Goji berries also contain a great variety of nutrients.
-They're rich in iron. Iron is key to red blood cell production allowing for proper oxygen delivery to our organs. Iron also plays a vital role in our muscular function. Our muscles need iron for oxygen and proper function and elasticity. If they aren't functioning properly, you're not building functional strength.
-Much like many other red skinned fruits, they help reduce inflammation.
-They're rich in potassium. Bananas, which are high in carbs and not an ideal fruit for weight loss, have 13% of the necessary potassium for the day. Goji berries, however, have 24%. Potassium helps our bodies build protein (muscle), assists in proper functioning of the heart and kidneys, and keep our skin moisturized. Potassium also aids in minimizing cramps in our muscles.
-They build immunity with a great dose of vitamin C.
-They contain healthy fats.
-They're good for our eyes with a heavy dose of beta carotene.
-They contain 18 different amino acids. Amino acids, being the building blocks of protein, playing a key part in building muscle.
-18% of the daily necessary intake for zinc. Males use zinc to build and maintain testosterone levels.
-3 grams of fiber.
There aren't many foods that offer so many nutrients and health benefits like the goji berry. And that's why it's classified as a "super food".
Give it a shot! You just might add another healthy snack to your arsenal to help keep you on track!