When considering your health, berries have earned themselves a pretty good rap.
And we could go on.
But men, there’s a specific berry that has benefits just for you.
Goji berries, also known as wolfberries (a little more appropriate for us men), find their medicinal roots in ancient China…
They’ve historically been used as a remedy for eye, liver and skin ailments. However, they have powerful benefits for men’s health that are often overlooked.
Below are the Big 3 Goji Berry Benefits for Men…
Fertility is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) traits of a successful man according to evolutionary standards…
It’s what has kept humankind around. Without it, we would be not.
Still, men often glance over fertility as a health benefit, because, well, we all assume ourselves to be fertile…
However, infertility is very common today.
Infertility is (obviously) the opposite of fertility…
It’s a medical condition in which a couple that is trying to have a baby cannot… and nearly 17% of couples in the United States struggle with infertility.
In 30% of those cases, the male is the one who is infertile, and those numbers are on the rise.
In most cases this is the result of the male’s sperm count being too low, decreasing the chances of one’s sperm from reaching “the goal”. Here’s why this is an issue…
Aside from the whole “procreation” thing… infertility is tough on marriages. Even detrimental…
Tens of thousands of couples go through infertility counseling yearly… It can feel like a hopeless situation.
And if you’re facing this struggle, my heart goes out to you and I hope this small nutritional superfood tip can help increase your chances of success…
I mean it.
Now if you’re just starting to consider the importance of being a fertile male, get some Goji berries into your diet.
Studies have shown that the Goji berry can help male fertility by increasing your sperm count.
In fact, a Chinese study conducted with 42 infertile men (due to low sperm count), has shown that just adding a half an ounce of Goji berry to your daily diet can increase your sperm count.
Goji berries also act as an antioxidant, which helps to keep your “family jewels” from overheating.
If your man-nuggets are too warm, your sperm production will decrease significantly.
However, Goji berries reverse the effects of overheating on sperm production in order to keep you fertile.
Pro tip: Do your little swimmers a favor, replace your briefs with boxer shorts and get some Goji berries into your diet…
Your future children will thank you.
When it comes to berries, Goji berries are kind of a “Jack-of-all-trades.”
Their health benefits are vast and various.
A 28-gram serving of Goji berries contains 3 grams of protein…
Sure, not a number that’s going to get you jumping out of your chair (unless you’re a vegan), but for a berry, that’s pretty darn good.
Goji berries also contain all of your essential amino acids.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
They’re necessary for repairing damaged tissue after your workout, the performance of day-to-day functions and for the removal of any waste deposits in your metabolism.
Also, Goji berries are a good source of fiber…
Fiber stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria in your body, making for a healthy digestive system and colon.
Goji berries also contain vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, selenium, thiamin, and calcium, assuming many benefits in one bite.
The bottom line is that this berry is packed with muscle building, digestive cleansing and immune defending nutrients to keep your muscles growing, and health flowing daily.
Improves Brain Health
As important as your brawn health is, your brain health is even more important…
On top of its benefits for your male reproductive system and your physique, the Goji berry contains essential nutrients for your brain.
Goji berries uniquely contain something called polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides are molecular compounds consisting of carbohydrates bonded with glucose.
These compounds support your brain health.
They improve your learning and memory so that everything from leaning a new program on the job to remembering your wife’s shopping list will come more naturally to you.
Consider also the important long-term benefits of Goji berries for your brain health.
These berries can help prevent you from Alzheimer’s disease, a memory ravaging disease that inhibits your cognitive abilities.
The polysaccharides in Goji berries protect against neuron death in your brain…
And for those 5 million Americans alone who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the polysaccharides found in Goji berries are helpful in reducing the symptoms of the disease.
Brain health is important.
You’ll spend your life making memories that you’ll never want to forget.
Get Goji Berries Into Your Daily Diet
Goji berries are pretty simple to add to your daily diet.
They’re small, accessible, and they’re actually delicious. But if you’re looking for some more creative ways to get them into your daily routine, we’ve got you covered.
Goji Berry Smoothie
- 1 serving Goji berry powder
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- 2 teaspoons honey, optional
- 2 cups almond milk (optional, low-fat milk)
- In a blender, add the Goji berry powder, strawberries, honey, almond milk and ice and blend until smooth.
Goji Berry Oatmeal
- 1 cup Goji berries
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup almond milk
- Boil 2 cups of water and add Goji berries in it.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes to soften the berries.
- Add a cup of oatmeal then let it cook at a low temperature with the lid on.
- Once cooked, take off heat and mix well the almond milk.
Goji Berry Trail Mix
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup raw walnuts
- ⅓ cup dried Goji berries
Goji Berries are packed with health benefits for men.
And honestly, they’re so easy to implement into your diet that you really have no excuse not to do so.
Have them for breakfast or a midday snack.
Your entire body, from head to toe, will thank you.
Oh and if you liked this article you may want to check out the top 15 testosterone boosting vegetables and fruits in this article. (Yes, Goji Berries made the cut)
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