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    Benefits of Goji and Ašai

    I'm curious about what potential health benefits goji and ašai berries have. I'm looking to lose weight (already own PN and am following that) and I wondering about the utility in consuming either of those berries. I've not been able to find a decent source about what they do.

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    There was a show on BBC tv about health foods etc, gojis were mentioned as a source of vit C, but that was about it, as far as I can remember.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneshow/arti...perfoods.shtml
    There's the link... read the words, watch the video...

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    They probably are good for you, but not a miracle. Usually they are used to promote some overpriced healthfood scam.
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    Goji & Acai

    I eat / drink both of them regularly, and so far as I can tell, their greatest benefit is that they taste good. Acai is popular in mixed drinks in NYC, so I see it all over the pace (acai-tinis) Would agree with PirateJon and meataxe on this one- it's just food.

    That being said, if you eat lots of fruits and veggies, you'll probably be in better health than if you scarf down McD's all day.

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    Dried goji berries are loaded with Vitamins A and C, are relatively high in protein, and taste like ambrosia. They also happen to be really expensive because of where/how they're grown and because health-food nuts tend to have deep pockets. Ašai I'm not sure about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwoww
    Dried goji berries are loaded with Vitamins A and C, are relatively high in protein, and taste like ambrosia. They also happen to be really expensive because of where/how they're grown and because health-food nuts tend to have deep pockets. Ašai I'm not sure about.
    So called "goji" berries are actually quite cheap. Any Chinese grocer or herbalist has them. They are a staple in soups and such.

    The don't actually grow in Tibet as some claim due to the altitude. They do however grow on the high-plateau in Xinjiang province (also in Western China). The berries from Xinjiang are considered to be good quality and have high vitamin content.
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