Day 189: Goji Berries or Wolfberries Have Been Part of Chinese Medicine for More Than 2000 Years

Not until I have delved deeply into my health sustaining habits with this blog have I realized what a fanatic I am for eating super-foods. I took my dietary habits as normal. Yet I am curious almost daily to discover better ways to stay full of energy and health. I am a “health-nut”.  Dried goji berries are the food of the day. They are expensive yet powerful super-foods so we only need to add a few of them to a diet for Super-Aging.  

“Goji berries, scientifically known as Lycium barbarum, are also known as wolfberries, fructus lycii and gougizi. These dried red berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years.”  From:   The preceding link reveals 9 benefits of Goji berries.

Goji berries are touted as another super-food. Like all dark blue or red berries they are filled with antioxidants which protect again free radicals which can damage cells. I eat them in an anti-aging brain mix almost every day in a variety of ways: on yogurt, or on avocado toast, or on gluten free crackers spread with almond butter, or as a snack.  The ¼ cup of the mix that I eat daily probably contains 1 ½ teaspoons of dried goji berries. Here is that recipe I shared earlier in the year.

Dr. Mao’s Anti-aging Brain Mix

Mix up a batch of the ingredients below and store it in an airtight container. That way, you’ll always have fresh brain food close at hand.

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (if allergic to pine nuts, use sunflower seeds)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried goji berries (available at Vitamin Shoppe or on
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
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