It’s amazing to think that this little berry can contain so much goodness! With more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than spinach, these little guys pack quite a punch, making them ideal for sportsmen! Even if you are not an athlete, including these berries into your daily diet will make you feel like you could be one!
goji berry trail mix
One of the goji berry’s best attributes is that it is high in antioxidants. For the ordinary person, this is important in helping the body fight free radicals. For the sportsman, this is essential. With increased oxidation caused by exercise, your body needs to carry higher levels of oxygen to meet the increased energy requirements. This means that your body spends less time fighting the free radicals. And this is where including goji berries into your diet comes in handy.
In South Africa, goji berries are found as a dried berry and are available from most health stores. You can add them to muesli and oats; blend them with fresh fruit in smoothies; and use them as a tasty topping for salads. For those of you wanting a handy on-the-go snack, they are the perfect accompaniment for homemade nut and seed bars.
You can make your own trail mix using goji berries with any nuts, dried fruit, and seeds that you enjoy. This is the perfect snack to keep in your bag to munch on when you need a pick me up.