of a given food. The chart below shows how some common foods measure-up on the ORAC scale compared to the super goji berries.


Goji berries are also high in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid in particular. These healthy omegas are required by the body for production of hormones and smooth functioning of the brain and nervous systems.

What are the benefits of goji berries?

In summary goji berries are packed full of proteins, minerals, antioxidants and omegas, all essential for good health. This makes them potentially excellent for:

•Boosting energy and general well being
•Fortifying and maintaining a healthy immune system
•Defending and fighting against many cancers
•Fighting heart disease (thanks to all the betacarotene!)
•Lowering cholesterol
•Maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels
•Reducing blood glucose levels
•Improving eyesight, blurred vision and hearing
•Strengthening and supporting healthy liver and kidney function
•Strengthening bones and tendons
•Maintaining a healthy nervous system
•Protecting skin from sun damage (the betacarotene again!)
•Preventing morning sickness (used in the first trimester)
•Improving cellulite (referred to as a cellulite assasin by Dr Howard Murad, a top dermatologist)
•Assisting in weight loss
•Promoting happiness (it’s said a handful in the morning will make you happy all day!)
•Boosts sex drive / libido (known as a natural viagra)
•Enhancing fertility
•Full of anti-ageing properties (known as the fruit of longevity)
So what do goji berries look and taste like and where do they come from?

The goji berry is a vibrant deep-red, dried fruit about the same size as a current or raisin. The goji berry has a sweet taste, with a slight tartness, we say they are like a cross between a cranberry and a cherry. Goji berries are grown predominantly in the hills of northwest China and Tibet in some of the purest soils on Earth.
They come from the Lycium plant which grow like bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. The berries grow to about the size of a grape and are then shaken onto mats and dried in the shade. They are never touched by hand before they are dried as they will oxidize and turn black.

Goji berries have a 2000 year plus history and are a traditional food used widely in Tibet and Mongolia, a population generally free of arthritis, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Goji berries have long been regarded in the Orient as an anti-aging, longevity, strength building and sexual potency superfood.
They have also been used widely in tradtional Chinese folk medicine for several thousand years. Tibetan monks cherish this sacred berry so much that every year they hold a two-week traditional celebration to honour the berries. Here they are considered fundamental to a long and happy life.

One of the most well-documented cases of extreme longevity known is of Li Qing Yuen, who apparently lived to the age of 252 years (1678-1930). Li Qing Yuen is said to have consumed goji berries daily. Many Chinese studies have since suggested that goji berries do have anti-ageing properties.

How can goji berries be eaten?

Goji Berries can be used in many ways. Like other dried fruits, goji berries can be added to smoothies, nuts and seeds, trail mix, muesli, breakfast cereals, porridge and yoghurt. Or, simply eat by the handful as they are, as a wonderful nutritious and healthy snack!
Although they are best eaten in their raw state to maintain potency, they can also be used as an ingredient in cakes, cookies, snack bars etc or made into a delicious tea. We like to soak them in different juices.
A 10-30g serving (a small handful) is recommended as a good daily intake, although you can eat as many as you like! Try them and see how much healthier and happier you feel! We’re sure you’ll be back for more!