In recent years we’ve been seeing the Goji Berry more and more. It’s in our teas, our smoothie bowls and even dried and packaged in our local trader joes. But is this little red berry something to incorporate into our regular routine? Read on and find out!
- Did you know a 1 ounce serving of Goji berries contains more vitamin C than oranges? Vitamin C is a skin care all star due to it’s free radical fighting abilities. What does that mean exactly? The environment around us does all sorts of damage to our skin. Pollutants in the air and sun exposure sends the cells into our body into a frenzy which can cause premature aging. Antioxidant powerhouses like the goji berry go to work to repair those cells and keep our body at peace.
- Goji Berries contain Beta-Carotene (more than carrots!) What exactly is Beta-Carotene? A naturally occurring pigments that gives vegetables their vibrant color. When ingest into the body it converts into Vitamin A! Vitamin A is essential in keeping the skin safe and healthy. This powerful antioxidants fights environmental damage and aids in cell turnover which keeps your skin looking young and fresh
- Contains high amounts of Selenium and Zinc. Both of these minerals help with anti-aging. Selenium helps fight inflammation which can lead to breakdown of your cells and zinc is a powerful aid in healing and rejuvenation of the skin. It can also limit acne flare ups by regulating the amount of oil your skin produces.
So the next time you see this tiny but mighty antioxidant in the store you might think twice before you pass it up!
Share with us! How do you incorporate Goji Berries into your diet?