The great goji
You may have heard of goji berries referred to as one of the super foods. They have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries and have a very impressive nutrient profile. Usually eaten as dried berries, they are popular in teas, extracts and powders as well. They have a sweet taste and are a great add if you are making your own nut and berry snack mixes.
Goji berries contain high levels of antioxidants and also contain 11 essential amino acids. They have impressive levels of vitamin C and fiber, making this a great snack that gives you a longer feeling of being full. Fiber also contributes to the regulation of blood sugar.
The minerals found in goji berries help all your organs function better and optimize metabolism. Due to the antioxidant and vitamin content, they may have anti-aging benefits protecting our cells from damage and supporting collagen health in the skin.
Lastly, goji berries might boost your mood and energy levels. Another good reason to add this to a mid-afternoon snack. Organic goji berries can be quite expensive, but you can add just half an ounce to a healthy nut mix for a sweet kick to your day.