Goji berries are a fruit that has become especially fashionable in recent years for its anti-aging properties. This food is very rich in fiber and antioxidants (carotenes such as lycopene or lutein, vitamin C and E and minerals such as magnesium), which helps prevent processes related to oxidation. For this reason and its complete nutritional content, Goji berries are often included in the category of so-called “superfoods.”
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This deep red fruit has its origin in ancient China, where it has been used for thousands of years to improve longevity. Currently they are grown mostly in the Ningixia region, although there are up to 41 species of the also known as Goji cherries.
For now, Goji berries are credited with certain benefits of consumption, but there are no studies yet that speak of medicinal or other uses. “Consuming 20 to 30 grams of these berries daily has anti-aging effects, protects eyes and skin, and prevents cardiovascular disease,” explains the nutritionist.
Goji berries are not recommended for everyone, as it can interfere with certain medications. Guillem points out that these can interact with warfarin or sintrom, anticoagulant substances that are administered appatients with cardiovascular problems.
Diabetics and people with high blood pressure should also consult a specialist before consuming them, as it can also be incompatible with the medications that treat these disorders.
On the other hand, people with a pollen allergy could experience adverse effects to these foods.br />
“Thanks to an OCU study on Goji berries, it has been discovered that some contained levels of pesticide at levels outside the legality or very close to the limit, so if we want to consume, we have to take the precaution of acquiring them from reliable brands and in closed packages, and in the recommended portions ”, says the expert.