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NutritionNutrition: An Introduction

Goji is one of the most nutrient dense foods that mother nature has ever created. The only things that you can ingest with greater nutrient density are bee pollen and phytoplankton. (This is only logical because goji is a fruit having skin, fiber, seeds etc that don’t exist in the pollen or algae.) What makes goji extraordinary is the fact that it contains so much protein. This is unheard of in a fruit. The mineral composition is truly magnificent. The essential fatty acids, complex sugars, high fiber and blockbuster antioxidant profile, combined with the special polysaccharides it has are the reasons that goji has been given “Superfruit” status.

Goji has been studied in China for a long time. Figures quoted on this website come from the Ningxia Institute of Food Science & Technology.

 

Nutritive Composition of Ningxia Wolfberry (in 100 grams)

 

III A study of Nutrients and Active Ingredients of Ningxia Wolfberry {Zhongning Wolfberry}

Organized by the Science & Technology Commission of Ningxia. {1982 -1985}

Tests conducted by:

  • Ningxia Chemical Research Institute
  • Ningxia Medical School
  • Ningxia Medical Inspection Institute
  • Ningxia Medical Institute
  • Ningxia Analyzing & Testing Center

 

Mineral Trace Elements in Ningxia Wolfberry (%)

 

Amino Acid Content in Ningxia Wolfberry (%)

 

Fatty Acids Comparison

 

Low Glycemic Foods

The glycemic index is a tool that measures the speed of a specific food into the bloodstream to create insulin. The faster the speed of entry of food into the bloodstream, the more insulin is secreted and vice versa. Along with a myriad of health problems caused by an over-secretion of insulin, one of the major problems of excess insulin is that it triggers the extra storage of fat. In a nutshell, extra insulin = extra fat.

Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies. The glycemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbs - the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels - is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.