Goji berries are nothing new. They have been a staple in Tibet for nearly 2000 years.
The people of the Himalayas tap into the power of Goji berries as a medical treatment for liver a kidney problems, cleansing the blood, healing eye problems, psoriasis and other skin rashes, allergies, insomnia, lowering blood pressure, tuberculosis, liver disease and diabetes. They are looked at to strengthen the immune system, benefit sleep and enhance moods for the better. They’ve even been shown to work on depression.
But the bountiful benefits of this unique colorful berry don’t end there. The Tibetan people not only look to Goji berries as a general health solution but use these berries for their anti-aging and longevity properties.
Professor Li Qing Yuen is documented by the Government of China as being the oldest person in recorded history living 252 years from 1678 to 1930. His diet was heavy with Goji berries daily.
There are areas of Tibet and other areas of Asia where the people still consume Goji berries on a regular basis and live beyond 100 years of age with little or no health issues. That means no heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer disease and that’s just the short list.
The brightly colored Goji berry provides us with a mild tangy taste that is both sweet and sour. The chewy texture of dried Goji berries is similar to that of raisins.
If you have not already tapped into the health and longevity benefits of Goji berries you are encouraged to do so. Clusters of people well into their “100’s” in age doesn’t just happen by accident.
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Like all foods, some people cannot eat goji berries due to medication they may be taking such as blood thinners or some diabetic medications. If you currently take medications it’s always wise to check with your doctor first.
- 1½ cups almond meal
- (almonds blended to a flour in a high speed blender)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
- ¼ cup coconut oil (warmed until liquid)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- ¼ cup goji berries (soaked in a little water or orange juice for 30 minutes and drained)
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- In a small bowl mix together almond meal, honey, cacao nibs, coconut oil, vanilla essence and goji berries until well combined.
- Place the desiccated coconut onto a small plate.
- Take heaped tablespoons of the almond mixture and make into rough balls.
- Drop onto the plate with the coconut and using a fork press the balls into flattened cookie shapes. The coconut will coat the bottoms of each cookie.
- Place in fridge for an hour or so to firm up and set before serving.