A Tiny, Red Berry That Packs a Whollop of Health Benefits

What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System

What even is a gogi berry you ask??? Goji berries are the dried fruits of two related plants: Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense and have been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. These tiny little fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants–a perfect little snack if you’re trying to eat more foods to boost your immune system. They contain a unique antioxidants called Lycium barbarum polysaccharides.

Gogi berries have been linked to:
• fight harmful free radicals and inflammation.
• a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer
• controlling the release of sugar into the blood.
• protect against age-related eye diseases
• and may help combat skin aging (yes, please!).
• can improve depression and anxiety

Although they can be a little expensive to eat on a regular basis, consider treating yourself once in awhile–maybe swap them out for that bottle of Chardonnay. You can find them at your local health store on even on Amazon.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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