BULK POWDERS™ have recently expanded its Active Foods™ range to include Dried Coconut, Dried Apricot, Dried Cranberries and Dried Goji Berries. This expansion of the Active Foods™ range has been well received as customers are always looking for nutritious food alternatives on the move.
Goji Berries provide an expansive range of benefits with an impressive 18 amino acids and 13g protein per 100g. Goji Berries are also one of the most abundant sources of Vitamin C and antioxidants. This is essential to reducing oxidative stress from exercise to reduce damage to cells and help to prevent infection.
Goji Berries are also a great source of Beta Carotene which helps to improve vision and maintain cell growth. This can be essential to those exercising and playing sport regularly as your vision helps to interpret your environment and allows you to detect external stimuli to react to. The maintenance of cell growth can also be vital to those training regularly and intensely as you are constantly recovering and growing.
These nutritious berries also contain high levels of vitamins and minerals to help with everything from inflammation to energy levels, to cholesterol control. Therefore Goji Berries can support your standard of general health and well-being. These benefits have resulted in many referring to Goji Berries as a ‘super food.’
The benefits of Goji Berries were highlighted by a study looking at the effects of Goji Berries on influenza. Ren et al (2012) found that Goji berries interacted with the influenza vaccine to provide additional support against the virus by increasing the activity of dendritic cells. Dendritic cells play an important function in immune system to defend against viral infections. Ren et al (2012) also observed an increased antibody response and greater protection against flu.
The combination of the protein and vitamin and mineral content makes Goji Berries an ideal complement to your diet.