What is Goji Berry?
The Goji berry is a fruit of the Goji tree. It has been harvested in the Orient for hundreds of years, forming a staple of the local diet. However, it became popular in the west only a few years ago when it was publicized in numerous TV shows, newspapers and magazine articles. Why did these little Goji berries get so much attention from the media? It turned out that Goji berries contain an amazing combination of health-promoting nutrients, among them antioxidants, dietary fiber and monounsaturated fats. No wonder they have taken the world by storm!
How Goji Berry Helps You Lose Weight?
Goji berries are most known as a weight loss supplement, although they have a number of other benefits such as reducing the aging process and helping cell recovery. The weight loss properties of Goji berry can be largely explained by the increased metabolic rate it causes. This happens because of the very large amount of antioxidants (substances, which prevent oxidative stress and cell damage) it contains. This leads to faster fat breakdown, increases energy levels and fights fatigue. Combined, these effects make the process of losing weight faster and easier without any side effects usually associated with synthetic chemicals. Many research papers suggest that eating a diet high in antioxidants is the key to successful weight loss and specially for women or mothers who have reached an age +40.
How to Choose the Right Goji Berry Supplement?
The following are simple guidelines, which will help you choose the best Goji supplement and not fall prey to scams.
- Choose products that contain 100% pure Himalayan Goji berryextract. Other products are a waste of time and money.
- Steer clear of products that seem very cheap. Do not forget that Goji berries are harvested manually in the Himalayan mountains, which is a very labor-intensive task. A good price estimate is $40-50 per bottle and cheaper is not always better.
- Make sure that the vendor provides money back guarantee. In a few rare cases the product may not work, the money back guarantee makes sure you don’t lose money.
I personally found a hybrid product that contains 100% pure Himalayan Goji berry extract, Acai berries and Green Tea to be the most effective for my weight loss. Research has shown that the combination of these superfoods compliment each other perfectly, boosting metabolism and increasing the over all weight loss effect.