When it comes to goji berries, most of us have either never heard of them, or have heard many absurd claims about them. These Chinese berries are now found on the shelves of every health food shop and supermarket in the country, and have become a popular dietary addition.
Immune system health
Goji berries contain a very special type of large sugar molecule called a polysaccharide. These sugars have been shown to increase the production of white blood cells, the army of the immune system. This makes goji berries a useful ingredient during colds and flu, and also for keeping the immune system strong.
Goji berries are packed with two key antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which help to protect the macular of the eye from free-radical damage. High levels of consumption have been associated with protection from eye damage and improvements in eye sight.