I’ve heard goji berries are a weight-loss superfruit. Could they work for me?
Absolutely! These antioxidant-rich berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 6,000 years, and for good reason: The tiny ruby gems contain all 18 amino acids, megadoses of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E, and 21 trace minerals to optimize metabolism and detoxification processes in the body. In fact, one recent study in the Journal of American College of Nutrition found that consuming a single serving of goji berries boosted subjects’ metabolism by 10 percent for 24 hours—and a daily dose of the fruit helped subjects shed 2.16 inches from their waistline in just two weeks.
To get the perks, try adding 2 to 3 Tbs. of goji berries to your morning smoothie, oatmeal or yogurt. Many of my clients notice increased energy and fewer cravings within 5 days of adding this superfruit to their diet.