The Chinese and the nutritional perspective on the beauty value of Goji berries

Since I was a kid, my mum always prepared Chinese Goji soup or Goji tea.  She believes it would lay a good foundation for healthy skin.  I have been eating Goji berries for more than 15 years and assume it as a very traditional Chinese food for medicine or health.  However, surprisingly, I found it in a local organic supermarket in Berlin.  It originates from Mainland China.

From Chinese wellness viewpoint, it is perfect for everyone.  The beauty values fascinate all girls are enhancing skin complexion, nourishing feminine organs (Yin) and improving eyesight.  A Chinese doctor explains Goji can help your skin to absorb more oxygen to improve pigmentation and lighten your skin tone.  Goji also addresses the eyesight problems due to the deficiency of the liver blood.  Goji is also an essential health food for female.  It nourishes the feminine organs (Yin) and stimulate the blood generation which is the key to Anti-aging.  Women age faster than men, because we have menstrual bleeding which causes the deficiency of vital energy.

From nutritional viewpoint, Goji is a natural hormone supplement to encourage your body to generate more hormones for cell renewal.  Goji has a variety of fatty acids which are the ‘motor oil’ for the production of Hormones.  Hormones which influence our emotions and the health of our skin are produced in the female genital organs such as ovaries and adrenal glands.

In addition, Goji has the nutrients beneficial to your skin.

1. 8 essential amino acids for your body

2. Rich in minerals ( Vegetarians need it to supplement)

3. Rich in protein, 13%

4. Crazily high in vitamin C and high in multi-vitamins : the vitamin C content is higher than that in oranges.

Chinese physicians and nutritionists perceive the beauty value of Goji in a different way but finally reach the same conclusion that Goji has the nutrients the female genital organs need and strengthening the female genital organs leads to beautiful and healthy skin.

Here are some simple and healthy Goji recipes:

Goji & Black Sesame Muesli

Put Goji and black sesame powder into your own muesli.  The dried Goji is very chewing as dried grapes.

Goji & Daisy Tea

Soak Goji and Daisy into hot water.  Let the tea cool off to warm and add honey. Finally strain the mixture into a cup.  To get a best result, finish the Goji soaked in the hot water.

Goji Logans with Egg Sweet Soup

Slightly crack the egg to let the soup penetrate the egg inside. Place all the ingredients in the pot with boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes.

*Remember to wash the Goji and Logans with cold water beforehand.  Hot water will extract the nutrients in the outer layer of the dried fruit.

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