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Published on Jul 6, 2013
Lycum Barbarum is more commonly known as Goji Berries. This fruit has been around for thousands of years, but only recently has its popularity reached the United States. The Goji Tree can only group in certain climates. Attempts to plant them elsewhere have not produced results. They require lots of direct sunlight and high amounts of water. The Goji Tree thrives in the Himalayan Mountains.
This fruit is sweet, and has a wonderful flavor. In addition to tasting good, Goji Berries are very good for you. They contain 26 different antioxidants that cleanse your body of impurities. As a result of the antioxidants in Goji Berries, people claim to feel better when they take consume them on a daily basis. They have more energy, feel healthier, and crave fewer sweets - often resulting in very easy weight loss. Goji Berries can be eaten raw, taken in a capsule form, or Goji Juice can be drunk.
Researchers have been conducting research to see if they can verify that Goji Berries have been helpful for individuals with diabetes and cancer. It is believed the berries boost a person's immune system as well as metabolism. This helps individuals fight infection and have more energy. Many cancer patients claim they feel better consuming Goji Berries, especially those who have been ran down do to chemotherapy radiation treatments.
While the verdict is still out on the benefits of Goji Berries, they continue to be in high demand. There does not seem to be any kind of allergic reaction to the berries or negative side effects reported. These small berries are very expensive right now because the market can't meet the demand for them. If you are interested in trying them, check your local health food store or purchase them online. You will likely have to purchase the juice or capsules as shipping fresh Goji Berries to the United States is very expensive.