The Health Benefits of Goji Juice
If you're interested in optimum health, you've probably come across goji juice or wolfberries. Goji
berry and wolfberry are the same botanical species, Lycium barbarum L., and the term wolfberry or goji berry or goji juice will be used
interchangeably in this article.
Needless to say, there has been a lot in the news lately about the many health benefits of goji juice. It is a nutritious, antioxidant-rich food. In China, the country that is the main supplier of wolfberry products in the world, had total exports generating around $120 million (USD) in 2004 alone.
Some say it will be a multi-billion dollar a year industry by 2011 due to wolfberries incredible nutritional profile. There have been extraordinary stories about it's nutritional profile and some of the claims have been remarkable. It has been touted as a superfood or super supplement.
Himalayan Goji Juice by FreeLife has a taste that is delicious. It certainly tastes much better than dried wolfberries, although, that is to some degree because of other juices added to it.
Goji or wolfberry juice do have an impressive nutritional profile. Furthermore, Dr. Paul Gross, a respected doctor of physiology and author wrote a book entitled, Wolfberry: Natures Bounty of Nutrition and Health. So, he's a believer in goji berries. Dr. Gross asserts that goji juice or wolfberries are a
remarkable food. His book gives an objective, scientific overview of the wolfberry untainted by commercialism. His book was written in a lawyerly, objective manner which was refreshing to read considering the hype one sees online concerning goji berries.
Also keep in mind that the diet needs a lot of variety to obtain all the nutrients we need so beyond the many new exotic fruit drinks we need herbs like ginseng, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, bee pollen and fo ti (gotu kola) which also have remarkable health benefits.