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Goji berries: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory superfood!

Goji berries: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory superfood!

What are goji berries? Goji berries are red berries that are very small delicate yet abundant with nutrients. The home of goji berries is Tibetan Himalayas and Northern China. They are known by many names: "red diamond", "pleasure seeker", or even "plant viagra". Of course, these names are derived from their effects. Nutrients 6 essential vitamins 11 key elements 22 minerals 18 amino acids 8 polysaccharides 6 monosaccharides 5 unsaturated fatty acids (alpha-linoleic acid, beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols) 5 carotenoids, including beta carotene, lutein and others many phenolic pigments (antioxidants) Nutritional value in 100 g of fruit calcium – 112 mg potassium – 1 130 mg iron – 9 mg zinc – 2 mg selenium – 50 mcg riboflavin – 1.3 mg vitamin C – between 29 and 148 mg Goji berries contain many phytochemicals: beta carotene: 7 mg per 100 g of dried fruit zeaxanthin: up to 200 mg per 100 g of dried fruit polysaccharides:…
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Coconuts: Superfood or Super villain?

Coconuts: Superfood or Super villain?

It's no secret that the opinions on coconut and coconut products are divided – which I personally find quite strange because coconuts have many important health benefits. But despite the distrust of some of us, coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut water are becoming more popular as people read and try out for themselves the benefits of these products. In fact, it is interesting that some of these benefits are found only in this fruit. Coconut oil I'll start with one important clarification: by coconut oil we mean pure cold-pressed oil, not cheap hydrogenated version (something you really do not want to eat). The most interesting feature of coconut oil is that it is one of the richest natural sources of medium-chain fatty acids – fats that are quickly metabolized by the body. Long-chain fatty acids, which are found in polyunsaturated fats that most people use (sunflower oil, canola oil, corn oil, and other vegetable oils) take more effort for the body to be broken down…
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