Goji berries have traditionally been used in Chinese folk medicine and other alternative health practices to treat a wide variety of ailments. In recent years, they have become increasingly popular in the mainstream market, promoted as a ‘superfood’ that gives you a whole host of health and weight loss benefits, including a faster metabolism, increased sex drive, more youthful appearance and protection against cancer.
With Oprah, Madonna and a flock of other celebrities swearing by goji berries for weight loss, many people are naturally curious. Like all foods presented in this ‘magical’ light, there is cause to be somewhat sceptical- any product claiming to be a miraculous cure-all is guaranteed to disappoint. But beneath the hype, studies have suggested that goji berries can give you some real health benefits, as well as supporting your weight loss goals- when used as a part of a healthy, balanced diet.
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Pomegranates are low in calories, and high in potassium and Vitamin C. This means they are perfect for cleansing your body and getting in all the antioxidants you need to maintain good health and support your weight loss goals.
Pomegranates have more antioxidants than blueberries or cranberries, as well as green tea, red wine and grape juice, all of which usually come to mind when people think of antioxidant-packed foods and drinks. So it’s not surprising that pomegranates are gaining popularity as a part of a healthy diet. In fact, many nutritionists are now recommending drinking fresh pomegranate juice every day.
It’s no ‘magic’ cure, but adding a little pomegranate into your healthy, balanced weight loss plan can help to support your efforts, giving you that little extra push towards your goals…
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