Dr. Oz: Goji Berries
Dr. Oz talked on his show about the benefits of goji berries. They were first cultivated in ancient China and have been used in alternative medicine for hundreds of years. They’re called red diamonds in Asia. They’re fat free, sweet in taste, and low calories. Most importantly, they’re packed with antioxidants and can promote mental and physical well-being.
Dr. Oz: Goji Berries Help Anxiety
Dr. Oz talked to Lindsay, who is an extreme worrywart. She said she worries about everything from her career and her love life. She has anxiety the most at night. That’s when she brainstorms solutions and she sleeps with a notepad next to her.
Goji berries have been studied recently for anxiety. Drinking goji berry juice every day for 14 days increases calmness and helps people cope with anxiety. It also helps them sleep at night. All it takes is half a cup of goji berry juice once a day. Lindsay tried it and said it was good.
Dr. Oz: Goji Berries Boost Immunity
Goji berries can also help boost the immune system. Another woman named Eileen has a lot of illness and the flu in her family. She’s sick and so are her husband, son, and cats. Dr. Oz explained they did a study with mice where they showed goji berry nut milk helps prevent against the flu and helps the efficacy of the flu shot. This is particularly important right now, when the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the flu shot has made headlines. Experts say the flu is currently an epidemic across the country, hitting 46 states and sending many to the hospital.
Dr. Oz recommended Eileen make goji berry nut milk. Here’s how to make it.
Dr. Oz: Goji Berry Nut Milk Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Goji Berries
- Handful of Almonds
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Mix everything in a blender.