1. Promotes Clear, Glowing Skin
First, Goji Berries are a powerful superfood that can conquer acne! The powerful combination of Beta carotene, amino acids and vitamin C even out skin tone, contribute to healing and help you maintain a smooth and radiant complexion. Goji Berries also have powerful antibacterial properties which will prevent break outs by eliminating acne-causing bacteria and detoxify your blood. They also help your skin stay hydrated, allowing your skin to keep moisture which also prevents breaks. Beta-carotene found in goji berries gives your skin a healthy glow.
2. Anti-Ages you from the Inside Out
Longevity, Longevity, Longevity. This superfood is famous for keeping you young. It's higher in antioxidants than its close relative, blueberries. Those antioxidants neutralize toxins in your blood and oxidize your blood, allowing your organs (remember, your skin is your biggest organ!) to work more efficiently. This is why goji berries reduce wrinkles and lines, producing youthful skin. Those antioxidants also naturally protect your skin from UV rays and free radicals that damage skin cells. Goji berries also boost collagen production due to being high in vitamin C. High Collagen levels contribute to skin elasticity, preventing stretch marks, protecting skin from outside factors as well as contributing to plumper, smoother skin.
3. Weight Loss
Scientifically, regular use of goji berries is a huge metabolism booster, and who doesn't love to eat for weight loss? The high levels of antioxidants, nutrients and minerals in goji berries speed up the breakdown of fat cells while providing increased endurance and energy for physical activity. Improved circulation and regulation of blood sugar levels also contribute to weight loss which is probably why numerous studies show that this superfood will slim you down.
4. Thicker, Healthier Hair and Hair Regrowth
Consistently eating goji berries make your hair stronger, help it grow in thicker and make it less likely to fall out. Containing 19 amino acids, which is a very good source of protein for hair, eating goji berries will ensure your hair strands stay strong and do not easily break off. Proven to enhance immunity, boost liver function and increase kidney function, these are powerful health benefits that will prevent future hair loss. Beta carotene and vitamin A increase blood circulation to the scalp and are essential for hair regrowth. High level of Vitamin C in goji berries improve collagen levels for hair growth as well. These health benefits all contribute to strong nails as well!
Other health benefits of Goji Berries include:
Decreased blood sugar levels
Hormone balance, eliminating effects of menopause
How we like to use Goji Berries at Radiantly Raw:
Make your own superfood chocolate bark and top it with your favorite dried superfruits and nuts!
1 cup raw cacao powder Click Here to Shop Raw Cacao at Radiantly Raw
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted Click Here to Shop Raw Coconut Oil at Radiantly Raw
1/2 cup raw cacao butter, melted
1/3 cup raw honey Click Here to Shop Raw Honey at Radiantly Raw
1 tsp vanilla extract
Goji Berries Click Here to Shop Goji Berries at Radiantly Raw
Your favorites raw nuts (such as raw cashews or pistachios)
Your favorite dried fruits (Such as shaved coconut, dried mulberries or blueberries)
Before you start:
It helps to slightly warm up the coconut oil and raw honey so that they mix better. You will also need to warm your cacao butter until it is a liquid. However, it is very important not to exceed 115 degrees F or nutrients will be damaged, so be sure to use a thermometer. You may heat up ingredients by putting the containers in a warm water bath or by heating them on the stove top using low heat. If your cacao butter is in a large block, it helps to cut or shave smaller pieces off as it will melt faster. Once it is melted, you can pour it into a measuring cup.
1.) Add your melted coconut oil and cacao butter to a mixing bowl.
2.) Stir in your raw cacao powder until it is somewhat evenly blended.
3.) Add the raw honey and vanilla extract to the mixture and use an electric mixer, blender or immersion blender to blend until you reach a smooth, even texture.
4.) Pour the mixture into a tray, pan or cookie sheet (as long as it has sides) lined with wax paper or aluminum foil.
5.) Top generously with your own dried fruit and nuts.
6.) Set in a fridge or freezer at least one hour or until it sets.
7.) Use the wax paper or foil lining to help you remove your raw chocolate bark from the tray. Break into pieces and enjoy!
8.) Store any remaining bark in a fridge or freezer.