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Goji berries with diabetes

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Last reviewed: 27.11.2018
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Today, more often you can see on the Internet pages mention of such overseas guests as goji berries - a product used for excess weight and diabetes. These reddish-orange berries, reminiscent of the appearance of large sea buckthorn, grow on the slopes of the Himalayas in the region of Mongolia and Tibet. A fertile land, protected from the influence of civilization, gives them a special healing power.

Benefits

Goji berries have a unique composition, represented by eighteen amino acids, eight polysaccharides and more than twenty minerals. Goji - berries with incredibly high content of vitamin C. And the amount of beta-carotene and vitamin A allows you to apply this amazing gift of nature to improve your eyesight along with popular blueberries.

According to the chemical composition and antioxidant effect with goji berries, none of the known fruits, vegetables or berries can be compared. In our country, these useful berries can be used to combat excess weight, but a product with such a rich composition is capable of much more. In China, with the help of goji, diabetes mellitus is treated, as it has been observed that they can significantly reduce blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, stabilize blood pressure and prevent such unpleasant complications of diabetes as microangiopathies, fatty degeneration of the liver, development of cardiovascular pathologies.

Tibetan doctors say that the regular use of goji berries allows:

  • normalize the pressure,
  • reduce the risk of developing cancer,
  • reduce the blood levels of harmful cholesterol,
  • normalize blood glucose level,
  • to lose excess pounds and prevent the emergence of new,
  • improve the state of the nervous system, ensuring a full sleep,
  • get rid of headaches and dizziness,
  • increase visual acuity and prevent the development of eye diseases,
  • improve memory and thinking ability,
  • To normalize the work of the digestive system,
  • cleanse the liver,
  • improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails,
  • increase the body's defenses.

It is believed that these overseas berries increase sexual activity of men and improve reproductive function, strengthen the heart and blood vessels, help women to tolerate the menopause easier, take an active part in the hemopoiesis process, stabilize the blood composition, help rapid regeneration of tissues in wound processes, have a positive effect on kidney, bone and muscle tissue, improve mood. This is a kind of well of useful effects that help a person feel alert, young and healthy for a long time.

Doctors, endocrinologists and nutritionists recommend using 20-30 pre-dried berries a day for diabetes. True, goji berries can be eaten not only in their pure form, but also used to make healing tea (no more than 1 tablespoon berries per 1 cup of boiling water, insist until cooling, drink warm between meals to 3 times a day).

As an option, useful berries can be added to various dishes: porridge, cocktails, yogurt, desserts, which are prepared for breakfast or lunch. It is believed that before dinner, when you can eat carbohydrate food, the effect of berries will be more relevant.

Fresh goji berries, although they do not raise the blood sugar level, are considered quite toxic, so do not get involved, especially as an independent dish.

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Contraindications

These popular now due to the craze for easy weight loss issues, containing as many useful substances as you can not find in any other known berry, have another plus - this is a small number of contraindications to use. Their ability to reduce high blood pressure may not be beneficial to people suffering from hypotension. A stimulating effect on the intestines can cause unpleasant symptoms in colitis and enteritis.

It is undesirable to use these berries and those who take drugs that reduce the viscosity of the blood, because this increases the risk of bleeding.

Allergic reactions associated with the use of berries, are rare. But allergies should be on the alert, starting with a small number of berries and gradually increasing the dose.

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